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      01-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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lowering springs or coilover kit?

I want to lower my e90 330i about an inch, should I just put lowering springs or coilover kit? suggestions for springs or coilover kit... from cali so my car doesn't see any snow and road salt!
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      01-27-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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I've been through two sets of springs, a spring and shock combo and I'm on my second set of coilovers. If I had to do it all over again, I would just go straight to coilovers and save myself the time, energy, and money of course. Coilovers just feel better, the adjust ability is a lot nicer than just having springs and being done with it, and because you will eventually go from springs to coilovers more than likely, it'll be less expensive of course to go straight to coilovers, then keeping them.

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      01-27-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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+1 on doing it right the first time.
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I'm going to have some HR Sport Springs for sale soon if interested. Should drop your car 1-1.5" or so and is a rather inexpensive way to lower your car, if that is the only thing you are looking for. Like MB said, I'm paying some big bucks to upgrade to coils, which I should have done in the first place. I'm more concerned about performance and handling vs. aesthetics.

FYI I'm in Sac too.
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Shocks & springs if you just want lowering + a little better handling. That's what's on your car now.

Coils if you want to race.
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Thanks guys! Think I'm more inclined to do the coilovers!
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hit me up if u wana see how lowering springs look like.. i got H&R sports... im n sac also
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hit me up if u wana see how lowering springs look like.. i got H&R sports... im n sac also

Where do you guys go for suspension work? Where can I have the coilovers installed?
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hit me up if u wana see how lowering springs look like.. i got H&R sports... im n sac also

Where do you guys go for suspension work? Where can I have the coilovers installed?
Radial tire off Fulton and cottage (916) 481-7007
Syndicategt referred them to me and they did a good job
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