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      07-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #67
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if we are doing that route why not AST, or a clubsport custom suspension.
Because of money. lol
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Because of money. lol
its always because of money i would get decent coils, if you want go the used route, could save u a lot of money.
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I have K Sport and I love them.. Any settings and they're built really strong and light. Plus they are not expensive.
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i used H&R Sports springs to lower my car...don't use Race though.
why not use race ?
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I use K sport coil-overs. They are affordable and have many settings to customize your height, ride and camber. My car handles really well with these.
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why not use race ?
Did you read the the whole thread?
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I use K sport coil-overs. They are affordable and have many settings to customize your height, ride and camber. My car handles really well with these.
Do you have pix of how your car sits with them?
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Lol front looks nice, but do you have rear pix?
here are some cleaner pics..
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here are some cleaner pics..
That. drop. is. THE SHIT!

Man. And no rubs going over bumps with a car full of people? No ride complaints?
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That. drop. is. THE SHIT!

Man. And no rubs going over bumps with a car full of people? No ride complaints?
lol..yeah no rub whatsoever...like i said earlier, there's about an index finger-wide gap for the wheels...pretty tight...as far as the ride goes, like we mentioned earlier..a tiny bit stiffer than OEM sports..
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you can prefer kw coils.But it coast much ı use eicbachs...
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lol..yeah no rub whatsoever...like i said earlier, there's about an index finger-wide gap for the wheels...pretty tight...as far as the ride goes, like we mentioned earlier..a tiny bit stiffer than OEM sports..
How is it with a car full of people?
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Doesn't look like you (bimmer335i) have aggressive offsets or spacers? So you should be able to go as low as you want and not rub...

But you (turbosurge) have an aggressive setup from what I see...so you do need to be careful how low you go. If you stick with eibachs...you should be ok....any lower and you better make sure your tires/wheels aren't sitting right under your fender....but then you could just get your fenders rolled...but then we're getting into another dimension/discussion lol.....something that's an art/science these days....hella flush!
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Doesn't look like you (bimmer335i) have aggressive offsets or spacers? So you should be able to go as low as you want and not rub...

But you (turbosurge) have an aggressive setup from what I see...so you do need to be careful how low you go. If you stick with eibachs...you should be ok....any lower and you better make sure your tires/wheels aren't sitting right under your fender....but then you could just get your fenders rolled...but then we're getting into another dimension/discussion lol.....something that's an art/science these days....hella flush!
Haha, no thx, dont wanna roll my fenders. Eibachs on stock? or eibachs on kw should be fine?
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Rolling the fenders is no big deal...I had it done....as long as it's done by someone who knows what they're doing...it's a great option.

OK....so you haven't taken my advice and read up in the suspension section, lol..

When someone says KW...they're talking about a coilover setup. So that's a spring/shocks combo. And if you purchased KW's...V1/2 or 3...you could raise/lower them. So you could actually raise your car higher than stock (I think this is correct) or drop it VERY low...like almost sitting on the ground literally. You can do that with any of the three....V1's you can ONLY raise/drop. V2's you can change the dampening....from soft to stiff. I think the only difference with V3's is you have camber adjustability (plates). This applies to most coilovers. Most come with all options. But KW's are pretty much the middle as far as quality.

When someone mentions Eibachs...they are only talking springs....even though eibach does have a coil kit for our cars...but I think they are very rare on this forum. It's funny cause I was just looking at this kit in a magazine and wondering why you don't hear about more people getting that setup. Eibach is a very reputable company with quality products.

Shocks cannot drop the car...only springs...just in case you didn't know that....

The one thing that you can't argue with about coilovers...you're buying a spring/shock combo that were designed together and SHOULD be matched perfectly....
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Rolling the fenders is no big deal...I had it done....as long as it's done by someone who knows what they're doing...it's a great option.

OK....so you haven't taken my advice and read up in the suspension section, lol..

When someone says KW...they're talking about a coilover setup. So that's a spring/shocks combo. And if you purchased KW's...V1/2 or 3...you could raise/lower them. So you could actually raise your car higher than stock (I think this is correct) or drop it VERY low...like almost sitting on the ground literally. You can do that with any of the three....V1's you can ONLY raise/drop. V2's you can change the dampening....from soft to stiff. I think the only difference with V3's is you have camber adjustability (plates). This applies to most coilovers. Most come with all options. But KW's are pretty much the middle as far as quality.

When someone mentions Eibachs...they are only talking springs....even though eibach does have a coil kit for our cars...but I think they are very rare on this forum. It's funny cause I was just looking at this kit in a magazine and wondering why you don't hear about more people getting that setup. Eibach is a very reputable company with quality products.

Shocks cannot drop the car...only springs...just in case you didn't know that....

The one thing that you can't argue with about coilovers...you're buying a spring/shock combo that were designed together and SHOULD be matched perfectly....

Good info. Thx!
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Doesn't look like you (bimmer335i) have aggressive offsets or spacers? So you should be able to go as low as you want and not rub...

But you (turbosurge) have an aggressive setup from what I see...so you do need to be careful how low you go. If you stick with eibachs...you should be ok....any lower and you better make sure your tires/wheels aren't sitting right under your fender....but then you could just get your fenders rolled...but then we're getting into another dimension/discussion lol.....something that's an art/science these days....hella flush!
Nope, no aggressive offsets here. Had 10mm spacers, but removed them due to what you've said...I do have my cambers settings adjusted however, to give that aggressive look from the rear...something like this // \\
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How is it with a car full of people?
Believe it or not, i've never driven with full of people, only with 2 other passengers, one front and one in the rear seat. From what I felt and what they've told me, the ride seems smoother and more stable. If I were to drive alone just by myself, i feel the ride seems to be more stiffer or bouncier, if you will. Bottom line here is, the ride seems to feel better if i had one passenger, and my wife loves that too
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Believe it or not, i've never driven with full of people, only with 2 other passengers, one front and one in the rear seat. From what I felt and what they've told me, the ride seems smoother and more stable. If I were to drive alone just by myself, i feel the ride seems to be more stiffer or bouncier, if you will. Bottom line here is, the ride seems to feel better if i had one passenger, and my wife loves that too
Yeah I usually drive with just me, the wife, and the baby, but yesterday I was out with friends and I noticed that the back was REALLY low like flush with the car low.
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Race springs are something you should just put out of your mind right now....

If you can be patient....just hang around the suspension for sale section on this forum and look for someone selling yellows or FSD's..whichever you decide. You can get a good deal. Even with a few thousand miles on them...they are still like new. I think discountire.com and tirerack.com have pretty good deals on them. Plus there are a number of vendors on here that offer deals.

Like I said...start searching through the suspension section on here and look through the vendors section (look at their sites).
and why not race ? can you explain why it shouldnt be considered?

edit: the reason im asking is because i bought the h&r race springs because i got them fairly cheap so now i was wondering why its not a good idea to run it and if its ok to run it with koni yellows
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I'm not saying they're bad springs. I just know the OP is concerned with keeping nice ride and not going too low. Race springs are very low and the ride isn't for everyone. I'd love to be that low but the sports are rough enough.

But they're fine to pair with the yellows. The yellows are some great shocks and can handle any drop from what I've read.
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I'm not saying they're bad springs. I just know the OP is concerned with keeping nice ride and not going too low. Race springs are very low and the ride isn't for everyone. I'd love to be that low but the sports are rough enough.

But they're fine to pair with the yellows. The yellows are some great shocks and can handle any drop from what I've read.
Yellows? as in Koni FSD???? with the pro kit combo?
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