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      02-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hey everyone

Im wondering how much does kw v1 lower the car when spun all the way down.

And how much do the springs like eibach or h&R lower the car?

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I don't remember the exact reason but it's not good to run springs without doing the shocks too. If I were you and you're willing to spend the money just do it right and get the v1's from the beginning cause you'll probably upgrade eventually. I run the V1's and couldn't be happier with how they perform
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I don't remember the exact reason but it's not good to run springs without doing the shocks too. If I were you and you're willing to spend the money just do it right and get the v1's from the beginning cause you'll probably upgrade eventually. I run the V1's and couldn't be happier with how they perform
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That did not answer my question. But thanks for random facts
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That did not answer my question. But thanks for random facts
Hahahaha my bad... For some reason I read it as you were trying to decide which way to go... In terms of height idk but from what i've seen the springs lower it nicely they just don't do that good of a job getting rid of the rake. So the front will still sit higher than the rear. Pretty sure coils is the only way to get the front even or lower than the rear
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http://www.hrsprings.com/products/springs/

http://performance-suspension.eibach...s/pro-kit.html

http://performance-suspension.eibach...ings/sportline

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607445
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Thank you buddy this was very helpful.
So it seems that the kw v1 is able to lower the car significantly more than the springs.
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Thank you buddy this was very helpful.
So it seems that the kw v1 is able to lower the car significantly more than the springs.
Yea the coilovers are the better option by far for both performance and looks. Also they're height adjustable so during winter months you can dial them back up.
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