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      02-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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What's the right drop?!

I'm not sure if my car looks too low?!

I wanted it decked but not sure if its too far. Looking at replacing shocks and might do the springs aswell....




UK roads don't help as i seem to feel every pot hole!!
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      02-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Has the car got standard suspension at the moment?? Ie in the picture.
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      02-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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Pictures are H&R springs on standard shocks. Looking at the Koni FSD's and wondering if its worth getting some Eibach springs to replace the H&R's

However, I'm reluctant to admit defeat with the H&R's!!
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      02-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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Personally, I would raise the rear slightly so that you have the same gap at both ends of the car. I like the look of a level car.

However, it looks bloody great. Makes me want to lower mine..

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      02-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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i think it looks spot on mate!

to be fair how does it feel when driving it? and is it scraping? if not...keep it! lol

how much are koni FSD's gonna set you back?
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      02-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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Love the wheels , what are they??

I agree with lifting the rear to match the front.
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      02-15-2013, 10:00 AM   #7
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I've had the rear arches rolled and there is no rubbing now even with 275 tyres, it bottoms out a bit over speed bumps but nothing serious....

The Koni FSD shocks come in around 540 the standard Koni sports are about 470. Although seen some bargain second hand ones come up in the classifieds. So may just bide my time.

The handling is awesome on a decent bit of road. With all the cold weather and rain decent roads are few and far between!!

Sportplus the alloys are Cades Apollo's, A P on here mentioned on another thread of mine he has a set knocking around if you fancied some....
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      02-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #8
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Stunning mate!

Is that the standard H&Rs or the really low ones, i think theres two isnt there? Sport and race?

Looks perfect!
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They are the lowest of the low! Not sure if they are sport or something else.

Thanks for all the reassurance! All the negative comments from people who don't know shit were starting to get to me....

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Thanks Greg, How much are the 19" tyres?. My 330D is on standard 17" rims at the moment
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      02-15-2013, 10:28 AM   #11
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All the negative comments from people who don't know shit were starting to get to me....

Ignore them mate
Car looks great, perfect drop IMO
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      02-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #12
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Thanks Greg, How much are the 19" tyres?. My 330D is on standard 17" rims at the moment
Falken's are good value for money, 235/35 front and 265/30 rear, I'm guessing a set will set you back about 580....
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spot on for me!!! like it alot! I may just invest in some H&R springs if this is the drop you get with them. What H&R springs are they?
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They are the 60/40 H&R's I'll have to take a look at the box to confirm whether they are just the sport springs. They definitely drop it as much as they say they do!!
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That is perfect drop Imo
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Dont like the look of the rear. Never a fan when there is no gap between arch and tyre. Looks like the suspension has collapsed.

I would do whatever makes the car most comfortable to drive, while still providing the performance you are after.
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Greg, keep that height/drop. If you want upgraded components, Koni's are great. or else coilovers. OR ELSE AIR SUSPENSION........................... ORRRRRRR ELSEEEEEEEEEEEE HYDRAULYICS!!!!

But seriously, perfect drop!
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I think it looks spot on I would have said with a drop like that they must be the race ones. The sports lower about 35/20mm or somewhere around there. What's the ride quality like? I've been thinking about a set for mine but I don't want to ruin the ride
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the drop looks perfect imo, and VERY nice wheels!
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      02-15-2013, 03:29 PM   #20
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Thanks guys I'm sticking with it and may go with coilovers instead of the koni's. but whatever happens it will stay low....

Ride was on just the springs is ok. You feel the bumps a lot and it can be quite frustrating. However, I don't use it everyday and these negatives are out weighed by the positives when you're on a decent bit of rode and its just glued to the road!
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