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      01-16-2018, 08:53 PM   #1
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Long term success lowered x drive?

Has anyone lowered their x drive on coils and had long term success without axel problems? Would a light drop prevent it or are we doomed either way? Nobody seems to report back after a year or two after being on coils. I have an 11í 335 with 60k on it. Itís a pretty tight driving car all around, Iíd hate to destroy it.
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      01-19-2018, 11:41 AM   #2
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Has anyone lowered their x drive on coils and had long term success without axel problems? Would a light drop prevent it or are we doomed either way? Nobody seems to report back after a year or two after being on coils. I have an 11í 335 with 60k on it. Itís a pretty tight driving car all around, Iíd hate to destroy it.
On Eibach Pro springs for many tens of thousands of miles and not a single issue with Koni FSD dampers.

Axles and boots are all fine.
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      01-19-2018, 05:18 PM   #3
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I haven't had any problems with my H&R street coilovers, I've had them for almost two years now. They're on the highest setting but the ride height is lower then stock.
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      01-20-2018, 04:20 PM   #4
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On Eibach Pro springs for many tens of thousands of miles and not a single issue with Koni FSD dampers.

Axles and boots are all fine.
Same setup I've got 25k on them and almost 139k on the clock.
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      01-20-2018, 06:23 PM   #5
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Have had my car lowered for about 100k miles, obviously nothing significant, you just need to pay more attention to small things.
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      01-21-2018, 08:58 PM   #6
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You should be good as long as you don't slam your car.
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      01-21-2018, 10:21 PM   #7
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Thank you eveyone for THe feedback. Iíve got kw v1ís ready to go for the spring. My e92 is a secondary car so alot of Miles doesnít get put on it to begin with. Iíve had the v1ís for almost 4 months already and while figuring out my Desired wheel specs I came across a lot of information pertaining to this issue or broken cv joints and axles. This is my first awd car so itís all new so far.

Would like to see some pics of the cars as well to show the ride height if at all possible.
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      01-22-2018, 12:25 AM   #8
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      01-23-2018, 10:06 PM   #9
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That looks awesome! How long/Miles have you been lowered like that ?
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      01-24-2018, 12:25 AM   #10
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That looks awesome! How long/Miles have you been lowered like that ?
2 years but i raised the car a bit since then. I'll take pics tomorrow of the current height
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      02-07-2018, 08:47 AM   #11
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Been at this height for a year now with no issues. About 15k miles on it.



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Been at this height for a year now with no issues. About 15k miles on it.



What suspension you on ?
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I've been in bc racing coilovers for about 8000 miles with zero issues!
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What suspension you on ?
BC Racing
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I'm on h and r race springs and to make it worse I put the rwd "i" version springs instead of the awe version. I've gone through 2 axle replacements on each side lol. I'm pretty slammed tho.

What I've learned is if you need to replace the axles, the cheaper aftermarket ones aren't the worst option as long as you replace the inner boot with an OEM one. The axle themselves do not fail, the inside boot just tears from the new aggressive geometry of the axles.
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I'm on h and r race springs and to make it worse I put the rwd "i" version springs instead of the awe version. I've gone through 2 axle replacements on each side lol. I'm pretty slammed tho.

What I've learned is if you need to replace the axles, the cheaper aftermarket ones aren't the worst option as long as you replace the inner boot with an OEM one. The axle themselves do not fail, the inside boot just tears from the new aggressive geometry of the axles.
Only thing you installed was the i springs ? No top hat etc ?
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Been at this height for a year now with no issues. About 15k miles on it.



Dang! That is simplistic and clean!! Great job!
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I've been in bc racing coilovers for about 8000 miles with zero issues!
Could you post a pic!?
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      02-26-2018, 11:24 PM   #19
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I've been in bc racing coilovers for about 8000 miles with zero issues!
Could you post a pic!?
I haven't gotten my wheels yet due to it being winter but here ya go!
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Only thing you installed was the i springs ? No top hat etc ?
Yeah just the i springs, if I put i top hats it would have made the car even lower.
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I'm on h and r race springs and to make it worse I put the rwd "i" version springs instead of the awe version. I've gone through 2 axle replacements on each side lol. I'm pretty slammed tho.

What I've learned is if you need to replace the axles, the cheaper aftermarket ones aren't the worst option as long as you replace the inner boot with an OEM one. The axle themselves do not fail, the inside boot just tears from the new aggressive geometry of the axles.
19" rims ? Reps or oem ?
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