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    Tbh @wanda I don't think cheap coilovers are your thing after reading your project thread (no offense intended to those of you that do). I think you'd be better off running a shock and spring setup.

    Get some proper size tyres on those style 24s as well .

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    Well @Prince, suggest me one ? Mind you "cheap" is what i want, i haven't won the Lotto LOL...

    So lowering springs & standard shocks ? Yes ? No ?

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    Well @Prince, suggest me one ? Mind you "cheap" is what i want, i haven't won the Lotto LOL...

    So lowering springs & standard shocks ? Yes ? No ?
    You could use standard shocks but you'd be better off with Bilsteins (B4/B6s iirc).

    Basically, springs and shocks shouldn't ruin the way it feels but you won't be able to slam it either.

    IMO if you're going to get coilovers you should at least get something decent. HSD DTs are around 500 and although they aren't as good as the MPs, are probably one of the best coilovers in the 'mid-range' prices. I like to stick by the wise old saying 'you get what you pay for'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    You could use standard shocks but you'd be better off with Bilsteins (B4/B6s iirc).

    Basically, springs and shocks shouldn't ruin the way it feels but you won't be able to slam it either.

    IMO if you're going to get coilovers you should at least get something decent. HSD DTs are around 500 and although they aren't as good as the MPs, are probably one of the best coilovers in the 'mid-range' prices. I like to stick by the wise old saying 'you get what you pay for'.
    As for the springs, how much of "mm" drop should i be looking at ? (I really to get rid of that tracktor height lol)

    The 200 coilovers wouldn't even be a permanent investment, as i'll tend to upgrade later in the year.

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    i ran the hottuning (ta technix) coilovers for about a year and a half on my daily
    i never had to pay anything other than the purchase price as the delivery was included
    the ride was pretty good considering how much they cost even though i was running pretty low
    one of the front shocks burst the seals, it was replaced without fuss so the service was excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda View Post
    As for the springs, how much of "mm" drop should i be looking at ? (I really to get rid of that tracktor height lol)

    The 200 coilovers wouldn't even be a permanent investment, as i'll tend to upgrade later in the year.
    If that's the case then why waste 200? Just save your money and get something that'll improve the handling when you can afford it. Take a leaf out of @Devil's book.

    I know that means rocking 4x4 height for longer but it'll be worth it.

    What sort of drop are you looking for? Do you want the car slammed or do you prefer the look of @Steve's old M3?

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    @Prince is right @wanda - Save up for a decent set... or I am thinking you want Springs 60/40 drop would do you nicely! Then get some Bilsteins, B4 = Standard OEM Shock & B6 = Stiffer.

    I am saving up for a set of HSD MP's and I'll live with my ride height what I have now... Coilovers are something you get when you either race or just want to slam it... Springs are going to be firmer but still a nicer ride...

    You are going to need to change the tyre sizes on one tyre! or change all of them...

    Either go 225/45/17 all around OR go 235/40/17 (These you might not have the space for spacers) all around....

    Some links for you to check out but keep your eye on eBay - Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs for BMW - larkspeed.com

    These are the 60/30 drop - Plus they are H&R a Quality brand... - H&R Lowering Springs / Spring Kit for BMW - larkspeed.com

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    LOL, i do wish 500-800 colies would be just be half/price for a day lol.


    Well, Okay then, that means a set of springs & shocks then. Or i'll just stick to the 4x4 height as Matt says. Though i appreciate the input mate

    Damien, i was planning on keeping the staggered set-up [205/40/17 rears, [225/45/17 rears. Or i'll just replace then all with "225/40/17" all round. Instead of a "45" profile. I'll still get spacers if there is still room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda View Post
    LOL, i do wish 500-800 colies would be just be half/price for a day lol.


    Well, Okay then, that means a set of springs & shocks then. Or i'll just stick to the 4x4 height as Matt says. Though i appreciate the input mate

    Damien, i was planning on keeping the staggered set-up [205/40/17 rears, [225/45/17 rears. Or i'll just replace then all with "225/40/17" all round. Instead of a "45" profile. I'll still get spacers if there is still room.
    You'll add miles quicker to the BM with 225/40/17 - You would be better off with either 225/45/17 or 235/40/17 as your running normal alloys... Any tyres in mind you going for?

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    You'll add miles quicker to the BM with 225/40/17 - You would be better off with either 225/45/17 or 235/40/17 as your running normal alloys... Any tyres in mind you going for?
    In this case i'll leave the rears 225/45/17 then. It's only the fronts are 205/40/17 , hence a staggered set-up.

    I'm sure the current tyres would have some tread life left. However, i've only know most people running Yoko AD08's or Nankang NS2's on their BMW's. All i know is , they're expensive!
    At the same time , after reading this thread http://www.bmwforums.info/bmw-tyres-...-new-post.html
    I won't be buying "budget" tyres per se. I'd like something less expensive anyways, otherwise i won't have a budget for my other project i'm trying to finish for months.

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