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    My first time lowering the E36 ....

    Ever since i bought the car, i've always had 15" alloys & kept the car on it's standard "tracktor" height ...
    Now that i'm waiting for the M double spoke alloys to arrive later this week, it gives me a good excuse to find a lowering kit.

    At the moment on eBay i'm seeing "JOM Kit" and "TuningArt" ..... Do you guys have any experiences with these two ?
    Mind you, i'm on a budget. I just can't see myself forking out 500 just to drop the car

    In case anyone asks, i'll be fitting:
    17" Style 24 alloys , 205/40/17 front & 225/45/17 at the rears ...

    Oh yeah, what about lowering springs ? Good or bad ?

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    Hot tuning Coilovers are about 150 delivered I think and a lot of people seem to use them And get on ok with them depends how much drop you want springs might be ok never used them myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeauty328i View Post
    HOTTUNING bimmerforums offer: BMW E36 3-series Coilovers - Page 52
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    Seems like they are based in Belgium...
    I've never bought car parts overseas, so won't the customs charge me or something ? I'm a noob at this stuff

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    I'm running jom's on my coupe and do as you want them to do hard ride but if your lowering your no looking for a soft ride anyway ive had them on about a year now and have no complaints at all with them as far as cheap set's go,I am already looking at upgradin them next year so going be looking to spend around 700/800 on decent set


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    Quote Originally Posted by meka View Post
    I'm running jom's on my coupe and do as you want them to do hard ride but if your lowering your no looking for a soft ride anyway ive had them on about a year now and have no complaints at all with them as far as cheap set's go,I am already looking at upgradin them next year so going be looking to spend around 700/800 on decent set
    Well i just hope the hardness of the ride can be tolerated... After all i live in a town obessesed with speed humps .... I have to watch my spine now.

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    Re: My first time lowering the E36 ....

    I had Einstein sport shocks and cheap lowering springs off eBay and they were great when I swapped them and got cheap coilovers I hated the car partly the reason I didn't want to keep it was gow sloppy it ended up with tires coilovers and rear mounts popping through.

    So buy new allways! And the cheap ones are good for what they are don't expect 2000 worth of ride quality for 200 haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda View Post
    Well i just hope the hardness of the ride can be tolerated... After all i live in a town obessesed with speed humps .... I have to watch my spine now.
    The ride is ok and fine but if your dropping down from stanard level its always going to lose the softness.My area is also covered with speed bump's and i have to stop and crawl over them


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    me and disco stu run or ran in stus case the ta technix ones and for the money a nice drop and ride but dont compare them to the hsd ones or quality shocks and springs set up for ride quality.

    for cheap go ta technix or jom

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    Looks like JOM has had more votes so far. Thanks for the input lads, at least 200 notes won't be a total waste then

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