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      05-11-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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COILOVER or SPRING SUSPENSION

Hey guys can anyone tell which is better? coilovers or spring suspension. i found a site that sells coilovers but all ive been seeing that people use on the forums are springs..

this is the site for the coilovers btw if anyone was interested

http://www.tunersdepot.com/Suspensio...-E90-1668.html
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      05-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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As far as I'm aware, there aren't any coilovers for the F30 yet. Your only option is the H&R lowering springs, which I don't recommend until there are properly matched dampeners available.

That link you have is for an E90 328i, not the F30.
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      05-13-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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omg.. thank you so much.. phew almost bought em
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omg.. thank you so much.. phew almost bought em
Haha, no worries. Unless you're looking to track your car, I'd wait for a good shock/spring combo to hit market. Coilovers require a lot of adjustments and the ride can get overly harsh.
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      05-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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If i buy 19s with low profile tires without modifying the suspension. Would it look wierd? Lol i cant imagine it
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Hey guys can anyone tell which is better? coilovers or spring suspension. i found a site that sells coilovers but all ive been seeing that people use on the forums are springs..

this is the site for the coilovers btw if anyone was interested

http://www.tunersdepot.com/Suspensio...-E90-1668.html
Those are for the e body type.

We're the F body type.
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How does this look weird? Unless you are increasing the overall wheel diameter its fine.

People look at you car on the road, not when its parked in your garage empty... when you sit your butt down in the car or u have another passenger the car will be lower already the car looks fine. I' am sure we've all seen plenty of lowered cars with a few passengers look totally slammed and silly.
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Doesn't the car come with 19" wheels as an option? Why would after market 19s look any different than OEM 19s if you keep the same overall diameter?
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My issue was I went with low profile wheels for when I plan to drop and that's why mine looks weird. Also my aggressive offset with no drop add to the lack of stance appeal
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How does this look weird? Unless you are increasing the overall wheel diameter its fine.

People look at you car on the road, not when its parked in your garage empty... when you sit your butt down in the car or u have another passenger the car will be lower already the car looks fine. I' am sure we've all seen plenty of lowered cars with a few passengers look totally slammed and silly.
This I agree with, but I see stock wheels with better stance than mine. Again, mostly due to low profile tires and aggressive offset.
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A lot of people seem to be putting e9x tire sizes on 19" wheels, with incorrect aspect ratios. Personally that's what i find looks weird. The overall wheel + tire diameter looks abnormally small on the f30.
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A lot of people seem to be putting e9x tire sizes on 19" wheels, with incorrect aspect ratios. Personally that's what i find looks weird. The overall wheel + tire diameter looks abnormally small on the f30.
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A lot of people seem to be putting e9x tire sizes on 19" wheels, with incorrect aspect ratios. Personally that's what i find looks weird. The overall wheel + tire diameter looks abnormally small on the f30.
You are right, I realized this after the installing my wheels. I am still learning about wheels, tires, and suspension and this is a lesson learned hard way . I am hoping with a better ratio on my next tires paired with the m performance suspension I will have a meaner stance.
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