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      12-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Anyone Considered Lowering

Have any of you guys considered having your car lowered.
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      12-24-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Would this be even possible if the car had adaptive?
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      12-24-2012, 05:18 AM   #3
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Would this be even possible if the car had adaptive?
I think it is... Seem to recall someone doing it somewhere.
I have thought about it, some Kelleners springs would be nice as i dont have sport suspension? Sometimes the car looks a bit too tall
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Think some of the guys in the US forum have done this, judging by the pics. They may have the details of what's possible.





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      12-24-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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They just look wrong to me!
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They just look wrong to me!
Very, very wrong.
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      12-24-2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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I'm sure PF64 doesn't mean the 'slammed' MAXPOWER look

Yes even adaptive can be lowered, and no doubt there will be lowering springs available for the F30 soon enough (if not already).
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The Yanks do NOT have speed humps we DO. forget it.
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The Yanks do NOT have speed humps we DO. forget it.
No but they have the mother of potholes, the cars above are garage queens, except for perhaps the first one.
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How old are you guys?
Sounds like you all are 50+
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How old are you guys?
Sounds like you all are 50+
most of use are "Half Dead" we just wont accept it yet.
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To be a bit more serious...

I want to lower my car because I think it is way to high stock. But I don't want it as low as the two above with the HRE wheels because it wouldn't be possible to drive it here in Sweden with all the speed bumps.

I got a set of coilovers and will most likely set them up to be similar to the H&R Sport springs that look really good.


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To be a bit more serious...

I want to lower my car because I think it is way to high stock. But I don't want it as low as the two above with the HRE wheels because it wouldn't be possible to drive it here in Sweden with all the speed bumps.

I got a set of coilovers and will most likely set them up to be similar to the H&R Sport springs that look really good.
Are you doing this purely for looks? Or to also try and improve the handling?
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Your warranty will be null and void. Why fiddle if it ain't broke and when it is so very good? Lowered cars look riduculous on everyday/normal roads. With all our speedbumps etc you'll bugger up the bodywork by scraping it many a time. Not worth the expense, agro or the ruination of the ride/handling balance.
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Are you doing this purely for looks? Or to also try and improve the handling?
Looks only.
Nothing wrong with the handling the way I'm driving my car.
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I had my first E60 sport lowered but only by 15 to 20mm.

Although I had it lowered for looks the improvement in the ride with 19's was a bonus. It felt far more compliant.

I am thinking that a slight drop of about 15mm will look quite good but wouldn't look to different from stock.
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I will need to ask some questions if it affects the ride with adaptive as it is so good at the moment I don't want to do anything that will have a negative affect.
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I will need to ask some questions if it affects the ride with adaptive as it is so good at the moment I don't want to do anything that will have a negative affect.
Yesterday, I sat in a friend's car similar to mine with 19" 403 wheels. Lordy me, they looked so good. There was a difference in the ride comfort between mine with 18" wheels and his. I preferred the ride comfort with 18" wheels.

Now, if you fiddle around with the springs and dampers, it seems obvious to me that this will have more of a negative effect on the ride comfort than when just a small change in wheel diameter can have a slight but noticeable effect.

Some may prefer the 'planted' feel of the 19" wheels, but I feel that in 'comfort' with 18" wheels, the ride is as stiff as I can accept on our pocksy roads.

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Is the set up with adaptive not lower I read somewhere?
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M Sport Suspension and Adaptive M Sport Suspension are 10 mm lower than Standard Suspension. Any lower and you'll possibly be scraping the car's nether regions on speed humps and bumps! Don't be vertically challenged any further.
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To be a bit more serious...

I want to lower my car because I think it is way to high stock. But I don't want it as low as the two above with the HRE wheels because it wouldn't be possible to drive it here in Sweden with all the speed bumps.

I got a set of coilovers and will most likely set them up to be similar to the H&R Sport springs that look really good.


Which member owns the white one?
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Which member owns the white one?
Glad it's not me, with the "Speed humps" here it will not last long.
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