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      11-06-2020, 04:51 PM   #1
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what's the lowest without issues we can drop this car with xdrive... My shop is recommending only a 1" drop due to axle alignment...
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      11-27-2020, 02:17 PM   #2
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I think it depends on your current setup and where you live.
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      11-27-2020, 02:56 PM   #3
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You're trying to go lower than the photos you posted????
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      11-27-2020, 03:58 PM   #4
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You're trying to go lower than the photos you posted????
Me? No... this was before all that... the drop in the pictures I posted is perfect... it's as low as I'd go with this car and still be functional.. Fender height of 25-3/4"F & 25-7/8" rear...
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Just dropped mine 1.4 inches (front), 1.6 inches (rear). So far so good. I will get it realigned in about couple of weeks once the springs fully settle, and update again.

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what's the lowest without issues we can drop this car with xdrive... My shop is recommending only a 1" drop due to axle alignment...
Your shop is correct. I would suggest no more than 1" or about 25mm.
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      01-25-2021, 07:34 PM   #7
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Your shop is correct. I would suggest no more than 1" or about 25mm.
ended up at 1.5" drop and it's all good...




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      01-25-2021, 07:58 PM   #8
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FastF30, worthwhile thread to read:

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1640775
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      01-26-2021, 07:39 AM   #9
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Looks good
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      01-26-2021, 11:11 AM   #10
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FastF30, worthwhile thread to read:

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1640775
Believe me... read it all... 1.5" is good... just make sure you get an alignment right away... don't do any crazy offsets... stick to stock numbers...

P.s. I'm on coilovers (flatout suspension) with strut brace... car handles like it should for a sports sedan... can't beat it...
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      09-14-2021, 08:55 AM   #11
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I have a 320i xdrive, is it still ok to fit the eibach springs made for a rwd version for mine or does this only work for the 6 cylinder cars?
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      10-06-2021, 04:25 PM   #12
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Xdrive suspension is different and wagons need different springs than sedans.

I was tempted by springs but at now 70k miles by the time I added correct shocks and struts plus the correct Eibach 320d wagon springs… I was only a couple hundred away from KW street comforts.
So that’s what I did. 1.5 front and 1” rear, still have my passenger and cargo capacity without tail dragging, amd can clear the 12! ridiculous speed bumps at my daughters school drop off.
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      10-07-2021, 12:41 PM   #13
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Here's my drop at two different track days. I don't have any rubbing issues. Can't say for sure how much of a drop it is, but I'm running on BC coilovers.

Not as harsh of a ride as you might expect, but it's amazing on the track. I do end up kissing random speed bumps and parking lot approaches with the front bumper if I'm not careful.
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