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      11-23-2018, 08:50 AM   #23
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Yeah my car was a base model with non-M (and non-adaptive) suspension so your drop would be identical to mine in theory.

Dinan spring model: SKU: D100-0911
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Sweet, that's what I was looking to hear. I was probably going with Dinan anyway, but you sealed the deal for me. What size are your summers (437's right?). I know the Dinan springs will work with my stock wheels, but not sure if they'll work with my 20x8.5 245/30-20 Dinan wheels. I would think Dinan wheels wouldn't have fitment issues (worried about rub, primarily) with Dinan springs, but you never know lol.
I can't comment on your setup but correct I have 437's. Tire sizes are 235 in the front and 265 in the rear.
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I spent weeks trying to figure out the drop I would get. At first it was easy tons of members have these springs when you do a search but what I quickly learned was the drops different between the 328, 335, RWD and xdrive. Photos were easy to find for the 335 rwd and xdrive guys but 328's and 330's were tough. A friend of mine has a 328 with the same springs and the back of his car appears to sag lower than the front and this wasn't the look I was going for so i was on the fence about buying them.

Here's my car lowered yesterday morning for those trying to decide (I've done a couple hundred km's already).

Note: I haven't looked into it but it sounds like if you have adaptive this is another factor that can drive the type of drop you get.

From a performance standpoint:
-Body roll almost completely gone
-Very little bounce but when there is the cars quick to level
-Arguably feels "stock", car should have come from factory like this

How is comfort mode now with the springs?
Also, how long and how much did the installation cost?
Cost for install will vary on mechanic but my install cost me $130.
That's incredibly cheap. Isn't it a 4 or 5 hour job?
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      11-23-2018, 11:17 AM   #24
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Yeah my car was a base model with non-M (and non-adaptive) suspension so your drop would be identical to mine in theory.

Dinan spring model: SKU: D100-0911
Bumpstops: SKU: D193-3021
Sweet, that's what I was looking to hear. I was probably going with Dinan anyway, but you sealed the deal for me. What size are your summers (437's right?). I know the Dinan springs will work with my stock wheels, but not sure if they'll work with my 20x8.5 245/30-20 Dinan wheels. I would think Dinan wheels wouldn't have fitment issues (worried about rub, primarily) with Dinan springs, but you never know lol.
I can't comment on your setup but correct I have 437's. Tire sizes are 235 in the front and 265 in the rear.
How much did installation cost?
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I spent weeks trying to figure out the drop I would get. At first it was easy tons of members have these springs when you do a search but what I quickly learned was the drops different between the 328, 335, RWD and xdrive. Photos were easy to find for the 335 rwd and xdrive guys but 328's and 330's were tough. A friend of mine has a 328 with the same springs and the back of his car appears to sag lower than the front and this wasn't the look I was going for so i was on the fence about buying them.

Here's my car lowered yesterday morning for those trying to decide (I've done a couple hundred km's already).

Note: I haven't looked into it but it sounds like if you have adaptive this is another factor that can drive the type of drop you get.

From a performance standpoint:
-Body roll almost completely gone
-Very little bounce but when there is the cars quick to level
-Arguably feels "stock", car should have come from factory like this

How is comfort mode now with the springs?
Also, how long and how much did the installation cost?
Cost for install will vary on mechanic but my install cost me $130.
That's incredibly cheap. Isn't it a 4 or 5 hour job?
It all depends on how many are working on your car and skill set. A buddy of mine had them done in 2 hours. Mine took 4 hours.
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      11-23-2018, 01:57 PM   #25
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Looks awesome. I thought the Dinan springs only drop about a half inch or so, but yours looks like it came down about an inch or more - about right? I'm considering those springs for my 428i coupe, so if they drop like yours, i'm sold.
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Looks awesome. I thought the Dinan springs only drop about a half inch or so, but yours looks like it came down about an inch or more - about right? I'm considering those springs for my 428i coupe, so if they drop like yours, i'm sold.
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Looks awesome. I thought the Dinan springs only drop about a half inch or so, but yours looks like it came down about an inch or more - about right? I'm considering those springs for my 428i coupe, so if they drop like yours, i'm sold.
Per the website - the drop on 335 is 3/4" and the drop on 328 is 1".

Again everything's different between models
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Here's another photo a few days later. The drop doesn't appear to have changed.
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Car looks great! Any issue with excessive slush / ice collecting in your wheel wells when it snows?
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Car looks great! Any issue with excessive slush / ice collecting in your wheel wells when it snows?
None at all so far, the drops very mild. There's still quite a bit of space in the wheel wells.
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Beautiful drop and it looks perfect!

BTW did you set a negative camber on purpose? In the first pics the front wheels looks to have a much more negative camber than the rear, which I thought was just the distortion from the camera lens. But in the cleaner pic I can still see the same.
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Beautiful drop and it looks perfect!

BTW did you set a negative camber on purpose? In the first pics the front wheels looks to have a much more negative camber than the rear, which I thought was just the distortion from the camera lens. But in the cleaner pic I can still see the same.
The cambers pretty much oem spec and hasnt been altered beyond the natural position as a result of the drop.

With our cars you can't touch camber in the front.

The photo may be playing tricks with your eyes.
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Looks great! Have you added wheel spacers? If not do you plan to?
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Looks too fast now... Lol... NIce
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Looks great! Have you added wheel spacers? If not do you plan to?
In terms of winter set up as you see in the photos not too sure. I was considering it...

For my summer set up the offset on my 437's are perfect. Wheels are nice and flush with fenders.
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It's been 30 days since the install. Here's what the Dinans look like with my 437's:
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It's been 30 days since the install. Here's what the Dinans look like with my 437's:

The car looks really good man. Nice work!
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Looks like stock 2WD ride height. The photo before the drop isn't showing.
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Looks like stock 2WD ride height. The photo before the drop isn't showing.
Photos play tricks on eyes. I would say if you want to get specific on right height difference your best to look at vehicles specs and the drop the aftermarket springs will give you based on drivetrain. It's different accross the various vehicle types.

Maybe my cars sitting at a RWD stand now, I couldn't tell you. My cars an xdrive so I could fit a fist in my wheel gap before I installed these springs.
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It's been 30 days since the install. Here's what the Dinans look like with my 437's:
Looks great. I just scheduled with a shop to have Dinan springs put on 2nd week of the new year, thanks to this thread
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It's been 30 days since the install. Here's what the Dinans look like with my 437's:
Looks great. I just scheduled with a shop to have Dinan springs put on 2nd week of the new year, thanks to this thread
No worries man and congrats. I was sceptical on the mild reverse rake with my 18's + original 400m offset but with the 437's paired with Conti's I'm 100% happy with it.
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No worries man and congrats. I was sceptical on the mild reverse rake with my 18's + original 400m offset but with the 437's paired with Conti's I'm 100% happy with it.
Yah I was a little worried about the reverse rake as well, but looking at pics it looks perfect. Looks like it's there but very mild like you said, and kinda looks cool IMO. Kinda bummed I'll be getting the springs installed in the winter with the stock 17's, but once the summers are on...
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Looks like stock 2WD ride height. The photo before the drop isn't showing.
What are you talking about, no it doesn't? There's very little wheel gap in his pics, which can't be said for any stock f30.

I'm RWD and if my car looked like that stock I sure as hell wouldn't have felt the need to lower mine.
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I'm jealous. I'd love to drop my 4X4. I don't see why they made them ride so much higher than the RWDs. The wheel gap looks hideous stock.

If i wasn't leasing it would be done already.

Looks great!
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