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      05-11-2015, 08:32 PM   #1
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Wondering about the process of lowering my car??

Im looking into lowering me 328i base model when I get different rims but am unsure about some things. If I get new lowering springs, do i need to get new shocks or anything else? Will my ride quality suffer greatly? Will my ride be bouncy?

Im thinking about getting H&R Super Sport springs. Would also like to hear people's opinion of those springs.
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      05-12-2015, 05:46 AM   #2
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Im looking into lowering me 328i base model when I get different rims but am unsure about some things. If I get new lowering springs, do i need to get new shocks or anything else? Will my ride quality suffer greatly? Will my ride be bouncy?

Im thinking about getting H&R Super Sport springs. Would also like to hear people's opinion of those springs.
You do not NEED new shocks.

Ride quality is your own opinion. From reading around the sport springs seem to improve a majority of people's opinion on ride quality, but some do not like it.

The super sport seems to be 1/3 liked it and 2/3s thought it was too aggressive. You need to try and find someone local and ride for yourself.

Bouncy? Just the opposite, I do not have H&R but lowering springs generally get rid of the bouncy stock F30.
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      05-12-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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Wonder no more...just do it!

I waited 3 years to do this, and this is my only regret: for not doing it much sooner!

My 335 luxury line no sport stock suspension was bouncy all OVER the place... i just cant believe BM released such a bouncy car.

Anyhow, i have just gotten the H&R sport without any new shocks, and it is so much better.

This is how the car should be from day one!!!

I agree with Jera above:
- Super Sport is TOO low, unless you like you car slammed
- H&R Sport is low enough, but anymore and its annoying to go through speed bumps.
- news shocks would definetely be a better combo, but you do NOT need them. Since the H&R are sitting on OEM shocks in my car, i was afraid the bounciness would not be gone, BUT it IS GONE practically.

I love my car even more with this new setup!!!
Looks great and gone is the bounce.
No more gaps and with spacers, its all flush too.

DO IT!

I will post some pictures later tonight if you want
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      05-12-2015, 08:29 AM   #4
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I have a set of 335i M-sport shocks I'd sell for cheap if you want em.
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      05-12-2015, 10:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, can you post some pics? I would love to see what other people's cars look like with H&R Springs.
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      05-13-2015, 12:54 AM   #6
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i am trying to put together some before and after photos, but you can get a better idea by going here:

https://europeanautosource.com/blog/tag/f30.html?page=1

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      05-16-2015, 12:39 PM   #7
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BEFORE:


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I have more photos... patience.
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BEFORE:


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Larger:
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      05-16-2015, 12:51 PM   #9
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From the Front:


BEFORE:


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BEFORE with the SUV look:


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Any lower, and i think it would be too obnoxious... This strikes the right balance between look, ride compliance, and practicality (over bumps):
Keep in mind, we added spacers too when lowering the car: Front: 15mm! Rear: 12mm.

I love it.

Let me know if you need more photos, i got more

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      05-16-2015, 12:56 PM   #10
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With an E90 Sport:

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Very helpful post

Thanks Driven for your comments and photos. I have been debating lowering my 428i as well after adding 19 inch wheels. Your post was really helpful. Sounds like most people are very happy with the H&R sports.
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you are welcome gsilver

I am on 19' OEM wheels, so that should give you an idea as well.

Be sure to go to this thread for some side problems...
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1082735

Thankfully we dont have too many of those pot-holes in SoCal, but try to keep an eye for them...
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