Coilovers or Lowering Springs

lennox13

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Alright folks, I'm not entirely sure what to go for here. I'd basically like to have zero arch gap. I'm not sure if a set of springs on their own are going to give me the drop I want, or if coilovers are the way forward? Has anyone had a significant drop with springs alone?
 

Todd

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Different variables here.

Coilovers will obviously give you all the adjustment you need to get your desired height, but cheapie coilovers may ruin the ride quality? Although that may not be a huge factor. Decent coilovers can be expensive and not all of them go overly low. Depends what you're after i suppose.

Some spring setups may give you the height you want but you'd need to research them all.

You may be able to get a height adjustable spring kit, such as the KW HAS. I'm not sure if it's available for your make/model.

I always found asking on facebook groups was handy. People reply quickly with photos and their setups.
 

CharlySkunkWeed

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Alright folks, I'm not entirely sure what to go for here. I'd basically like to have zero arch gap. I'm not sure if a set of springs on their own are going to give me the drop I want, or if coilovers are the way forward? Has anyone had a significant drop with springs alone?
Will depend on wheel width etc. Springs will travel more than coilovers so although more comfortable to drive, the stiffness of coilovers will stop wheels rubbing when going over bumps.
 

MarkM

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Good springs will be better than cheap coilovers imo.
I’m on Ford performance Eibachs which are plenty low for me and other springs go even lower, bit of research required!
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Snoopcousins

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I’ve put Eibach Pro kit on most of last cars …I find the drop Perfect for everyday use keeping OEM feel although just a slight more noticeable tightness in cornering..

Ideally I’d have KW V1 or V2 coilovers like on my last M3…gives an even better drive and can dial in the stance …

E92 on Eibachs
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E46 on KW v1’s
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E46 on Eibachs
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lennox13

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Good springs will be better than cheap coilovers imo.
I’m on Ford performance Eibachs which are plenty low for me and other springs go even lower, bit of research required!
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That there is the ideal drop I think. I just don't want any arch gap but I don't want to majorly effect the handling. Are those Maxton Design skirts and splitters? I've to my eye on them for when I get the ride height sorted.
 

MarkM

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That there is the ideal drop I think. I just don't want any arch gap but I don't want to majorly effect the handling. Are those Maxton Design skirts and splitters? I've to my eye on them for when I get the ride height sorted.


Yes, maxton bits in textured finish (y)
 
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