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GreenTourer 02-18-2007 11:32 AM

Lowering my E30 Touring
 
In the not too distant future, I'm thinking of lowering my E30 touring.

Are the kits available, any different than those of the saloons; I'm guessing the weight difference would mean the touring has different types?

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced lowering kit?

And, can I just put lowering springs on, or will that damage the car over time?

If you can give me any manufacturers contact details in the UK or Europe I would be grateful.

Cheers, GT

nick_318is 02-18-2007 01:17 PM

i'm not sure about what type of shocks you need or if you can still use the regular e30 bits and peices i'm guessing upfront for sure. You can just do springs, however, many people report a bad ride and if you don't change to a better shock that you destroy the ones you have fairly quickly.

I have Koni sport adjustables on mine and love it with my springs(dinan). Everyone always has great things to say about bilsteins so they would be well worth looking at too. A lot of people seem to like the Ireland Engineering Stage 3 spring, the H&R Sport is also pretty popular.

GreenTourer 02-20-2007 12:18 PM

Nick, thanks for the information.:drive2

Numark318i 02-20-2007 12:49 PM

love the car^^

I got ilstein touring, they are not lowering, but a good ride. i would assume the same about sports(they are good) shocks

GreenTourer 02-21-2007 06:09 AM

Hey, Numark, thanks for the compliment on my car and also your recommendation.

Cheers

c1apton 02-21-2007 07:48 AM

shop around for spring & shocks - but don't just do springs - couple of reasons;
#1) you don't want to do the job twice
#2) if any parts are worn - new parts are going to amplify the worn part(s)
#3) don't forget associated parts, bushings, bearings, etc... having everything right there when you do the job makes the experience and final results worthwhile.

GreenTourer 02-23-2007 06:23 PM

Cheers for that info, C1apton.


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