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Old 08-10-2005, 07:18 AM   #16
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I mean, I know that it won't be as soft as oe, but still keeping it as soft as possible is what I had in mind...
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:25 AM   #17
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The Koni Sport Shocks aren't actually a drop them selfs right? It's just be the H&R Sport Springs that would lower the car.... (Sorry like I said before am a newb in suspension)
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:52 PM   #18
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Yeah the springs are what will lower the car. The koni sports are pretty pricey though. Just a recomendation since you are tryign to get somethign softer. Remmeber, with the Kni's you can adjust how stiff your shoccks are.
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:30 PM   #19
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How you guys feel about this setup?

UUC Sachs Suspension Kit
+ UUC Adjustable Control Arms
+ E36 Suspension Install Kit

OF course my KEY concern still remains WILL THESE RUB? Since I have 18*8.5?
I think they will, I have the H&R sport springs on mine, and the tires just slightly rub if some one is sitting in the back seat. So I don't let anyone sit in my back seat anymore

If you are looking for a really slight drop I would suggest

H&R OE Sport Springs
Koni Sports
Maybe control arms, or control arm bushings

*The only reason you would need UUC camber correction arms (control arms) is if you want to adjust negative camber. Otherwise you won't need them
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:46 PM   #20
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I think they will, I have the H&R sport springs on mine, and the tires just slightly rub if some one is sitting in the back seat. So I don't let anyone sit in my back seat anymore

If you are looking for a really slight drop I would suggest

H&R OE Sport Springs
Koni Sports
Maybe control arms, or control arm bushings

*The only reason you would need UUC camber correction arms (control arms) is if you want to adjust negative camber. Otherwise you won't need them
agreed. and if you rotate your tires regularly and get an alignment after your new wheels and then later after your suspension you should be fine.
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:48 PM   #21
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also, with those new shocks will my ride seat higher than it does right now?
Reason why I am asking is that if it won't and I put the H&R sport sprigns, I think it will rub, so making me turn to the H&R OE sport springs...
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:50 PM   #22
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agreed. and if you rotate your tires regularly and get an alignment after your new wheels and then later after your suspension you should be fine.
Yeah, all I pay for getting my car's allignment is to buy my coworker a lunch


BUT:

So far, am leaning towards this setup:

H&R OE Sport Springs
H&R OE Sport Springs lower your vehicle subtly, giving it a slightly more aggressive stance without radically changing its appearance. Designed to enhance front-to-rear balance and street handling performance, OE Sport Springs take the "wallow" out of the stock suspension, yielding a more taut feel and improved ride characteristics. All this while retaining the ride comfort you're accustomed to.

Koni Sport Shocks
KONI Sport shock absorbers (painted yellow) were developed for sporting drivers by focusing on exceptional road holding and handling properties, combined with an acceptable level of comfort. Adjustable to suit your driving style.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:24 AM   #23
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I didnt know there was a OE Sport spring? Is that the same as just the sport spring? I believe the OE just designates that they fit directly without modification.

No, the car will nto sit higher, but the reason ti can prevent rubbing is that it is stiffer than stock.

Heres what i recomend. You put the shocks on full soft when you drive because you really arent looking for pure performance all the time. When say 2 - 6 ladies decide to pile up in your backseat (no dudes, its just not cool) you pop the hood and truck and twist your shocks onto full stiff. (trunk is a bti difficult to acces btu if you anticipate a lot of passenger load you should do it in advance). This way you will hopefully prevent rubbing with the super sporty shcoks, BUT your ride comfort will greatly decrease.

Koni sports are the way to go as far as shocks
for springs you should go with either H&R SPORT springs or Eibach PRO KIT.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:44 AM   #24
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Yes, there is OE Sport Springs... I have them. My car has the sports package and stock is very, very low (any speed bump bigger than tiny scratches).
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Stock isnt that low on e36. I know this for a fact.

You want low, try my s13 with a solid ground clearence of maybe 1.5 inches.
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:32 AM   #26
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The Diff between the H&R OE Spport Springs and the H&R Sport springs is .5"

H&R OE Sport Springs drops 1.0"F and 0.5"R
H&R Sport Springs drops 1.5"F and 1.0"R

The Eibach Pro-Kit Springs drops 1.3" all around

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Old 08-11-2005, 09:39 AM   #27
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And also The offest on those rims is 35mm, the P.C.D. is 120mm and they are 18x8.5, tires are 225/40/18
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Old 08-13-2005, 09:31 AM   #28
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The Diff between the H&R OE Spport Springs and the H&R Sport springs is .5"

H&R OE Sport Springs drops 1.0"F and 0.5"R
H&R Sport Springs drops 1.5"F and 1.0"R

The Eibach Pro-Kit Springs drops 1.3" all around

More info HERE
Don't even think about Eibachs, they suck.

I like...
H&R OE sport springs
Koni adjustibles

If you're looking for a stock ride feel use koni's shocks and install m3 control arm bushings. The bushings will help level out the feel of the road so that you won't feel the paint when you're changing lanes.


*I used the H&R sport springs because, one, I only have 17in rims, and, two, I was looking for a pretty aggressive street set up. I can take corners at 60 mph. I think you will be more than satisfied with your suspension.
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:20 PM   #29
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:58 PM   #30
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+ Worst case scenario if the H&R OE sport springs are too little of a drop I can always upgrade to H&R Sport springs...
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