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Old 08-21-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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UUC lowering springs.

I didnt want to get springs bec. of the harsh ride and the fact that H@R etc. would throw off my suspension with the stiffness of the aftermarket springs on stock struts, so I was going to wait a year until I ran into UUC's lowering springs. They say they are callibrated to run with my suspension etc. Has anyone tried these? They look like they are good buy until i get my struts next year.
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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I looked into those, and they look great, but I searched a lot, and they do drop the car 1.6" that's a pretty harsh drop.... meaning I doubt your car will be anywhere as comfortable as OE...

EDIT: Read the follwing thread, there is a lot of info on dropping a car...

http://www.unitedbimmer.com/forums/thread2958.html
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Old 08-21-2005, 09:01 PM   #3
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get something that is adjustable, like KONI, adjustable heigh, and adjustable ride stiffness
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:29 AM   #4
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cant afford that right now with my hfm/chip/intake/rims/tires/wing/tinted windows/mbquarts/track pipes ont their way. Does koni just make springs like the UUC springs.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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cant afford that right now with my hfm/chip/intake/rims/tires/wing/tinted windows/mbquarts/track pipes ont their way. Does koni just make springs like the UUC springs.
Whoa, you ordered all that? What kind of intake/hfm/rims/etc?
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:20 AM   #6
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well since you have konis already, might as well get springs, and yes, they do make springs
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Old 08-22-2005, 12:42 PM   #7
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He doesn't have konis YET... notice how it says "next mods"
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Old 08-22-2005, 12:46 PM   #8
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Whoa, you ordered all that? What kind of intake/hfm/rims/etc?

My friend Brett gets all my stuff for me wholesale or just gets it off a used M's bec. he is a part-time car broker and I got.

CSL reps 18.5 all around
540i HFM with adapter
Custom Burned Turner chip
Some random carbon fiber intake off a totaled M3
Low DTM double wing (havnt orderd yet)
MB Quart speakers (havnt orderd yet)
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well since you have konis already, might as well get springs, and yes, they do make springs


no i definitly do not have aftermarket koni's.
Also, is a 1.6 inch drop to much for 255/35/18's.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:14 PM   #9
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i see, i must have missed that, my mistake
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:30 PM   #10
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with 255/35/18's am pretty sure you would have to roll the fenders to probably 30 degrees....
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how do you exactly roll the fenders?
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:52 PM   #12
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1.6 inches is a RIDICULOUS drop. stay beween 1-1.25 inches and it will still look very agressive.


What you could do is get a different brand of springs. Those UUC's would blow out your current suspension. So you dont have money quite yet to get the shocks. Well if you have your heart set on springs right away get a mroe conservative spring like H&R sports or Eibach Pro Kit. Then install them and align them> It can get expnsive to upgrade suspension. After this youll probabl blow your shocks rather quickly dependign on their current status. Then you will need new shocks. You need to go aftermakrte otherwise youll blow out a new pair of stock ones. So get aftermarket, which will be stupidly expensive. Then install again which is expensive and align.


Ultimately installaiton is what kills you and should have you motivated to do them at the same time. Plus, sport springs with stock struts isnt very safe.
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:01 PM   #13
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how do you exactly roll the fenders?
This picture should give you an idea...

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thanks rooz, and 95m3, maybe you should just get adjustable springs, and keep them high until you have enough money for shocks/struts and buy those too
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sounds good to me. Installs not a problem, I keep in touch with tech's, and friends who can do the installs right for cheap or nothing for me. The problem is forking over the what 4 grand for koni's on Eibach. Being an amature in suspension I had no idea you could blow your shocks so quick with a 1.6 drop. What would be ideal until I get my bilstein's or koni's?
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