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      02-02-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
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What are you lowered with and why?

Trying to decide on what springs to get...
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Trying to decide on what springs to get...
Im lowered on ac schnitzer springs. Ride is noticeably stiffer and more bumpy. Less comfortable than before for sure.

Handling is also noticeably improved with much reduced bodyroll around bends.

Overall, handling performance is improved with just a spring change.

Some photos below of before and after lowering. I was told the gap would gradually drop to 1 finger gap front and 1.5 finger gap rear. These photos were taken immediately after the car was lowered and taken one round around the block.
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Trying to decide on what springs to get...
Im lowered on ac schnitzer springs. Ride is noticeably stiffer and more bumper. Less comfortable than before for sure.

Handling is also noticeably improved with much reduced bodyroll around bends.

Overall, handling performance is improved with just a spring change.

Some photos below of before and after lowering. I was told the gap would gradually drop to 1 finger gap front and 1.5 finger gap rear. These photos were taken immediately after the car was lowered and taken one round around the block.
Thanks man, I appreciate the response. I really like the everyday comfort of my car, but can't stand the wheel gap, squatting upon acceleration and braking and body roll... I absolutely love it otherwise. Dinan claims 15% stiffer ride and Eibach pro-kit is promising stock like level of comfort... I know H&R springs are known for it's rough ride characteristic, so I'm definitely not interested. Just trying to decide...
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I just ordered set of Dinan springs with supplemental ride and handling kit. I was aiming for a moderate drop(0.75") and decent ride quality with eliminated wheel gap, less of a body roll, squat and nose dive. I will post my review once installed.
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Dinan springs installed. I also got the front lip and side skirts done at the same time. I'm very happy the way it turned out. Ride is a bit stiffer, but still very comfortable, yet sportier. Nose dive and acceleration squat has been significantly reduced and car is much more fun to drive. I wish steering was more direct, but I guess you get a M5 for that...
Overall, I'm very happy with the result and now trying to decide on wheels. Tune and mid-pipe next.
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Dinan springs installed.

Nice Did you get the 0.75" drop as planned?
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Dinan springs installed.

Nice Did you get the 0.75" drop as planned?
Yes, that's what Dinan claims. It's seems "just right" and should settle a little bit more over the next couple of weeks. I'm not a big fan of a "slammed" look, so this was a perfect choice for me. I will take better pictures once weather permits.
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Yes, that's what Dinan claims. It's seems "just right" and should settle a little bit more over the next couple of weeks. I'm not a big fan of a "slammed" look, so this was a perfect choice for me. I will take better pictures once weather permits.
Pics would be great. Thanks for following up on this post.
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Yes, that's what Dinan claims. It's seems "just right" and should settle a little bit more over the next couple of weeks. I'm not a big fan of a "slammed" look, so this was a perfect choice for me. I will take better pictures once weather permits.
Pics would be great. Thanks for following up on this post.
Quick shot this morning. Springs starting to settle. Wheels are on order...
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Quick shot this morning. Springs starting to settle. Wheels are on order...
Looks good

New wheels on order???? Do tell?
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Quick shot this morning. Springs starting to settle. Wheels are on order...
Looks good

New wheels on order???? Do tell?
I got a set of Adv1s coming my way. I will post pics once installed.
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I got a set of Adv1s coming my way.
Nice choice. Which series did you go with?
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Nice choice. Which series did you go with?
That's the style
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That's the style
Which color?
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Which color?
I was debating gloss black, but fell in love with brushed titanium, I think it should look good with all black car... We shall see.
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I was debating gloss black, but fell in love with brushed titanium, I think it should look good with all black car... We shall see.
Agreed on the brushed titanium on an all black car. It will look good.

I am leaning toward gloss black wheels against my DGM paint and carbon fiber parts???
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I was debating gloss black, but fell in love with brushed titanium, I think it should look good with all black car... We shall see.
Agreed on the brushed titanium on an all black car. It will look good.

I am leaning toward gloss black wheels against my DGM paint and carbon fiber parts???
Yes, that would look good for sure. You have any pics?
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Yes...This mess is why I am following this thread...I need a spring drop and new wheels!
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Yes...This mess is why I am following this thread...I need a spring drop and new wheels!
Definitely needs to be dropped! I love this color though! It will look great once finished. What wheels are you thinking?
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Definitely needs to be dropped! I love this color though! It will look great once finished. What wheels are you thinking?
Undecided on the wheels. Sooo many cool choices out there.
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