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      01-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Lower the front only on an e90?

Has anyone only lowered the front? I love the raked look and really don't care to have my rear wheels tucked. IMO the rear of my e90 looks perfect, but the front could stand to come down a bit. I did a search but didn't see anything specify to this.
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      01-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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I have Eibach springs on my FO M3 and it lowers the rear to about ZCP ride height and the front a little more so it's pretty much level with the rear.
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      01-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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I had the same idea with my e92, I put the front on first and was like, damn that looks good like it is, then I changed the rear and it is even better. MSPORTWORLD is right the front drop is a noticable amount while the rear is slight. Just a fudge lower than my wifes e92 328. Her car always had less fender gap from factory.
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      01-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Interesting.

I wonder if there are any pics floating around out there.

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I had the same idea with my e92, I put the front on first and was like, damn that looks good like it is, then I changed the rear and it is even better. MSPORTWORLD is right the front drop is a noticable amount while the rear is slight. Just a fudge lower than my wifes e92 328. Her car always had less fender gap from factory.
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      01-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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I'm glad someone else posted this *Lol*. E90 here, as well. I recently went to a

front - rear
19x8.5 - 19x10.5
255/30/19 - 295/30/19

and I have a set of GC coilovers and camber plates. I *love* the ride height in the back, but I want to bring the front down a bit, and I've been toying with the idea of just dropping the front.
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      01-11-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
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Yeah, someone hasn't to have some pics around here somewhere.
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      01-11-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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If you are talking about putting lowering springs only on the front and keeping the OEM springs on the rear then that is def not recommended. The springs should remain a matched set.

If you are talking about using coil-overs and only dropping the front, that can be done but may have adverse affects on handling. Someone with more knowledge can chime in on the intricacies.

On a side note - I agree that the rear sits perfectly while the front could use a ~ 1" drop.
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      01-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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I'm currently on Eibach's too. They'll maintain the raked look and your rear wheels won't be tucked. Actually, they'll give you just a hair more rake than stock.
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      01-13-2013, 04:03 PM   #9
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Interesting!
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      01-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #10
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My understanding (from Malek @ MRF) is that increasing the rake will adversely impact the handling, specifically nose dive and the rear will feel less planted.
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      01-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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I wonder if these work on a M3?
Says guys were getting up to 1" lower in the front, keeping stock springs.

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http://www.supremepowerparts.com/0/0...me+Power+Parts

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=523044
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      01-17-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
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There is a guy on here who only lowered his front. I forgot his name, but I think hes from Honduras or something... maybe Im totally wrong.

I don't think those perches are for M3. They are for 3 series only I thought.
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      01-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #13
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I wonder if these work on a M3?
Says guys were getting up to 1" lower in the front, keeping stock springs.

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http://www.supremepowerparts.com/0/0...me+Power+Parts

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=523044
If the regular 3-series has the same diameter springs, it may work. Our cars may have a different diameter shock rod but that's an easy fix. I think it's definitely worth some more research.

But again, I would not lower just the front of this car.
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      01-19-2013, 04:34 PM   #14
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I just checked my car, its a 2 finger gap in the front, 1 in the rear. I want that front end down.

How close are Eibach spring rates to stock? I bet it wouldn't be that noticeable in terms of handling.

I know its taboo around here but has anyone ever cut their stock springs? I did in on my 03 Cobra and couldn't tell the difference.
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I just checked my car, its a 2 finger gap in the front, 1 in the rear. I want that front end down.

How close are Eibach spring rates to stock? I bet it wouldn't be that noticeable in terms of handling.

I know its taboo around here but has anyone ever cut their stock springs? I did in on my 03 Cobra and couldn't tell the difference.
Never cut. You'd be better off only installing front drop springs than cutting stockers. Someone on here did just that. He installed eibachs up front only and loved it.
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Found it, I think his car looks great.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522215
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Found it, I think his car looks great.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522215
It does look nice, but at what cost to handling? Then again, I see people buying drop springs that have spring rates that seem odd to me. Or look like they give the car saggy ass.

With sleeve overs, people do exactly what you and I want, equal gap. But I guess that's not good for handling either. So to me, just do whatever works for you. I mean, most m3 owners don't even track it. So if it looks good, rides nice and you're happy, do it!
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