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      07-28-2015, 07:35 PM   #1
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How bad do I need a drop?

I just slapped these wheels on and I think I need a drop which I was hoping to leave my stock zcps on.. I'm happy with the rear but I wouldn't mind another 1/2 inch.. The front on the other hand I think needs a drop.. It almost makes my wheels look like 18s? Any thoughts opinions? I was thinking about doing the kw sleeve only bc I never track my car.. Thanks in advance





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I would only do the KW HAS kit if I had EDC. Otherwise I'd go with a complete coilover kit. I've heard good things about eibachs lowering springs being perfect to get rid of wheel gap. I have KW HAS kit on my car and I love it.
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I have same wheels and same issue. Im going with ohlins coilovers
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I would only do the KW HAS kit if I had EDC. Otherwise I'd go with a complete coilover kit. I've heard good things about eibachs lowering springs being perfect to get rid of wheel gap. I have KW HAS kit on my car and I love it.
Thanks for the reply guys.. What's the kw has kit? I had the reg kW kit on my previous e90 I loved it the only thing I didn't like was that I was getting a squeaking on bumps? I do have edc so i wanna keep that function.. Is there a diff in those kw kits or is it the same one? Any pics of your car?

I don't think I wanna do a coilover kit I don't track my car at all and I can't justify the price tag for it.. Also I'm thinking about going sc so I gotta save my pennies.. Lol your car made me pull the trigger on these wheels bro lol thanks a lot
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Thanks for the reply guys.. What's the kw has kit? I had the reg kW kit on my previous e90 I loved it the only thing I didn't like was that I was getting a squeaking on bumps? I do have edc so i wanna keep that function.. Is there a diff in those kw kits or is it the same one? Any pics of your car?

I don't think I wanna do a coilover kit I don't track my car at all and I can't justify the price tag for it.. Also I'm thinking about going sc so I gotta save my pennies.. Lol your car made me pull the trigger on these wheels bro lol thanks a lot
KW H.A.S. kit = KW Sleeve kit. I would go with that, gives you some adjustability and retains your EDC functions.
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I would only do the KW HAS kit if I had EDC. Otherwise I'd go with a complete coilover kit. I've heard good things about eibachs lowering springs being perfect to get rid of wheel gap. I have KW HAS kit on my car and I love it.
Thanks for the reply guys.. What's the kw has kit? I had the reg kW kit on my previous e90 I loved it the only thing I didn't like was that I was getting a squeaking on bumps? I do have edc so i wanna keep that function.. Is there a diff in those kw kits or is it the same one? Any pics of your car?

I don't think I wanna do a coilover kit I don't track my car at all and I can't justify the price tag for it.. Also I'm thinking about going sc so I gotta save my pennies.. Lol your car made me pull the trigger on these wheels bro lol thanks a lot
Here's one. I just got rid of the wheel gap, otherwise stock. By SC you mean USC? What are you going to study?
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Here's one. I just got rid of the wheel gap, otherwise stock. By SC you mean USC? What are you going to study?
I think he may have meant supercharger.
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swift springs. if you want to spend more go for it, but at least with the swift you'll get appropriate performance and nice drop.
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You are crazy OP, your car looks great, clean and classy -and that's coming from someone who really isn't a big fan of HRE. Don't get into the whole slam/stance thing. Keep it tasteful, as is.
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I would only do the KW HAS kit if I had EDC. Otherwise I'd go with a complete coilover kit. I've heard good things about eibachs lowering springs being perfect to get rid of wheel gap. I have KW HAS kit on my car and I love it.

Just wondering, Why would you only do KW HAS ? I think 90% of the people who has HAS, never changed the height so if someone doesn't need a adjustable height, is it justifiable to get HAS? or any Sport Spring would work?
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I would only do the KW HAS kit if I had EDC. Otherwise I'd go with a complete coilover kit. I've heard good things about eibachs lowering springs being perfect to get rid of wheel gap. I have KW HAS kit on my car and I love it.

Just wondering, Why would you only do KW HAS ? I think 90% of the people who has HAS, never changed the height so if someone doesn't need a adjustable height, is it justifiable to get HAS? or any Sport Spring would work?
Seriously? The KW HAS kit makes your stock EDC shocks coilovers. Thus they become adjustable like a coilover. It's not just a spring replacement. 0-1" the OP said he DOESNT track and just wants to lower. He also wants to maintain EDC.
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Here's one. I just got rid of the wheel gap, otherwise stock. By SC you mean USC? What are you going to study?
I'm going to study about forced induction lol no I meant supercharger

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You are crazy OP, your car looks great, clean and classy -and that's coming from someone who really isn't a big fan of HRE. Don't get into the whole slam/stance thing. Keep it tasteful, as is.
Thanks for the kind words.. Honestly I'm not big changing every part in my car I like the stock clean look but I think I need a drop.. That's why I wanted to ask the forums help and opinion.. It should sit like that
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Seriously? The KW HAS kit makes your stock EDC shocks coilovers. Thus they become adjustable like a coilover. It's not just a spring replacement. 0-1" the OP said he DOESNT track and just wants to lower. He also wants to maintain EDC.
Your car looks great bro.. Thanks for the pic and help.. Is your car zcp?
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Their only $800 I think it's worth it
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Their only $800 I think it's worth it
Bingo. I'm not a cheapo but I think KW is a good brand. I would rather have the V3's but I can't spend 5g's on my car when my wife just gave us our first baby. I'm on financial probation for a while lol. So the KW HAS kit installed and ride height set for a total of $1200 by the boys at EAS is a great deal IMO!
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Bingo. I'm not a cheapo but I think KW is a good brand. I would rather have the V3's but I can't spend 5g's on my car when my wife just gave us our first baby. I'm on financial probation for a while lol. So the KW HAS kit installed and ride height set for a total of $1200 by the boys at EAS is a great deal IMO!
Lmaoo I hear you bro I'm getting married in November so I'm joining your club soon.. Lol Do hear any squeaking noise? My 08 e90 m3 had squeaky noise right after the install? Maybe install was an issue?
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Bingo. I'm not a cheapo but I think KW is a good brand. I would rather have the V3's but I can't spend 5g's on my car when my wife just gave us our first baby. I'm on financial probation for a while lol. So the KW HAS kit installed and ride height set for a total of $1200 by the boys at EAS is a great deal IMO!
Lmaoo I hear you bro I'm getting married in November so I'm joining your club soon.. Lol Do hear any squeaking noise? My 08 e90 m3 had squeaky noise right after the install? Maybe install was an issue?
No but since day one I've had a clunk when driving in inclined driveways with my wheels turned. Everything is looking great under the car though. After a little research I think I'm going to change my swaybar end links to adjustable ones. I would like to return my swaybar to stock geometry for clearance during articulation. Lowered my car bout 1" with the HAS kit so I need to shorten the links. My swaybar bottom pivot seems to be making contact with the steering tie rod end. No squeaks though.
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