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      08-23-2012, 07:18 AM   #11
pbonsalb
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Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

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I agree with the coilover recommendation if you want significant drop. Even with sleeve over kits for you stock struts, you still have stock damping and stock length struts.

All lowering springs are stiffer, so expect a loss in ride quality. And expect a worse ride on your 19 inch wheels than on 18 inch wheels due to the reduced sidewall.

I am on H&R Sports with cut strut mount guide tubes and E36M3 bump stops to reduce the suspension travel loss from the lowering. The ride quality is definitely worse on anything but smooth roads, but still good enough that my wife has not noticed that I modded the suspension a little. I have not noticed any bounciness at high speeds, but I have not been much over 140 mph. The drawback for the person whose primary interest is looks is that the lowering is probably just half what he wants.