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Old 11-16-2009, 09:18 AM
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I am considering taking my car down 1.2 inches all around. I am not planning on driving this thing to conquer the west, so no reason it should resemble the wagons that did.

My concern is the alignment, specifically the camber. I just don't feel like replacing $1,600 in run-flats regularly. I know best would be leave it alone, but IF I decide to lower it, is there a proper way? Perhaps an alignment kit?

How has it worked out for you guys?

Thanks for your time.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:26 AM
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Most of my customers have just went with the Eibach or H&R springs. I am not sure If there is an aftermarket camber kit available. I do believe the rear suspension does have some room for some decent camber adjustment. Just make sure that you bring it to a good alignment shop. Hopefully one that has alot of experience with lowered BMW's.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:53 AM
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If you want a subtle drop, with close to stock ride quality go with eibach. If you want a more aggressive drop (no gap) than go with the more aggressive h&r drop. Ride quality is still decent. Both kits dont SLAM the car, so as for alignment kits, you will not need them, just goto a good alignment mechanic and have it done.
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Thank you both very much for your input. I am glad to hear the necessary adjustability is present.

Now I just have to decide between aggressive and subtle....

BTW - tbal, this will sound like a stupid question - but do you have 2 E63's or is that summer vs. winter?
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Originally Posted by iCharles' post='1056164' date='Nov 16 2009, 02:13 PM
Thank you both very much for your input. I am glad to hear the necessary adjustability is present.

Now I just have to decide between aggressive and subtle....

BTW - tbal, this will sound like a stupid question - but do you have 2 E63's or is that summer vs. winter?

Thats only his Monday cars. Ask him about the many other cars for Tues - Sunday.

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Haha I wish I had to e63s lol...

I just have 2 sets of wheels
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by tbal' post='1056280' date='Nov 16 2009, 04:15 PM
Haha I wish I had to e63s lol...

I just have 2 sets of wheels
LIAR!

He may be talking about the pics where there are 2 Blk 6sers parked side by side in front of the house.
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Oooo lol, that was buddys car.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected]' post='1056311' date='Nov 16 2009, 05:02 PM
LIAR!

He may be talking about the pics where there are 2 Blk 6sers parked side by side in front of the house.
Yeah, that's the exact pic that made me think about it....

Either way, the winter and summer looks are both awesome!

I really dig the 128's, I want to get a set and powder coat them matte black. My only hesitation is not having a spare tire (can you even get run-flats in a 21"?), but I may find a way around that...
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:19 PM
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There are camber kits which I have in my ride

http://www.k-mac.com/
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