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Old 03-15-2020, 11:52 PM   #1
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Just 1/4 inch more!

Can someone tell me the best way to get just a slight lowering in the front? It has a sport suspension and I have some new struts to put in and I wanted just a tad more. A half inch would be too much I think. Thinner spring pads? Different top mounts? I know it's silly but it's not quite perfect and I know some of you have felt my pain. Fanatics is the best place to ask lol. Thanks y'all
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:45 PM   #2
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Just 1/4 inch more!

Can someone tell me the best way to get just a slight lowering in the front? It has a sport suspension and I have some new struts to put in and I wanted just a tad more. A half inch would be too much I think. Thinner spring pads? Different top mounts? Something else? I know it's silly but it's not quite perfect and I know some of you have felt my pain. Fanatics is the best place to ask lol. Just gonna lay low in the garage for a bit and tinker during this virus thing. Take care and thanks
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:14 PM   #3
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slightly lower than OEM sport suspension --> Eibach pro kit. Have them underneath my E46 and E32. Can't complain.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:01 PM   #4
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Which year and model E46 do you have?
That will make a difference on what is available and suggested.

The Eibach Pro-Kit will drop you about 1.2" front and rear.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1261077
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:43 PM   #5
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If it transfers to the e46 like the e36, the H&R OE sports will drop 1/2" and 3/4". I don't think you'll find a 1/4" drop spring. time to look at coil overs maybe.
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:36 PM   #6
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Maybe you can be saved by the body kits?
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:47 PM   #7
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Maybe you can be saved by the body kits

I used e90 x model strut mounts. Worked like a charm
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