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Hey fellas, sorry if this is a scrub question, but I wanted to know (and couldn't really find info on) if it was possible to use front shocks "for sport suspension" on a car with stock (non-sport) ride height? These are the shocks in question.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325i-M54_2.5L/Suspension/Shocks/ES2770921/

And also, are all rear shocks the same, between sport and non-sport models? The matching rear set on ECS' website don't specify if they are for sport or non-sport.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325i-M54_2.5L/Suspension/Shocks/ES2771061/

I was considering doing a Koni Yellows or some such, but the roads here in Orlando are pretty terrible, and my car is my DD, which I drive from one end of the city to another in. I've also not ever been in my car with new/factory shocks and struts, but for $330, Bilstein's B4's are supposed to be about 10% firmer than stock, which is pretty much exactly what I'm going for.

Anyways, any thoughts? I also plan on getting a set of sport springs, if I feel I can do that and maintain comfort, but it's a decision I want to make after feeling the car with new shocks/struts.
 

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^even through colonial/all the construction on I-4? It's been killing me lately, especially the construction on fl-50.

anyways, I went with the bilstein sport package oem replacements, so now i'm to find some springs to drop the car a half or three quarters inch.
 

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Yup, I plan on hunting around for some sport package springs, or looking for info on aftermarket springs of similar spec. If I can't find any, I don't terribly mind doing the job twice, and it'll let me see if things are satisfactory for me in terms of comfort.

And yeah, 50 just west of waterford is pretty rough. My car now takes it alright, but I am just a touch concerned about dropping it that half to 3/4 inch that sport springs do.
 

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If you can hold off a week or two, I'll take them. Just paid my tuition for this term lol
 
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