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      05-31-2017, 02:45 AM   #1
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Lowering Options

Hey guys!

Lately I've been doing alot of research about lowering my car (2011 BMW 535i Xdrive Non M) but the thing is I'm trying to figure out. Springs vs coilovers? I need some help. From what I know springs can wear out other suspension components, that slightly scares me of the potential costs, how fast does it wear em out? Is it bad? For reference my car has 60,000 Km's on it. Im personally looking for a modest drop maybe around 1-1.5 inches max. Id like to hear what you guys have to say!

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Hey guys!

Lately I've been doing alot of research about lowering my car (2011 BMW 535i Xdrive Non M) but the thing is I'm trying to figure out. Springs vs coilovers? I need some help. From what I know springs can wear out other suspension components, that slightly scares me of the potential costs, how fast does it wear em out? Is it bad? For reference my car has 60,000 Km's on it. Im personally looking for a modest drop maybe around 1-1.5 inches max. Id like to hear what you guys have to say!

Thank you!
I have H&R springs since 1.5 years and they work perfectly on my setup but yes my shocks eventually blow but so far they are holding fine. Some report failing a lot sooner than me. The issue with xdrive is the there is still no aftermarket options for shocks...

I am still pretty happy for now with my setup and hoping a company will make replacement shocks before my OEMs go.I am at 85k KM now and installed mine around your current mileage.
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