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E24 coilovers

I'd like to put a set of coilovers on my E24. I've done some searching on the net, but I didn't find a lot actually. I found a company that adapts the original suspenion, which would lower the car between 0 and 2 inches. I was more thinking of lowering the car about 4 inches...
Does anyone have an idea where I could find decent coilovers?
Is there a difference between the suspension of a 635 and an M635?
Can the suspenion of any other model (E34 maybe) be used for an E24?

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Re: E24 coilovers

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I'd like to put a set of coilovers on my E24. I've done some searching on the net, but I didn't find a lot actually. I found a company that adapts the original suspenion, which would lower the car between 0 and 2 inches. I was more thinking of lowering the car about 4 inches...
Does anyone have an idea where I could find decent coilovers?
Is there a difference between the suspension of a 635 and an M635?
Can the suspenion of any other model (E34 maybe) be used for an E24?

Thanks
E28 parts will fit. But 4 inches means death for an e24 since the bodyshell has NO structural rigidty due to the lack of a decent B-post. When lowering that far the shell will take all the beating the suspension is supposed to take, and handle like a pig.

After 25 years of understeer, a proper Quattro at last.
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Re: E24 coilovers

I've been looking around for E28 coilovers too, since I already thought these might fit. Haven't foun anything useful for an E28 either...

Maybe I'll switch to plan B, and install custom airride suspension. That way I can ride at reasonable height, so I won't damage the car, and when parked, lower it completely...

Thanks for the info!
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