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Old 06-03-2009, 01:55 PM
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Anyone tried the Bavauto lowering kit?

Has anyone here tried the Bavauto.com lowering kit (part no. SK SLKIT X5)?

It comes with custom springs for the front and special end links for the rear that automatically lower the rear air suspension.

I've seen people talk of the H&R kit before, but haven't seen any posts on the Bavauto kit.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:21 AM
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I don't really see how replacing the end links changes the rear geometry when it only attaches the sway bar to the lower arm. It will marginally alter the "angle of attack" of the roll bar but the ride height? I don't believe so.

There is a pair of 71.5mm regulating rods that attaches to the level sensor and altering the length of this would alter the rear height but I cannot really see that this would be necessary as the whole idea of the system is self levelling. I would have thought that changing this would remove the automation of the system and make the front/rear level adjustable, not the front/rear height. These are also relevant to the HID headlamp aim control.

I fitted the PhoenixMotorsport kit without these and the rear lowered itself to match, surely thats why we have self levelling suspension?


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