While most people might turn up their nose at the lower-spec F30 328i (the 335i’s little brother), the fact is, you don’t need an F80 M3 to have a cool BMW. As we’ve said before and we’ll certainly say again, a great set of wheels and a drop are two of the best possible modifications possible for any car.
Sure, you can lower a car with a set of sport springs, but if you want to have some control over exactly how much drop you’re giving the car and how you want it to ride, a set of coilovers is really the only way to go for dropping the F30 suspension. This particular 328i rolled in already equipped with a set of Avant Garde Wheels. Fitted with a set of Avant Garde M510 wheels in Dolphin Gray, the distinct split 5 spoke design blends beautifully with the design language of the F30 3-series. To give us the control we’re after, we’re fitting a set of coilovers from KW Suspension.
The KW Coilovers for BMW F30 328i give us the drop we’re looking for and the ability to determine precisely how much drop at each corner of the suspension. Here’s an overall undercarriage view of the KW Coilovers installed at the rear.
To go for a more aggressive look than your average lowering spring, our technicians set the KW Coilovers to the lower end of the spectrum for maximum drop.
Check out how aggressive the car looks sitting low and on some larger diameter wheels. The concavity of the rear wheels really stands out from this angle, too.
With the car slung low, it has a much sportier character that makes people take notice and think, “That’s a NICE car.” On stock wheels, most people wouldn’t look twice – the car would just disappear into the background.
With the KW Coilovers, we were able to go beyond just eliminating the wheelgap to bringing the car down enough to where it’s just barely tucking the tires – this sort of look is where you’ll typically need to consider things like rolling your fenders or camber.
Wheels and a drop does wonders for the look of your F30 3-Series, so why spend another day looking like hell at stock ride height on those unfortunate looking stock wheels? Upgrade today!
Talk to the Mod Experts – call us at 714-582-3330 to see how we can help enhance your experience with “the Ultimate Driving Machine”.Our Mod Experts like can help you make your 328i faster, handle better, sit lower, sound cooler and look more badass – so talk to us today online or stop by the ModAuto showroom during business hours in La Habra, CA.
Story & Photos Nick Gregson