Originally posted by vutown
I told my local indepedent shop owner and he said that it's not recommended to do this, for it will mess a lot of things up.
Ask any tech and you will get this as an answer. There is no use in lowering a car other than changing the looks and whether the car looks better or not when it is lowered is a matter of taste. Lowering a car is spending money for negative side effects only
and /changed better looks only (tires & suspension parts wear faster, the ride gets rougher and the car may bottom out on bad roads).
Nevertheless I had a 1985 190D that was lowered a lot by changing springs and springpads only. I drove this lowered car for 200.000km and enjoyed the improved handling a lot.
I had 195/50-15 and 205/45-16 tires on this car...