Is it ok to lower a car 1inch on original shocks?

Sondre

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I have a BMW E38 with S-EDC (Eletronic damper control) And 1 shock costs about 1000gbp. I really want to lower the car, and keep EDC. I see Eibach sells a set of lowering springs that they claim is made for S-EDC. They lower the car 1inch, my question is. Is it safe to lower the car 1inch on original shocks? Or will they wear out alot faster? The springs are progressive.
 

obi_waynne

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A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
Are they the standard and original dampers? If so they are probably sitting about half an inch lower anyway if the car is around 7 years old. I don't actually know much about the EDC though.
 

RichiesTrucking

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i think my car is lowered by 60mm with bilsteins and standard shocks. spax springs lower it by 40mm. i cant see these companies selling products that they know will cause excess stress to your car. they must know that selling springs is a cheaper alternative to coilovers so the chances are they will be going on standard shocks in most cases
 
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