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      12-21-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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What are the best springs for the e92 M3?

I want to drop my car but not sure on what springs to get and spacers,
What would you guys recommend for the best handling?
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      12-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Most springs will be the same. Go with the best deal. H&R, Eibach, RD Sport. Spacers will not change your handling.
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      12-21-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Spacers will give you a wider track and springs will all be about the same.
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      12-21-2011, 02:08 PM   #4
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We've got a lot of customers going with RD Sport and B&G springs, both provides a pretty aggressive drop and a comfortable ride.

Here is an M3 with B&G springs and Macht Schnell 18/15 mm spacers:



Here is an M3 with the RD Sport Springs:



Let me know if you have any other questions, we usually have both sets of springs in stock and spacers in stock!
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      12-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #5
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If you are looking for the better performance springs, my vote is for RDSport. They focus more on performance rather than aesthetics, although the stance is great also.
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      12-21-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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I gotta put in my .02 for Dinan...I have been very happy with their stuff over the years, and supported by BMW, which is nice from a maintenance standpoint
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How much of a drop is the RD sport ?
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      12-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #9
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How much of a drop is the RD sport ?
All the springs drop about the same at ~1.00" front and ~0.75" rear.
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I had Eibach loved them. very good ride quality. The drop is enough to make a difference but not so much where you have to crawl around the streets bc the car is so low.
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If you are looking for the better performance springs, my vote is for RDSport. They focus more on performance rather than aesthetics, although the stance is great also.
In what way are they more focused on performance?

They are lower than many others which should compromise performance by severely over extending the range of the stock dampers.

What am I missing?
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      12-21-2011, 08:20 PM   #12
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I love my Dinan suspension. Subtle but noticeable drop, more than the ZCP. Ride quality and handling are superb, oem travel maintained. I was running MS spacers, 12r, 15f but I removed them because I'd rub on dips in the rear with a passenger. Stock tires and Dinan's street alignment. Although, a little more negative camber (track alignment) probably would've fixed the rub.
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I'm happy with my Eibach & e36 M3 bumpstop setup.

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That looks very clean, I herd h
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      12-21-2011, 09:52 PM   #15
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Proper coilovers are best for max handling.
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I'm happy with my Eibach & e36 M3 bumpstop setup.

car looks great!
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I'm happy with my Eibach & e36 M3 bumpstop setup.

Looks aggressive for Eibach. Whats with the E36 bump stop again?
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Little bit more expensive/extensive than springs, but I really like my KW Sleeve-over kit. Really like the adjustability
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Looks aggressive for Eibach. Whats with the E36 bump stop again?
More travel for the suspension. I did it when I installed my springs as well. There's a write up the Malek did on it.
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More travel for the suspension. I did it when I installed my springs as well. There's a write up the Malek did on it.
I just read it. Will try it. Thanks.
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If you have a competition package, stay away from the Eibach springs, it will actually raise the rear of your car slightly and is replacing the springs with a softer springs too.

The best and better matched springs for ZCP cars are the H&R springs. Stay away from RD Sport.
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If you are looking for the better performance springs, my vote is for RDSport. They focus more on performance rather than aesthetics, although the stance is great also.
Quite the opposite actually. RD Sport is better for the looks over the actual handling aspects.
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