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      03-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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H&R Coilover Set up Question

Folks, just saw this special from Turner Motorsport and want to know your opinions about this setup, seems like a good price... My E92 is not a daily driver but I will like to have a decent not-so-harsh ride, warranty will be out next month so let the Mods begin...

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-21...clearance.aspx
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Folks, just saw this special from Turner Motorsport and want to know your opinions about this setup, seems like a good price... My E92 is not a daily driver but I will like to have a decent not-so-harsh ride, warranty will be out next month so let the Mods begin...

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-21...clearance.aspx
I have this setup and for daily driving, commuting and an occasional track/SCCA day they are just fine. The $899 price has been raised back to $1199 plus tax and shipping. Plus add another $400 for EDC boxes and you are over $1600 new for these now.

H&R had some quality control issues with the E46 M3 coilovers and many owners of the E92 M3 don't like them because of this. But honestly I have had them on my E86 M and now my E92 M3 and they work just fine and are made well. So don't listen to the guys that think they are junk. To be honest my KW V3 were just as good but with more options. KW and H&R for me and my history of NSX, S2000, Z4MC, etc cars are an average suspension. I had the Top Secret, Aragosta, Ohlins, etc and those were much better but more on the track side of things and prices were double and triple of the KW and H&R setups. Quality was superior to KW and H&R. Don't get me wrong though, KW and H&R are the best bang for the buck, so to speak.
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Thanks for your input, I've always had great experience with H&R in other cars and didn't think this would be any different... Not a fan of naysayers therefore I went ahead and bought the kit, glad you came on line for reassurance! Got 'em on Friday and can't wait to get them install, got lucky too and payed the sale price, another reason to be happy about it. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts!!
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Thanks for your input, I've always had great experience with H&R in other cars and didn't think this would be any different... Not a fan of naysayers therefore I went ahead and bought the kit, glad you came on line for reassurance! Got 'em on Friday and can't wait to get them install, got lucky too and payed the sale price, another reason to be happy about it. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts!!
Nice... Good deal. The ride in my BMW Z4MC was a lot harder than the E92 M3. Although I was not a fan of the E92 M3 in stock trim I have to say its looking better. Still no Z4MC slammed look but a nice update.

Get some pics up too.
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Here she is, love the ride and the stance, not to0 low...
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Here she is, love the ride and the stance, not to0 low...
Looks good. Good color here.
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How are your H&R coilovers holding up? I am thinking about getting this setup. I mainly street drive my M3, and am wondering how these coilovers will hold up over time driving on rough city roads.
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The price is pretty amazing, I'm also interested as I don't need to do much adjustments
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Here she is, love the ride and the stance, not to0 low...
Is this the lowest the coil-overs can go?
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Is this the lowest the coil-overs can go?
Mine have a 2 inch rear drop and a 1.75 front drop.
They can go lower.

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^^^^that looks fantastic. How do decide on the perfect height besides trial and error?
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^^^^that looks fantastic. How do decide on the perfect height besides trial and error?
Thanks, Horsepower Freaks installed them and it was trial and error with the height. I went back 3 times and they adjusted them for free. Jon and the techs did a great job and walked me through the install.

Very good customer service. I wanted the rear tire tucking just a 1/4 inch and the front I wanted a one finger gap because I was going with a lip. That way it would look normal.
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How are your H&R coilovers holding up? I am thinking about getting this setup. I mainly street drive my M3, and am wondering how these coilovers will hold up over time driving on rough city roads.
They are doing fine with no issues and on top of an over 1100 mile drive down here. Like I said IMO they are just as good as my old KW V3s..

Whats funny is these just like my old H&Rs on my Z4MC are stamped with Bilstein all over them.
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Bilstein makes the shocks for H&R. H&R makes the exterior strut casting, suspension mount points and everything else.

I had a terrible experience with H&R coilovers which I mentioned in another thread. The suspension shaft had play in it after using it for 3 months which made all sorts of clunking noises. You could grab the shock body by hand and it would wiggle - that was how bad it was. H&R replaced it under warranty after much complaining and escalation. The 2nd shock developed the exact same problem within a few months.

I can understand suspension breaking over time but failure to even last 3 months!? I've had Megan Racing (crap) coilovers that last longer than that.
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Bilstein makes the shocks for H&R. H&R makes the exterior strut casting, suspension mount points and everything else.

I had a terrible experience with H&R coilovers which I mentioned in another thread. The suspension shaft had play in it after using it for 3 months which made all sorts of clunking noises. You could grab the shock body by hand and it would wiggle - that was how bad it was. H&R replaced it under warranty after much complaining and escalation. The 2nd shock developed the exact same problem within a few months.

I can understand suspension breaking over time but failure to even last 3 months!? I've had Megan Racing (crap) coilovers that last longer than that.
Was this on an E46 or E36? I heard the E46 M3 suspension had a lot of issues which were addressed and fixed when the E86 M setup came out an the E92 M3 setup.
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