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No EDC, no upgrading suspension 6 8.11%
No EDC then springs 1 1.35%
No EDC then coilovers 8 10.81%
EDC, no upgrading suspension 38 51.35%
EDC then springs 14 18.92%
EDC then coilovers 7 9.46%
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      02-07-2008, 03:27 AM   #1
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EDC or upgrade suspension? Or both?

Just wondering what you guys are going to do about suspension. Is EDC + aftermarket springs a good idea? Seems like ZTP forces you to get EDC and you can't get all the other things in the package individually. What are your plans?
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Mostly EDC with no upgraded suspension eh?
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There's already a poll going here...

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99137
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is springs the only way to lower the car AND keep EDC? springs suck ass IMO
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I would like to lower the car just for looks, but i wonder how this will affect EDC and shocks...
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I would like to lower the car just for looks, but i wonder how this will affect EDC and shocks...
Same here. There's too much wheel gap stock. BMW allows for chains at the rear, which is kind of ridiculous on an M car. Ride height, wheel offset and tire width are all critical in getting a stance that looks "right".

Likely the EDC valving will have enough capacity to handle slightly shorter (stiffer) springs. I'll wait for some reputable companies to develop them and get user feedback.
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... I'll wait for some reputable companies to develop them and get user feedback.
Yep, wait for Ground Control to develop springs and adj camber plates for EDC cars.
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the thing with springs is when you get them they feel great. a few months down the road the car will feel like shit. so even if companies come up with springs for the car that doesnt mean it's a good way to go.

we're the first people to get the car, no one has put springs on their m3er's yet. so u cant really predict what's gonna happen
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Yep, wait for Ground Control to develop springs and adj camber plates for EDC cars.
Too bad the stock springs don't have adjustable perches.
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I have a friend who lowered his car with H&R on his M6 and after about 3 months the factory shocks lost its compression and he needs to purchase new shocks now. The cost was $1700 plus labor.

This made me concerned about putting new springs on the M3 especially H&R ones that are typically far too aggressive.
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I have a friend who lowered his car with H&R on his M6 and after about 3 months the factory shocks lost its compression and he needs to purchase new shocks now. The cost was $1700 plus labor.
Yea that is the risk you take when you get aftermarket springs without proper shocks
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Same here. There's too much wheel gap stock. BMW allows for chains at the rear, which is kind of ridiculous on an M car. Ride height, wheel offset and tire width are all critical in getting a stance that looks "right".

Likely the EDC valving will have enough capacity to handle slightly shorter (stiffer) springs. I'll wait for some reputable companies to develop them and get user feedback.
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