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      04-11-2008, 03:22 AM   #1
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E92 M3 Lowered !!!

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      04-11-2008, 03:28 AM   #2
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nice drop. any more shots of the whole car?
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      04-11-2008, 06:02 AM   #3
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any far shots? Looks pretty good.
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      04-11-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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is that car equiped with EDC?
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      04-11-2008, 11:06 AM   #5
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nice. More pics please.
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      04-11-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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Looks good!
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      04-11-2008, 01:24 PM   #7
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      04-11-2008, 07:45 PM   #8
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Looks great. Nice work and thank you for the pics.
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      04-12-2008, 08:01 PM   #9
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nice drop. any more shots of the whole car?
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any far shots? Looks pretty good.
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nice. More pics please.
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      04-13-2008, 08:18 PM   #10
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      04-13-2008, 09:50 PM   #11
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Much improved. I would e concerned about 2 things. 1) Degrading ride too much; 2) Premature wear on shocks and loss of warranty on same.
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      04-14-2008, 12:54 AM   #12
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Much improved. I would e concerned about 2 things. 1) Degrading rid too much; 2) Premature wear on shocks and loss of warranty on same.
Thanks Greg. I'll let you know, so far the ride has not "degraded too much".

I'm luckily not too worried because, 1) One of my best friends from long ago happens to be a service manager at a local dealer.
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      04-14-2008, 06:13 AM   #13
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Car looks outstanding!!!! Really like the 1st and 3rd pics.
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      04-14-2008, 10:35 AM   #14
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OC, you car is the best looking one on the forum imho
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      04-15-2008, 03:32 PM   #15
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      04-29-2008, 09:46 PM   #16
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Everyone's perception will be a little different depending on personal tolerances, etc... but here's mine.

So far, I have put ~3000 miles with the springs on the car, including an ~800 mile trip up to NorCal.

Compared to stock, the car is a little harsher on rough roads, no doubt. I find that the car actually rides smoother with the edc set to normal or sport vs. comfort. In fact, contrary to what you would think, I've found that comfort should actually be avoided to promote a smoother ride with these springs.

I have noticed no degradation in the rebound or dampening response to the shocks overall, as others have reported ala the M5/M6 boards. Perhaps more time and miles will tell.

Travel over smooth, well maintained roadways is superb and quite a fun experience with the tighter handling. This is purely a weekend car for me with maybe 3-4 track days per year, the springs, for me, make sense and I enjoy them. For others, perhaps those who use it as a DD or commute over horribly maintained roads, or who aren't too careful, it may not be the best choice.

PRO's

The look
Improved turn-in response
The car remains flatter on banking turns
less rake on acceleration
less dive on braking

CON's

can be uncomfortable on rough roads
An S.A. or S.M. who also happens to be a good friend or neighbor wouldn't hurt.
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      04-29-2008, 10:21 PM   #17
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That drop looks nice! Wow, 3k miles already?!? Can you keep us updated when you hit 6k or 9k miles total? Thx!
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      04-30-2008, 03:24 AM   #18
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We lowered a sedan today

Just have to load up the pics
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      04-30-2008, 07:02 PM   #19
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      04-30-2008, 10:26 PM   #20
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SICk Drop Bro! The Drop Looks PERFECT and the CAR Looks SOOooOOO Sick!!!
The Drop Just Brings out the Look of the Car even More!!!
Thats the First Mod Im Doing Right after front Blacked out Grills, 8k Headlight
Corners, and GP Thunders for the Angel Eyes..
Car Looks Very Very Nice! Congrats on the Drop!



Im Getting EDC and Dropping my Car too. Thank God I have a Friend at the
Service Dept and he hooks it up if any stock parts needs to be changed!
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      04-30-2008, 11:29 PM   #21
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Wow. that is just the prefect drop

Looks really really good...
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      04-30-2008, 11:40 PM   #22
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Nice drop ! i also ordered H&R spring from autotalent !

btw nice painted reflecter on ur M3, they blend in and looks great !


now i have all these parts but i still dont have my car. :Sigh:
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