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      05-19-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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EDC & Lowering M3...?

My E93 M3 is on its way, it has EDC....what have you guys done who have EDC and wanted to lower your M ?

Just springs or coils? If you do coils, you lose EDC, correct?
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      05-19-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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Correct! If you want to use your EDC there are a few spring kits out there that will work. I believe most of the people who have lowered their cars have just used springs so far!
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      05-19-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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which springs would be the best tho, if you want it rather low!
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      05-20-2008, 08:15 AM   #4
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I wouldn't recommend springs unless you want to wreck your EDC. There have been lots of people with M5/M6s that have ruined their EDC shocks by putting just springs in.
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I wouldn't recommend springs unless you want to wreck your EDC. There have been lots of people with M5/M6s that have ruined their EDC shocks by putting just springs in.

so..what do you suggest doing?
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so..what do you suggest doing?
probably leave it stock or don't get EDC.
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      05-20-2008, 09:06 AM   #7
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probably leave it stock or don't get EDC.
MUSTT lower the car...and EDC is already in this car I put my deposit on.
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MUSTT lower the car...and EDC is already in this car I put my deposit on.
Full coilovers and you lose EDC ... or stock.
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I had an M6 with Hartge springs only, and now my M3 E92 with Hartge, (which is H&R produced) and I have never had any issues. Just make sure you get a proper brand, and you're okay.
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I had an M6 with Hartge springs only, and now my M3 E92 with Hartge, (which is H&R produced) and I have never had any issues. Just make sure you get a proper brand, and you're okay.

Ya.. im thinking H&R Springs . there are two options ? one is lower then the other...which did you get ??
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car rides so fucking perfect, i aint gonna ruin that and compromise handling and feel for the looks. u guys keep chasing the wrong goose in modding. ur supposed to improve the car.

okay im off to order my 24" spinners for the M3
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car rides so fucking perfect, i aint gonna ruin that and compromise handling and feel for the looks. u guys keep chasing the wrong goose in modding. ur supposed to improve the car.

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car rides so fucking perfect, i aint gonna ruin that and compromise handling and feel for the looks. u guys keep chasing the wrong goose in modding. ur supposed to improve the car.

okay im off to order my 24" spinners for the M3
Hartge track tested the springs and the M3 was faster than with the oem springs. So I'd say it's an improvement.
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Hartge Springs are made by H&R?
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car rides so fucking perfect, i aint gonna ruin that and compromise handling and feel for the looks. u guys keep chasing the wrong goose in modding. ur supposed to improve the car.

okay im off to order my 24" spinners for the M3
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Sure you are let my M3 get here and I will show how to do it with 20inch rims put a little bling bling in your life FOR REAL
sounds like you should have bought a c300 instead of a m3
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Hartge track tested the springs and the M3 was faster than with the oem springs. So I'd say it's an improvement.
Do you expect them to say the car is slower with their springs?
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Hartge Springs are made by H&R?
Yes they are, although slightly altered to suit Hartge.
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car rides so fucking perfect, i aint gonna ruin that and compromise handling and feel for the looks. u guys keep chasing the wrong goose in modding. ur supposed to improve the car.

okay im off to order my 24" spinners for the M3
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Suspension, and wheels for that matter, is the last thing that I'd play with on an M3. The BMW engineers spend all of their time on balance, suspension geometry, sprung and unsprung weight distribution, ... If you want to change the tune of the exhaust or let the engine inhale a bit better, that's one thing, but I wouldn't mess with the handling at all.
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