BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-09-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
MrAdams
do a wheelie!!!
 
MrAdams's Avatar
 
Drives: E90M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 861
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
What springs?!?!

Hey all, I am lowering my car pretty soon. It's an e90 WITH EDC! Do I need to order different springs? I was thinking H&R. But I wasn't sure if the EDC made a difference on what springs to order. I've seen them on a couple sites that sell the springs but it doesn't specify EDC or anything. so I decided to ask you guys Thanks in advance!


P.S. who is the lowest/ best priced? < stupid noob question
__________________
~Adam
MrAdams is offline   Mexico
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
BarryC
Major
 
Drives: '13 LRP M3
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kernersville NC

Posts: 1,124
iTrader: (10)

Neither H&R or Eibachs are EDC nor non-EDC specific so it shouldn't matter. I have EDC and went with Eibach because of a little less lowering in the front and I was able to get more info from Eibach than from H&R regarding spring rates. The lower price didn't hurt either.

Good luck!

BC
__________________
2013 Lime Rock M3 6speed, ESS VT1-550, ESS HFCs and exhaust, KW Clubsports, Fire Orange PFC Z31 BBK, Forgeline GA1R 19x10/19x11, Yoko AD08R 275&295/30/19, Apex EC7 w/Mich PSS 265/285, ModeCarbon GT4 Lip, UUC SSK, Performance Seats and CF Trim, GT Motoring Alcantara orange stich shift & ebrake boots, iND floor mats
BarryC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
MrAdams
do a wheelie!!!
 
MrAdams's Avatar
 
Drives: E90M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 861
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
so the eibachs aren't as low as the H&R's? But they are less expensive... I'm guessing the springs are the same design on DEC and non-EDC. How long does it take to DIY and do I need an alignment afterwards?
__________________
~Adam

Last edited by MrAdams; 02-09-2009 at 04:10 PM.
MrAdams is offline   Mexico
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
 
MMMorish's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

Posts: 2,836
iTrader: (5)

A spring job is not an easy job to DIY. Not saying that it can't be done, but it will take at least 4-5 hours and a lot of patience. You will need an allignment afterwards.

I wouldn't attempt this if you're a noob!
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
MMMorish is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2009, 04:44 PM   #5
Simon@RENNSpec
 
Simon@RENNSpec's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles / Hong Kong

Posts: 981
iTrader: (4)

Send a message via AIM to Simon@RENNSpec Send a message via MSN to Simon@RENNSpec
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1989baby View Post
so the eibachs aren't as low as the H&R's? But they are less expensive... I'm guessing the springs are the same design on DEC and non-EDC. How long does it take to DIY and do I need an alignment afterwards?
It's about 3-4 hours on labor. A professional 4 Wheels alignment is recommended after springs installation.
Simon@RENNSpec is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2009, 04:51 PM   #6
MrAdams
do a wheelie!!!
 
MrAdams's Avatar
 
Drives: E90M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 861
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by MMMorish View Post
A spring job is not an easy job to DIY. Not saying that it can't be done, but it will take at least 4-5 hours and a lot of patience. You will need an allignment afterwards.

I wouldn't attempt this if you're a noob!
haha I'm not a noob as far as working on cars goes. I just haven't gotten my hands dirty on this car yet.
__________________
~Adam
MrAdams is offline   Mexico
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2009, 07:28 PM   #7
knext21
Subscribed
 
knext21's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 DCT (sold)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Miami

Posts: 1,048
iTrader: (4)

I was thinking of getting eibachs a month ago to not go so low but I ended up getting H&R's. Man am i happy that I got the H&R's instead.
knext21 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2009, 11:01 PM   #8
MrAdams
do a wheelie!!!
 
MrAdams's Avatar
 
Drives: E90M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 861
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by knext21 View Post
I was thinking of getting eibachs a month ago to not go so low but I ended up getting H&R's. Man am i happy that I got the H&R's instead.
good to know. I want it low
__________________
~Adam
MrAdams is offline   Mexico
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2009, 03:21 PM   #9
SV Concepts
 
SV Concepts's Avatar
 
Drives: Vorsteiner E60 M5
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: 1460 White Oaks Rd. Suite F. Campbell, CA 95008

Posts: 5,869
iTrader: (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by knext21 View Post
I was thinking of getting eibachs a month ago to not go so low but I ended up getting H&R's. Man am i happy that I got the H&R's instead.
Right, I was going to come in and say that while both are great springs, H&R has a much better reputation in the BMW scene, and are generally considered better springs because of their more favorable lowering ratios. When choosing a spring, it's tough, because you are accepting someone else's judgement (no matter whether they are professionals in the matter or not) of what is a good compromise between "looks" and "performance" (the two don't always go hand in hand)... Not only are both looks and performance relatively subjective, but each individual prioritizes them differently.

With that said, I've always found (and so have most of the customers I have helped) that H&R has the best formula for this. Of course, if coils are an option, you can make your own determination as to where in the compromise-scale you want to put your own car, but if springs are what fits the budget... I suggest H&R!

Hope this helps
SV Concepts is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2009, 05:52 PM   #10
MrHarris
yodog
 
MrHarris's Avatar
 
Drives: '86 Corolla
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Diamond Bar, Ca

Posts: 5,027
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2009 BMW  [5.00]
Send a message via AIM to MrHarris
I'd go H&R(and did), second choice would be RDSport.
__________________

2009 E92 M3 | Alpine White | Black Extended | Advan RS | Turner Test Pipes | Dinan Axle-Back | OETuning | Eibach Springs | UUC SSK | VRS Front Lip | VRS Type I Diffuser | Matte Black | RPi Scoops | MS Filter | Yokohama AD08 | F1 Pinnacle
Special Thanks: Gintani | OETuning | eAs
MrHarris is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2009, 08:15 PM   #11
Manny212
Captain
 
Manny212's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NY

Posts: 614
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to Manny212
I ordered H&R... I love the RD sport but the drop is a little aggressive for NY streets. Eibach isn't much of a difference so H&R is the best compromise IMO.
__________________

2008 E92///M3 - | Alpine White/Fox Red Extended Novillo | Technology | Premium | Cold |
Mods: | 19" Avante Garde | Macht Schnell Filter | RPi Scoops | Rogue SSK | MS Spacers | ACM Test Pipes | ESS Tune | Remus Race | LUX V4 Angels | KW V3 |
Manny212 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2009, 09:01 PM   #12
///M PWR 00
Captain
 
///M PWR 00's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Yonkers, NY

Posts: 938
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manny212 View Post
I ordered H&R... I love the RD sport but the drop is a little aggressive for NY streets. Eibach isn't much of a difference so H&R is the best compromise IMO.
The RD gives an extra .2" of a drop up front, which is exactly what was needed. The H&Rs definitely look good but that extra .2" definitely helps, IMO. But then again Manny you know I like to ride low. I'll be going with RD until someone comes out with a EDC friendly coilover.
__________________
///M PWR 00 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST