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      02-14-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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Best Springs and Spacers for e92 M3

I know H & R have good springs and spacers, but ive heard some people say there better ones out there

I want to get 20 mm spacers for the back and the 10mm for the front, is that a good offset or should i get a different size.

anyone have any good recommendations?

im new to suspensions and spacers, so any help will be much appreciated, thanks
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I know H & R have good springs and spacers, but ive heard some people say there better ones out there

I want to get 20 mm spacers for the back and the 10mm for the front, is that a good offset or should i get a different size.

anyone have any good recommendations?

im new to suspensions and spacers, so any help will be much appreciated, thanks
I will go with 15mm instead. It will keep the tires inside te fenders. I'm putting H&R springs and H&R 15mm spacers all the way around.
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      02-14-2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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I think i'm going to go with RD springs and 12mmF/10mmR. 20MM in the rear is too much.
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      02-14-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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I think i'm going to go with RD springs and 12mmF/10mmR. 20MM in the rear is too much.
I agree with you about the 20mm, the tires will be out of the fenders way too much, I think.
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I have no recommendation on spacers but H&R springs rock
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I have no recommendation on spacers but H&R springs rock
Have you had any problems with your H&Rs?
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Have you had any problems with your H&Rs?
I've only had them a week but no problems so far. They're a bit stiffer than stock but they make the car feel so much more 'correct' in terms of stiffness. It feels like these are what the M3 should have had from the factory. Just be really careful with driveways, the car sits pretty low in front.
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I've only had them a week but no problems so far. They're a bit stiffer than stock but they make the car feel so much more 'correct' in terms of stiffness. It feels like these are what the M3 should have had from the factory. Just be really careful with driveways, the car sits pretty low in front.
I figured as much. My car gets here on 3/5. I would like to break her in before I do any mods. I want to make sure that everything is ok with the car and get the break-in oil change done.
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You should also get an alignment done a week or two after you get the springs installed. I had mine done today and it was totally off. Also, check your tire pressures when you first get your car. Mine were at only 28psi warm the day I brought the car home.
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I had H&R springs on my S5, and they caused so many problems for me. I am not sure if it was because of the race springs, however I would put something more reliable like coilovers on an m3.
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You put H&R race on your S5? Yeah, that would not be good on the street.

There are many people on here with H&R springs with no issues whatsoever.
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I think i'm going to go with RD springs and 12mmF/10mmR. 20MM in the rear is too much.
+1 I went with 12mm front and 10mm rear last thursday and it's pretty sick. 20mm in the rear would be waaaay too much.
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Go with H&R Springs, H&R or Ichiba spacers 15mm all around. 20mm will be too much, believe me..
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I recommend H&R springs, we have a good deal on them and spacers and install. PM me if you are interested
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I know H & R have good springs and spacers, but ive heard some people say there better ones out there

I want to get 20 mm spacers for the back and the 10mm for the front, is that a good offset or should i get a different size.

anyone have any good recommendations?

im new to suspensions and spacers, so any help will be much appreciated, thanks
20mm is much too aggressive, most are using the 12/15mm combo. We offer the Macht Schnell Competition Spacer kits:


Macht Schnell - Competition Wheel Spacer kit for BMW - 12mm
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=2200


Macht Schnell - Competition Wheel Spacer kit for BMW - 15mm
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=2201

Since lugs are already included, guesswork is eliminated.

As for springs, H&R or RD Sport would be your best choices and play nicely with EDC-equipped vehicles.
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Did VOB or Passport do the work for you?
Neither did it. Wouldn't discount the Dinan parts or labor. PM me for the shop in VA that did my install.
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Check out swift springs. They are a far superior design to H&R etc, very light weight which improves ride quality. I got a set for my TCKline D/A coil overs and they were much better than the vogtland springs that came with them.

Email swift for a custom setup and they'll help you find a local dealer too.

http://www.swiftsprings.com/
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what exactly is acomplished with wheel spacers? Does it just help fill the gap by moving your wheels further outward?
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what exactly is acomplished with wheel spacers? Does it just help fill the gap by moving your wheels further outward?
Yep. It's mostly cosmetic and it does look a lot better. There's a bit of stability improvement from the wider track too.
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20mm is much too aggressive, most are using the 12/15mm combo. We offer the Macht Schnell Competition Spacer kits:

Since lugs are already included, guesswork is eliminated.
Are lugs available in silver?
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