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      07-20-2009, 10:18 AM   #1

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springs questions

when changing the springs on my 330, i had to get new bushings and eventually had to change the rear shocks... any of you who bought the H&R springs for the e9x m3 upgrade the shocks and bushings as well? i know coilovers is the ideal way to go, but springs are a great and MUCH cheaper alternative... ALSO, adjusting the head lights after lowering your car? anyone encounter this pain in the ass problem? thanks
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From my research, if you go with "sport" springs which are easy on the stock shocks, then you should be ok for a very, very long time.

If you go for the "race" or stiffer springs, then your stock shocks will wear out much faster.
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      07-20-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
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If you are upgrading the springs, I recommend swapping the shocks as well. If you do the H&R Sport Springs, you can go with their H&R Touring Cup Kit which includes the sport springs and matched shocks.
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I personally prefer a proper spring and shock combination which comes from a coilover. I have gotten feedback from one of my customers with an M3 and the H&R sports - he hated them. Said the bump steer was really prevalent, and the handling deteriorated in his perspective. Keep in mind he races regularly - hence why he quickly went to Motons. It was a temporary solution for him, I think thats what it is for most owners. A decent way to drop without spending a whole lot.
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dinan doesn't give much of drop but I think that's what i'll go with for piece of mind. 2nd choice for me would be eibach.
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