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      08-18-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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Dropping an EDC system

This is my ignorance talking but does the dropping of an m3 suspension equipped with EDC pose complications?

Better to skip on the EDC when you buy the car if you plan on dropping it?

If you do drop an EDC system does the system still function?

Any insight would be wonderful!

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      08-18-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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This is my ignorance talking but does the dropping of an m3 suspension equipped with EDC pose complications?

Better to skip on the EDC when you buy the car if you plan on dropping it?

If you do drop an EDC system does the system still function?

Any insight would be wonderful!

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THere are very few complications, if any, with just the springs. For some coilovers, they have ones that mimic the EDC so it doesn't trip a EDC malfunction signal.

But I would do a search as this is a subject that has been discussed at length.
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      08-18-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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I found the thread that talked bout it but it only answers the point of whether you can drop an EDC system, the answer is yes but does the EDC still completes its task? Is it still possible to feel the difference between the 3 settings or is the ride too hard to notice a difference in the first place? Or the comfort setting make the springs bog and compress too much?

If so is it better to skip the EDC system if you are going to drop it?
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I found the thread that talked bout it but it only answers the point of whether you can drop an EDC system, the answer is yes but does the EDC still completes its task? Is it still possible to feel the difference between the 3 settings or is the ride too hard to notice a difference in the first place? Or the comfort setting make the springs bog and compress too much?

If so is it better to skip the EDC system if you are going to drop it?
If you plan to do full suspension work. Meaning going coilovers, I would not get EDC. A full coilover system will be vastly superior to the stock sport suspension.

Now if you really need comfort mode, then EDC is really the only way to go. Most aftermarket setups will be more aggressive.
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      08-19-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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Most aftermarket coil overs won't support EDC so you will need to remove it anyways. If you are looking for just some lowering springs, this will not have any serious affect on the damping control.

I would personally not get the EDC from the get go. But I'm also anti-DCT (it's missing a pedal) and will gladly sacrifice almost all comfort for performance.
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Most aftermarket coil overs won't support EDC so you will need to remove it anyways. If you are looking for just some lowering springs, this will not have any serious affect on the damping control.

I would personally not get the EDC from the get go. But I'm also anti-DCT (it's missing a pedal) and will gladly sacrifice almost all comfort for performance.
thx for answering my question, but im still getting dct bc i have a very bad left knee
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so just to make things clear! if you plan to lower your car, not a serious rework of the suspension system but just lowering, the EDC will still work? but its better just to not to get it anyway?
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      10-14-2009, 02:51 AM   #8
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so just to make things clear! if you plan to lower your car, not a serious rework of the suspension system but just lowering, the EDC will still work? but its better just to not to get it anyway?
Ya , it will still work! if you use a EDC emulator( which I have them) what it does it just does not calculate the EDC ride factor through the ECU. Atleast that is what the dealer told me.

If you want I am brand new Eibach EDC springs for sales. I never used them at all.
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Ya , it will still work! if you use a EDC emulator( which I have them) what it does it just does not calculate the EDC ride factor through the ECU. Atleast that is what the dealer told me.

If you want I am brand new Eibach EDC springs for sales. I never used them at all.
haha i dont have an e90 yet, im still debating it
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      10-23-2009, 03:28 PM   #10
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Ya , it will still work! if you use a EDC emulator( which I have them) what it does it just does not calculate the EDC ride factor through the ECU. Atleast that is what the dealer told me.

If you want I am brand new Eibach EDC springs for sales. I never used them at all.
what is this EDC Emulator you speak of, used with springs?
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