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      06-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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What spring provide the largest drop for e92 M3?

I currently have H&R which are 1"(F) and 0.6"(R) and looking at 20's with 255/30(F) and 295(R). I want minimal wheel gap am trying NOT to put coilovers on the car if I can keep from it.

Any of you guys running similar setups, is wheel gap minimal? I suppose thats a subjective question.

Anyone run this set up and wish they had more of a drop on the car?

Lastly, as the subject states, what springs offer the biggest drop? I dont think KW sleeves give much more of a drop than my springs do they?

Thanks for the info!
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      08-06-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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Search is your friend...but I believe racing dynamics give you the lowest drop..they gotta ride like sh*t on stock shocks being that low. That's why I decided to leave mine stock since I track my car and don't believe springs alone are gonna give u better performance if too low riding on the bumpstops. Later I'll get some coilovers after I wear out my EDC suspension. TC Kline will be my choice.
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I currently have H&R which are 1"(F) and 0.6"(R) and looking at 20's with 255/30(F) and 295(R). I want minimal wheel gap am trying NOT to put coilovers on the car if I can keep from it.

Any of you guys running similar setups, is wheel gap minimal? I suppose thats a subjective question.

Anyone run this set up and wish they had more of a drop on the car?

Lastly, as the subject states, what springs offer the biggest drop? I dont think KW sleeves give much more of a drop than my springs do they?

Thanks for the info!
RD will provide the most drop.

However, we've been very happy with the B&G setups (slightly lower than H&Rs, while retaining factory-like ride) on both ZCP and non-ZCP setups.
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Is this purely for 'looks' or are you looking for performance too? If you drop the car too much, you are dancing a fine line of accelerating the wear on your dampers. You will cut the compression travel in half (if not more) and run the risk of bottoming out and damaging your dampers. This is one of the reasons people move to a coilover, is because the damper is designed to be able to handle the drop, and your adjustability is so much better.

A small drop is ok, but when you start 'slamming' the car, you start to test the boundaries of the suspension.

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had H&R for a week..... Installed my Kw's shouldve done that from the start. Install Kw's and forget the springs,rides A lot better and you have height adjustment.
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Just purchased a used 09 E92 that the previous owner installed RD Sport springs. I have about a 2 finger gap in the front and 1 finger gap in the rear.

Drop looks nice but it doesn't play nice with my driveway. I'm considering going back to stock for practicality reasons.
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      08-09-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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Definitely agree with the above.
Don't go crazy with a slam drop on just springs, it'll kill your dampers quicker than anything. The price that you spent on the car definitely deserves better suspension setup.
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      08-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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Cut springs provide the largest drop.
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      08-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #9
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Cut springs provide the largest drop.
Negative, no springs provide the largest drop!
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