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      03-09-2020, 11:07 AM   #1
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Avoid M3s with EDC or no?

I have been in the market for the right E92 for a while, but one question I have is whether an EDC-equipped M3 should be a hard pass or not?

I'm in the low-tech camp; 6 speed, no nav, carbon roof are all must haves for me. Just not too sure about EDC.

I know there are now coilovers that are EDC compatible, would purchasing an EDC-equipped M3 and installing some KWs be a worthwhile venture?
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I don't see why EDC is not attractive. It is a great OEM suspension which even works at the track.

If at some point you want to move to coilovers for whatever reason you can code it off.

Unless you are tracking a lot I see no point in having coilovers. My street M3 which sees plenty of 'spirited driving' runs OEM EDC ZCP. I wouldn't have it any other way.

My two track M3s however run MCS suspension.
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I'm in the low-tech camp;
What's low tech camp?

Or did you mean comp, aka competition package?
If so, all comp package M3 have EDC.

It shouldn't matter if you plan to get coilovers, it can easily be coded out.
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What's low tech camp?

Or did you mean comp, aka competition package?
If so, all comp package M3 have EDC.

It shouldn't matter if you plan to get coilovers, it can easily be coded out.
Low-tech aka stripper M3.
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I doubt EDC alone directly effects the price at this point (unless ZCP). It's the upgraded suspension from the factory and has nice functionality, the only downside is that it's more expensive to replace when they do wear out (as all shocks will). But at that point you can change to a static setup or aftermarket coilovers and easily code out EDC. But you're not adding EDC later. I'd get whichever car otherwise checks all the boxes for you.
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One day the ZCP EDC in my E92 will wear out... and I'll pay $2k to get brand new ones

Or you can always get a B12 Bilstein kit which is similar to stock but removes EDC and costs 1k
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One day the ZCP EDC in my E92 will wear out...
I thought both cars had MCS? You have another now?
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I thought both cars had MCS? You have another now?
Yes, an F80 CS.

Had to buy it so the E92 can live a happy life of a garage queen
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EDC comes down to personal preference - do you want it or not? If you want it, get it. If you plan on doing coilovers down the line, there's not really a reason to get it because you're either going to spend the money on EDC deletes or going to code the EDC out. When purchasing my car, I didn't want it since I knew I was going to throw my car on coils.
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2011 E92 owner here, bought the car from a friend, came with EDC.

If I knew what I knew about the car today, and go back in time and order a new one, I would go for non-EDC option. In fact with 60 something K miles and being 9 years old, I am looking into refreshing the shocks on my car soon, and considering either factory non-EDC or Ohlins R/T.

Basically a new set of OEM replacement EDC shocks will cost you something close to Ohlins R/T without camber plate. Not worth the cost unless you are looking to click every option check box on the car, which I believe doesn't apply to people who are looking to get into the E9x now.

The comfort on EDC isn't exactly that comfortable, it's not as 'magical' as some of the newer MRC options on GM and other cars (frankly I found even older Gen2 MRC on Gen2 CTS-V offers more noticeable adjustment than EDC on E9x, and DSSV on Camaro Z28, etc, also offers more comfort and control, DSSV thing is just IMO tho)
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It's not particularly comfy, but it's a fine performance driving suspension and it's an easy button. Compared to my car when it was stock, I find stock EDC cars to be really, really busy ride-wise, even in comfort. But like I said, performance-wise, it's just fine. The ZCP cars trade a little more ride for handling with the shorter springs.

If it were me, I'd just find whatever spec you want and if it has EDC, drive it until it tarts to show any signs of issues like a module going bad and/or just plain failure and then kill the whole system with fire and enjoy

There are aftermarket damper options that are street-friendly and not too hardcore but they're relatively limited. It seems like almost all of the kits out there throw in a much stiffer rear spring which is what really gets the ride into the danger zone on a street car. There's no real reason you have to run a super-stiff spring on an MCS single or double on a street car, running those dampers with a 300/650 setup would be pretty damn awesome and plush. But most people go straight to full-special track springs.

Magride is on another level from EDC.
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