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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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