Bimmerpost for Android has just been updated to version 4.3.55 with a host of bug fixes. Try it out!
BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis
 
Redline360
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
smihalik
Private
8
Rep
79
Posts

Drives: 2008 e92 335xi
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (1)

Cheap bastard wants to lower his e92 M3

Hi Guys

Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse on this one.

I want to lower my car in the spring. I have been looking at the different lowering springs available for the e92 M3, and I would love your opinions.

I really don't think I need coil overs. I don't track my car. I just want a nice clean drop while retaining as much of the stock comfort as possible. I plan on getting a set of 20's in the future, but for now will be using the factory 19's. No EDC.

I'd like to go as low as possible without messing anything up or ruining the ride. The B&G stage 2 springs seems to be a good drop. 1" in the from .5" in the rear.

What do you guys say. Are springs on $70,000 car stupid? Or is it acceptable for someone who doesnt track their car.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
GTM_Challenge
GTM_Challenge's Avatar
United_States
211
Rep
2,945
Posts

Drives: E92 M3,X5M,F30 335
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (7)

Send a message via AIM to GTM_Challenge
PM'D
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
THE TECH
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
THE TECH's Avatar
United_States
223
Rep
13,104
Posts


Drives: BPMsport 2012 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas

iTrader: (45)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to THE TECH Send a message via Skype™ to THE TECH
Springs are quite normal. Any of the big names will do fine. They all lower the same.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
LateBraking
Brigadier General
United_States
249
Rep
3,882
Posts

Drives: Relatively Quick.
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: U.S.A.

iTrader: (27)

It's fine. I've tried Eibach Springs, H&R Springs, and RD Sport springs, and my favorite were the RD's. Nicest looking drop with good ride quality. Eibach were the most comfortable, but gave the least drop. H&R is in between as far as drop goes, but wasn't all that great of a ride. Worse than RD, which dropped more too.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #5
smihalik
Private
8
Rep
79
Posts

Drives: 2008 e92 335xi
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (1)

And if anyone wants to post up some before and after shots, for the record, I'm cool with that.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #6
ModBargains III
Lieutenant
United_States
-1
Rep
423
Posts

Drives: E92 335i, 135i, E46 M3, 540i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 1721 E. Lambert Rd. Unit C, 90631 La Habra, CA

iTrader: (0)

Eibach is my personal preference. Best ride quality out of all of them from what I felt. RD gives the best drop though, so it depends (also the price goes up - so if you really want to stay cheap, go with eibach )
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #7
Jaypod
Brigadier General
Jaypod's Avatar
No_Country
105
Rep
4,974
Posts

Drives: Frozen M3, AM V8V, 991 GT3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (7)

A sleeve over kit my be a good solution for you as well. Ground Control and KW currently make kits. Will give you some height adjust-ability.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #8
smihalik
Private
8
Rep
79
Posts

Drives: 2008 e92 335xi
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by **********s III View Post
Eibach is my personal preference. Best ride quality out of all of them from what I felt. RD gives the best drop though, so it depends (also the price goes up - so if you really want to stay cheap, go with eibach )
I'm not sure if the Eibach kit is low enough for me. I'm leaning more towards the RD springs, but we'll see.

What's your opinion on the e36 bump stops I've been reading about. Is this something important when doing only springs on an M3?
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 06:52 PM   #9
ModBargains III
Lieutenant
United_States
-1
Rep
423
Posts

Drives: E92 335i, 135i, E46 M3, 540i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 1721 E. Lambert Rd. Unit C, 90631 La Habra, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by smihalik View Post
I'm not sure if the Eibach kit is low enough for me. I'm leaning more towards the RD springs, but we'll see.

What's your opinion on the e36 bump stops I've been reading about. Is this something important when doing only springs on an M3?
When setting up customers in the past with springs, they never mentioned to me that they had issues, but if you want to be extra cautious and purchase extra bump stops, then I don't see a problem with it. I wouldn't say it's 100% necessary, but that's totally up to you! I personally ran with springs without them, just FYI.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #10
smihalik
Private
8
Rep
79
Posts

Drives: 2008 e92 335xi
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaypod View Post
A sleeve over kit my be a good solution for you as well. Ground Control and KW currently make kits. Will give you some height adjust-ability.
Does a sleeve over kit still retain the OEM shocks? I'm confused as to the difference between sleeve over and coil over.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
Jaypod
Brigadier General
Jaypod's Avatar
No_Country
105
Rep
4,974
Posts

Drives: Frozen M3, AM V8V, 991 GT3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by smihalik View Post
Does a sleeve over kit still retain the OEM shocks? I'm confused as to the difference between sleeve over and coil over.
Yes it does - ideal if you have EDC. Do a search for Ground Control or KW Sleeve over and it should give you and idea of your options. Good luck!
Appreciate 0
      01-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #12
armyav8tor
n1smo
armyav8tor's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,473
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
I've been riding on Eibach springs and have been extremely happy with them. Not only is the drop perfect but the ride is great also.
Appreciate 0
      01-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
edu09
Lieutenant Colonel
edu09's Avatar
United_States
426
Rep
1,735
Posts

Drives: 2108 frozen black F82 M4
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
check attached pics of KW sleeve over kit installed on my car, you retain EDC and can adjust height at your convenience, a bit stiffer but great handling, no bouncing at all
Attached Images
    
__________________
2006 E46 M3 slicktop 6 MT, carbon black with black leather interior
2018 F82 M4 frozen black with sakhir orange interior
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #14
ole85
Second Lieutenant
ole85's Avatar
Greece
12
Rep
224
Posts

Drives: e92 m3/ Ferrari360
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: melbourne

iTrader: (0)

what tires are you running
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #15
edu09
Lieutenant Colonel
edu09's Avatar
United_States
426
Rep
1,735
Posts

Drives: 2108 frozen black F82 M4
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ole85 View Post
what tires are you running
Toyo R888
Front: 265/30/19
Rear: 295/30/19
At the height I have the kit adjusted I dont have any rubbing issues but I still have a couple of turns to max low
__________________
2006 E46 M3 slicktop 6 MT, carbon black with black leather interior
2018 F82 M4 frozen black with sakhir orange interior
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #16
mmandaniel
Private First Class
mmandaniel's Avatar
United_States
-47
Rep
144
Posts

Drives: Her name is Betsy.
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

I had springs, and then took them off, they took away from the comfortability of the ride, maybe they were just the spring i had (H&R)? Moved to KW V3s
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
Brucewonder
Lieutenant Colonel
Brucewonder's Avatar
25
Rep
1,545
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92 M3 yea boi
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Socal

iTrader: (4)

i have eibach w the e36 bump stops and am perfectly happy with them. Rides like stock
__________________
2011.5 E92 ///M3 SSII/FR
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 03:13 PM   #18
LateBraking
Brigadier General
United_States
249
Rep
3,882
Posts

Drives: Relatively Quick.
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: U.S.A.

iTrader: (27)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmandaniel View Post
I had springs, and then took them off, they took away from the comfortability of the ride, maybe they were just the spring i had (H&R)? Moved to KW V3s
Yeah, out of RD Sport Eibach and H&R that I tried, H&R were the least comfortable of the three.

Quote:
Originally Posted by smihalik View Post
And if anyone wants to post up some before and after shots, for the record, I'm cool with that.
Plenty of images out there if you search. I even put up a direct comparison of my RD Sport before and afters a while back, which a certain vendor "borrowed".
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #19
armyav8tor
n1smo
armyav8tor's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,473
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
Here are some side by side photos:

<<< Stock ----- Eibach >>>


<<< Eibach ----- Stock >>>


Stock


The stance is perfect for me but if you want to slam it then Eibachs are not for you.


Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 11:23 PM   #20
edu09
Lieutenant Colonel
edu09's Avatar
United_States
426
Rep
1,735
Posts

Drives: 2108 frozen black F82 M4
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
pics before and after KW kit installed
Attached Images
  
__________________
2006 E46 M3 slicktop 6 MT, carbon black with black leather interior
2018 F82 M4 frozen black with sakhir orange interior
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2012, 01:26 AM   #21
Endless619
DHS
Endless619's Avatar
Spain
92
Rep
3,928
Posts

Drives: 2014 Range Rover Black Edition
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Disneyland

iTrader: (14)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by armyav8tor View Post
Here are some side by side photos:

<<< Stock ----- Eibach >>>


<<< Eibach ----- Stock >>>


Stock


The stance is perfect for me but if you want to slam it then Eibachs are not for you.


Even with Eibach the car looks stock height. If you want to see a really noticeable drop I would go with coilovers or RD springs. Done and done.
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2012, 07:34 AM   #22
ole85
Second Lieutenant
ole85's Avatar
Greece
12
Rep
224
Posts

Drives: e92 m3/ Ferrari360
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: melbourne

iTrader: (0)

are toyo loud on the road
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:29 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST