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      05-10-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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OEM BMW Performance Yellow Springs

I was wondering has anyone replaced their stock springs for the OEM BMW performance yellow springs, without actually doing the entire BMW performance suspension retrofit. The reason I ask is because I was browsing around and I saw that you can buy the OEM BMW yellow springs individually? Any input/opinions on this?

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I'm going to run bmw performance springs with koni yellow shocks. There's couple of people that already have that set up. Make sure you get the bump stops too. I already have the m3 sway bar, so I don't need the whole suspension package.
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I am picking my car up in an hour. Did the BMWP springs with Bilstien HD's, and have already added a Hotchkis front anti-sway. Stay tuned.
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If you are going to go with the BMW Performance springs I suggest also upgrading the dampers. Koni sports would be a good option. Either way you might want to consider shorter bump stops too. In my opinion the stock dampers are one of the weakest links in the suspension.
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I was wondering has anyone replaced their stock springs for the OEM BMW performance yellow springs, without actually doing the entire BMW performance suspension retrofit. The reason I ask is because I was browsing around and I saw that you can buy the OEM BMW yellow springs individually? Any input/opinions on this?

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http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
IMO the stock dampers are already too soft for the stock springs. Performance springs with stock dampers will probably result in less body roll but an even bouncier ride.
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IMO the stock dampers are already too soft for the stock springs. Performance springs with stock dampers will probably result in less body roll but an even bouncier ride.
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I was wondering has anyone replaced their stock springs for the OEM BMW performance yellow springs, without actually doing the entire BMW performance suspension retrofit. The reason I ask is because I was browsing around and I saw that you can buy the OEM BMW yellow springs individually? Any input/opinions on this?

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http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
I did that. I also got the shorter bumpstops to go with them. But they really are too stiff for the stock shocks, so it's not a perfect setup. Springs are underdamped with the stock shocks. I'd go with either the Koni yellows or Bilstein HD's. I'm leaning toward the Bilsteins, especially if I can find the Adjustable 10's that show up in the european catalogs. I'll be needing to do this soon so the springs are happier.
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