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      12-18-2012, 11:48 PM   #23
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Nice!

Has anyone gone from just a drop to a full setup (shock/struts), worth the $3k difference in price.
I'll admit I'd do it more for looks then the handling, although a little less lean would be nice.
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      12-19-2012, 03:05 AM   #24
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Here with H&R....the best
nice,ordered some h&r and splitter,love the look you got there.will upgrade to coilovers if I decide to track it all the time
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      01-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #25
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I did consider a spring set-up but then I remembered the time when I had Eibach's on my S2000. During high speed turns the car gets rather 'bouncy' and might I add scary. So for a car like the 1M, I wasn't going to take that risk. I'm on KW V3's now and its pretty good. As comfortable as stock but much better in the corners. Only problem I had with KW's is the noise it makes over bumps.

I wouldn't risk lowered springs for a car like the 1M, plus you can always sell the coil-overs 2nd hand later on to get half your money back at least.
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      01-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #26
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the drop is very similar with a slightly lower stance with H&R as they normally are more conservative with Eibach on their drops (but i think the final drop was only about 1-2mm different). H&Rs were slightly stiffer than the Eibach if my memory serves well, both ride very comfortable, I also now have the Eibach sway bars on the car and it just feels planted no roll whatsoever in the car. Like i said you cant go wrong either either kit, but this guy is team EIBACH
I haven't seen Eibach sway bars available, where did you get them? Are they adjustable?
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      01-19-2013, 01:24 PM   #27
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I haven't seen Eibach sway bars available, where did you get them? Are they adjustable?
springs and sways were made with my car while @ R&D i had them on for SEMA 2012. the sways are adjustable and i daily drive them on their soft setting at the moment, havent had them on the other settings yet. production should be out soon but dont quote me on that i dont have their production timeline.
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      01-19-2013, 02:45 PM   #28
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To me the 1m has a well sorted suspension in stock form.

Lowering springs force so many comprimises to be made to the cars suspension, and almost all for the worse. For example, changes the suspension geometry, eliminates significant amount of shock / strut travel, unmatched spring rates to the stock dampers and bushings to name only a few.

I would recommend strongly against doing that to this car. The car handles so well with only a good set of tires, I'd hate to ruin that balance with a set of springs.

Jmo, based on a ton of suspension experience on 4 different bmws, including two m3s.
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      01-19-2013, 03:14 PM   #29
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springs and sways were made with my car while @ R&D i had them on for SEMA 2012. the sways are adjustable and i daily drive them on their soft setting at the moment, havent had them on the other settings yet. production should be out soon but dont quote me on that i dont have their production timeline.
Well, it will be a year from now that I can actually start shopping for parts, so hopefully they will be an option.
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      01-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #30
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Well, it will be a year from now that I can actually start shopping for parts, so hopefully they will be an option.
for sure, the parts are done they completed R&D so its just packaging and manufacturing at this point i'm sure
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      01-20-2013, 07:46 AM   #32
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To me the 1m has a well sorted suspension in stock form.

Lowering springs force so many comprimises to be made to the cars suspension, and almost all for the worse. For example, changes the suspension geometry, eliminates significant amount of shock / strut travel, unmatched spring rates to the stock dampers and bushings to name only a few.

I would recommend strongly against doing that to this car. The car handles so well with only a good set of tires, I'd hate to ruin that balance with a set of springs.

Jmo, based on a ton of suspension experience on 4 different bmws, including two m3s.
I will agree,however,the o.e suspension isn't brilliant in comparison to a good aftermarket kit,springs set it off nicely cosmetically for now,the ride is rather bumpy in standard form.if I decide that the car is a long termer,I'll treat it to some proper suspension
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Eibach Lowering Springs for SALE on the CHEAP!

Hello everyone, I have a brand new set of Eibach Lowering Springs (pro kit) that i bought for over 300 bucks and now selling for 195, i never installed them, they have just been sitting in my garage. See my ad on Craigslist: http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/3578955079.html
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      05-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #34
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The drop on this VO (US 1M) is too low.

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      05-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #35
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      05-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #36
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Ouch . . . is this anyone we know?
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      05-09-2013, 03:11 AM   #37
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That hurts........ :-(
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some weird toe and camber on that one!!!
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