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      07-14-2011, 10:44 AM   #23
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And these:

http://store.bimmerworld.com/rogue-e...set-p1269.aspx

http://store.bimmerworld.com/hotchki...set-p1180.aspx
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      07-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #24
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Any impressions so far with your H&R springs?

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Looks great btw!
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Any impressions so far with your H&R springs?

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Looks great btw!
Very satisfied so far. Ride is firmer but not more uncomfortable than the stock springs. End of July we're going to the Nordschleife together with a stock 1M to feel the differences on track.
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      07-21-2011, 07:55 AM   #26
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Ok. Keep us posted. I plan on getting these so...
How much time does it take to put these springs on?

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      07-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #27
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Ok. Keep us posted. I plan on getting these so...
How much time does it take to put these springs on?

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Installation + alignment will take easily 3 hours.
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      07-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #28
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And for a specialized shop?
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This was done by a professional. I have two left hands
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      07-21-2011, 01:58 PM   #30
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Please send more Photos.
Its very nice.
Is the Rear lower us the Front?
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      07-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #31
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I think the wheels are a bit to the inside by lowering. How about H&R spacers ? I would say 10mm all around.
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      09-27-2011, 03:38 PM   #32
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I think the wheels are a bit to the inside by lowering. How about H&R spacers ? I would say 10mm all around.
OP ... how about an update on your experience with these springs ... I did Eibach on my e46M3 and was pretty happy with them. The drop looks great!

Anyone else lower their cars with just springs versus a full set up change?
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      09-27-2011, 03:56 PM   #33
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On bad surfaces maybe a little more bumpyer than stock suspension but better than stock on good roads with almost no bodyroll. In general very satisfied.
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are the pics right after the install or did you give it time to settle?
im super good w/ the rear drop im still on the fence with the front, feel like it needs another inch or so
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      10-10-2011, 02:51 PM   #35
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And it goes like this :













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      10-10-2011, 03:03 PM   #36
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Bravo! Perfect drop.


U guys have to realize that the front is higher becuase of the stupid crash regulations for pedestrian impact.
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      10-10-2011, 03:03 PM   #37
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      10-10-2011, 07:40 PM   #38
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Bravo! Perfect drop.


U guys have to realize that the front is higher becuase of the stupid crash regulations for pedestrian impact.
Stupid crash regs or not, a MAJOR consideration when deciding on ride height, is how is the car going to deal with everyday driving on the various quality road surfaces it will encounter.
To me, it's a smart consideration. I drive my cars on the street and don't track them. Thus, I don't mess with the ride height, especially when living in a 4 seasons location, where I'd rather not plow the snow.

Just because the ride height may not be perfect for looks, I'm sure BMW calibrated the overall suspension tune to take necessary ride height into consideration.
Some of us value function over style.
The drop may look nice to some, but it's doubtful that there is appreciable handling increase on the street at street speeds. At the track, that's a different thing altogether, and that's where it may make sense to fiddle with the OEM suspension, especially on an M.
But that's just and my view.
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Stupid crash regs or not, a MAJOR consideration when deciding on ride height, is how is the car going to deal with everyday driving on the various quality road surfaces it will encounter.
To me, it's a smart consideration. I drive my cars on the street and don't track them. Thus, I don't mess with the ride height, especially when living in a 4 seasons location, where I'd rather not plow the snow.

Just because the ride height may not be perfect for looks, I'm sure BMW calibrated the overall suspension tune to take necessary ride height into consideration.
Some of us value function over style.
The drop may look nice to some, but it's doubtful that there is appreciable handling increase on the street at street speeds. At the track, that's a different thing altogether, and that's where it may make sense to fiddle with the OEM suspension, especially on an M.
But that's just and my view.
+1. H&R springs will very doubtfully offer any improvement over a BMW-engineered M-suspension. The pictures look great and I like the stance of the car, but I would have done it right the first time and gone with a full suspension instead of just replacing the springs for the looks of it.
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Looks great, the AW one looks dropped as well, same setup or full suspension?
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      10-11-2011, 01:16 AM   #42
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Looks great, the AW one looks dropped as well, same setup or full suspension?
On the pictures it looks like it's lowered but it isn't. Maybe the photographer photoshoped it

Mine looks like this right now ( Iphone pic )



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Hi,

Are you planning to put spacers on?
Could you mesure what would be the ideal spacers width?

Thank you and nice looking car btw.
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      10-11-2011, 08:01 AM   #44
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They look sweet and not like slammed. Can you please tell us the ride quality?
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