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Old 7th October 2007, 01:53   #1
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AC Schnitzer or Hartge springs

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I am thinking of either AC Schnitzer or Hartge springs. (I am ruling out H&R because a lot of you guys who have or had them remarked that they offer a very harsh ride.) Quite a few of you said that the Hartge springs ride not much different than stock. Any experience or opinions on the ACS springs? Any suggestion choosing between the two?

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Old 7th October 2007, 02:25   #2
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Hi

I am thinking of either AC Schnitzer or Hartge springs. (I am ruling out H&R because a lot of you guys who have or had them remarked that they offer a very harsh ride.) Quite a few of you said that the Hartge springs ride not much different than stock. Any experience or opinions on the ACS springs? Any suggestion choosing between the two?

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Harsh ride? I don't think so.
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I also have H&R, and didn't notice much different than stock. The EDC on the other hand actually influence more on the ride quality. The Dinan spring also a good choice as well. The ACS kind of overprice, IMO.
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I use H&R Sport Springs also and it rides almost like stock. The drop is just perfect also.
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Thanks for all the responses. I was saying that because I did a search in this and the M5 forum and 50% of the H&R users complain that it was too harsh. Perhaps I will give them a try after all.
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Thanks for all the responses. I was saying that because I did a search in this and the M5 forum and 50% of the H&R users complain that it was too harsh. Perhaps I will give them a try after all.
But if you survey a forum started in order to talk about problems with a particular mod, you are not going to get an accurate assesment. People who experience no problems don't post with the same frequency.
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I'm also running H&R springs and don't find them harsh either. I think people sometimes mistake a harsh ride for a bit of bounce from the suspension on crappy roads. That comes with this modification imo, we get the best of both worlds anyway with the dampening control.
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I know many people who have M6's have had problems with the H&R's, but not many with the M5's. The M6 is a lot lighter car and thus doesn't compress the shocks as much. Maybe this is why they work great on the M5, but not so well on the M6
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I have H&R and love it... looks nice and rides almost like stock height....
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I will vote for Eibach springs (very similar to H&R springs). Just put them on 3 weeks ago and notice no difference in ride quality. Also, the drop in front is about 1 3/8" and rear is about 3/4".

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