Lowering Springs for the M5: Would you do it again?
I am about to pull the trigger on a set of H&R Lowering Springs, but want to see if the guys who have installed lowering springs on their cars would do it again.
Obviously, the car's looks are improved with the more aggressive stance.
However, is the ride affected much by lowering it? I test drove a car with RD Sports and definitely thought it was firmer but not in a bad way. Though it was just a 15 minute test drive and not long term ownership. Sometimes I feel that firmest EDC setting can be jittery at times, especially on bumpy roads.
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I have the H&R and If anything I think the springs are alot more progresive, over small bumps at slow speed it is as good if not better that stock, but once moving at speed or bigger bumps the springs firm up quickly.
No complaints from my wife either and she would complain if I had the EDC set to normal over some roads with the OEM springs.
I'd say it is probably about half a EDC setting different.
No problems with the height either, I'm a little more careful when parking towards a kerb, in fact I tend to reverse in now, but no problems with speed bumps etc.
So, I was thinking that the EDC button affects more than the suspension dampening (i.e. steering also). Maybe I am not correct and need to re-read the manual.
Do you guys find that you rarely use normal mode and never or hardly ever use sport?
Basically, I am usually in normal or sport and rarely in comfort with OEM...
I am thinking it feels like the steering loosens up a bit from normal or sport to comfort. I know P500S also firms up the steering. So is everyone with springs cruising around in comfort mode all or most of the time or are you still able to use sport? Is sport too stiff even for high performance driving with springs?