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Old 16th October 2008, 18:28   #1
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Final Verdict On Aftermarket Lowering Springs

I'm in my final stages of completing my must have mods and I'd very much appreciate helping a brother out in deciding which aftermarket springs to go with. I've done an extensive search and came up with the following:
  1. H&R
  2. Eibach
  3. RDSport
From you're personal experience, which springs are the best in looks, noise less, and handling. Which vendors would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
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DOUL -- you read my mind! I was about to start a thread about the longevity of lowering springs. I was just going to ask specifically about H&R, but nonetheless, looking forward to hearing about this...
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I would never do just springs, again.

KWV3 Coilovers or even better Moton...
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I would never do just springs, again.

KWV3 Coilovers or even better Moton...
Good to know, but why??
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Good to know, but why??
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whatever you do, do not get RD springs. way too bouncy..

kwv3 was the best mod i did for the m5.. imo
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Too bouncy and handling suffered. Different springs may yield different results. I was using RDSport before I switched. My conclusion was that the springs did not match the dampening of the OEM shocks and that maybe Eibach would have been better, but I did not like the way it sits on Eibach. The ride and handling on KWV3 is incredible and even better than stock and my KW's are set very very low. I felt like I destroyed the handling and the ride with springs and the KW's did the car justice...

Just my opinion as others have been very happy with springs...
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Eibachs retain the OEM feel of the car while lowering it for looks.. The spring rate is a little soft but not much different from OEM... H&R's are a little stiffer, if you are looking for handling i think they are a lil better as you can "feel the road" better, but if you are into smooth rides then I suggest he eibachs...
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H&R's...the way to go !!
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H&R's...the way to go !!

This coming from the man who doesn't mod!?!?!

+1 tho, I'm torn between just H&R Springs or stage 2 dinan kit.
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