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post #41 of 55 Old 29th November 2015, 06:47 PM
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The spacers are a good move also. Attachment 635905
This is my car with 12mm spacers and stock springs. Front fender gap looks awful but like I said I'm fighting the urge to lower it.


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I used 12mm spacers on my stock rims, car not lowered like yours. However, when steering right, the left wheel well rubs against the outer corner of the tire ever so slightly. And vice versa. I did not know for a while. Jim Colley and myself were standing around outside of his house goofing off about M5s and looking at my car. It is actually then when I noticed some rub marks on the wheel well lining with the way the front tires were turned. Jim told me he had this as well with his 12's and showed me worn through liner on his car (which was conveniently taken apart). I think I can clear it with a hot air gun and pressing on it. You may want to check before you have holes as well.

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I think mine needs lowering too ..the gap on the front is terrible..how low did you guys go for it to sit level or just on the front tyre
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I think mine needs lowering too ..the gap on the front is terrible..how low did you guys go for it to sit level or just on the front tyre
Mine pretty much sits close to the front tire. I have H&R springs which lowers it as follows: Front -1.3" Rear -.75". Eibach and Dinan have a less aggressive drop.
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I'm glad to hear this is a great setup. I actually have my set and just waiting to have them installed. I also ordered new spring pads, mounts etc. Additionally, I also ordered the Dinan comfort bushing kit, which replaces the factory bump stop bushings.

I don't think a lot of people realize that when we lower our M5's on aftermarket springs it kills the struts, especially if your over 50k miles. A lot of the feedback about the H&R springs feeling hash, is because the OEM struts are on their way out or done.

Before I bought my M5 I test drove one in CT that was dropped on H&R springs with a Corsa exhaust and it had 30k miles on it and the ride was amazing. So I was confused as to why my lowered car felt like crap on the same springs. But alas it was the struts.

In my opinion, be prepared to buy new struts if you are over 50k miles and want to drop your car, especially if you live in a place with horrible roads like the Tri state.

I plan to post my review with parts and pictures soon.

In my opinion the H&R springs provide the perfect drop, so I don't need the Bilstein coil-overs, the EDC plug ins will be fine for me.

I'm also going to instal the Dinan front and rear anti-roll kit in the new year, but am waiting so I can feel the difference in stages.

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I'm glad to hear this is a great setup. I actually have my set and just waiting to have them installed. I also ordered new spring pads, mounts etc. Additionally, I also ordered the Dinan comfort bushing kit, which replaces the factory bump stop bushings.

I don't think a lot of people realize that when we lower our M5's on aftermarket springs it kills the struts, especially if your over 50k miles. A lot of the feedback about the H&R springs feeling hash, is because the OEM struts are on their way out or done.

Before I bought my M5 I test drove one in CT that was dropped on H&R springs with a Corsa exhaust and it had 30k miles on it and the ride was amazing. So I was confused as to why my lowered car felt like crap on the same springs. But alas it was the struts.

In my opinion, be prepared to buy new struts if you are over 50k miles and want to drop your car, especially if you live in a place with horrible roads like the Tri state.

I plan to post my review with parts and pictures soon.

In my opinion the H&R springs provide the perfect drop, so I don't need the Bilstein coil-overs, the EDC plug ins will be fine for me.

I'm also going to instal the Dinan front and rear anti-roll kit in the new year, but am waiting so I can feel the difference in stages.
Thanks for the info. I also have a new set of Bilstein suspension installed on the car. With the mileage on my car I thought it would be best to change the suspension along with the springs. The car really drives on rails now. It's firm over bumps but not too much especially in the comfort suspension setting. I may actually get the Dinan bushings you referenced for a little more damping.
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doing this setup before even reading this hr and bilstein. after reading theres no question that white m5 sits perfect.
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Thanks for the writing about your initial impressions. Have been waiting for a review of these Bilstein struts for awhile. When my OEM ones go out I will likely switch to this option.


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Check if you have tiny wet spots on your shocks, if you do...then it's time.

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Wow. I haven't priced out OEM shocks and didn't realize their cost! Bilsteins it is! Lol

Thanks for your reply.


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I can get you stock ones for 250-300 each, they are going to be used. 1600 just for shocks seem a little high. I know Turner does a pretty big price up on what they sell.

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