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post #1 of 43 Old 14th January 2006, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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H&R Springs, before and after

Below are pics of my car before and after H&R springs. The before pic kind of hides the fender gap that was noticeable with the stock springs.

The ride is ever so slightly firmer, though I didn't detect any additional harshness over bumps. IMO the firmer springs work better with the firmer EDC settings in which the car with OE springs feels somewhat undersprung.

I'd say it is a great upgrade, especially for ~$300. (Parts only, a friend and I did the install) The car looks better and that alone is worth the cost.


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Looks very nice! Looks like you lost a lot of that excess front wheel gap. It looks more even front to rear now.
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How much did you drop it?

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Very nice. The tire/rim combo looks much better with the car dropped. What rims are those?

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Very nice. The tire/rim combo looks much better with the car dropped. What rims are those?
Thanks! The rims are BBS CK, you can see more info here.

H&R quotes the drop as 1.25" front .75" rear.
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Thanks! The rims are BBS CK, you can see more info here.

H&R quotes the drop as 1.25" front .75" rear.
What was the process for ordering these in the anthracite? Who did you order them through?

These are great looking wheels and from what I can see, they are very reasonably priced compared to many others.

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What was the process for ordering these in the anthracite? Who did you order them through?

These are great looking wheels and from what I can see, they are very reasonably priced compared to many others.
Anthracite is available special order from Germany. Any authorized BBS dealer should be able to get them for you. If you don't have any luck PM me and I can give you my dealer's info.
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Looks great Ramana. Glad to see you finally got the car back on the road and lowered. Any effect on the handling characteristics of the car?

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