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Old 01-28-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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Any reviews or thoughts on this Cup kit?

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323...its/ES2588149/

I really need a good suspension kit with a lower look but great ride and this with its lifetime warranty kind've has me interested.

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Old 01-28-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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I would spend the extra $200 and get the koni adjustables (yellow). But either way, that kit looks good and your ride will feel similar to OEM.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:29 PM   #3
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http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323...its/ES2588149/

I really need a good suspension kit with a lower look but great ride and this with its lifetime warranty kind've has me interested.

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Yeah, but the drop is pretty mild. It won't close your wheel gaps. I'm look at this for my coupe:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323..._Kits/ES10804/

It closes the wheel gap.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:32 PM   #4
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Yeah, but the drop is pretty mild. It won't close your wheel gaps. I'm look at this for my coupe:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323..._Kits/ES10804/

It closes the wheel gap.
how much inch do you need to lower for the front and back to close the gap? 1.5"?
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:48 PM   #5
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For a nonsport at least that.


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Old 01-28-2014, 10:11 PM   #6
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I guess I was mainly after warranty.. But I want that gap gone..


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Completely gone? The eibach pro kit and H&R sport wont do that.
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Completely gone? The eibach pro kit and H&R sport wont do that.
The H&R certainly will. That's an even gap all the way around. It's minimized. That's what I consider closing the wheel gap. It's not tucking the wheel, but that's not clean.

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Old 02-03-2014, 11:38 PM   #10
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I'm looking at this setup too, realized after looking at my new control arms and tie rods, refreshing the shocks would be nice too.
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The Koni STR.T H&R Sport kit is going to provide similar ride to a factory sport suspension, as far as ride height on most cars a majority of wheel gap is eliminated with H&R Sport Springs. If you want the wheel gap completely gone with springs (slight tucking of wheels) H&R Race Springs are the way to go.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:31 PM   #12
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I'm looking at this setup too, realized after looking at my new control arms and tie rods, refreshing the shocks would be nice too.

Btw, trent where in IL are you located? You can PM if you prefer.
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The Koni STR.T H&R Sport kit is going to provide similar ride to a factory sport suspension, as far as ride height on most cars a majority of wheel gap is eliminated with H&R Sport Springs. If you want the wheel gap completely gone with springs (slight tucking of wheels) H&R Race Springs are the way to go.
Thank you. Is it possible to swap those springs in this kit?


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I don't suggest running the Race Springs with Koni SRT.T shocks. H&R Race springs are too aggressive with the lowering for these shocks.

With Race Springs I'd stick with Koni Yellows (Sports) or the cup kit from H&R which uses the H&R shocks.

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I had this setup on my 325i Touring and was very pleased with the drop and the handling improvement over stock (non-sport). Very affordable setup for a daily driver, but will not suffice for track duty.
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I had this setup on my 325i Touring and was very pleased with the drop and the handling improvement over stock (non-sport). Very affordable setup for a daily driver, but will not suffice for track duty.
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Hey Trentcdrums,

I've got the H&R Sports on my car...look at my sig pic to give an idea of the ride height. My car was originally a non-Sport suspension.

The H&Rs do give a noticeable forward rake, but I really like the look. Firmer ride, yet still pretty civilized. As others have said, it feels close in ride quality to Sport suspension.

Tires are 245/35-18 Conti ExtremeContact DW on 18x9 Apex ARC-8 ET42 wheels all around...no spacers, and no rubbing whatsoever.
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