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Old 01-25-2010, 02:52 PM   #21
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I have the touring cup kit and love it. To me it's the best of both worlds (handling and ride). If you go that route definitely upgrade you rear shock mounts with Rogue engineering ones or something of the like. Stock mounts can't handle the firmer suspension and they will break (found out firsthand).
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:34 PM   #22
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Why's it called a cup kit? Why not just call it what it is: springs and shocks? I just don't get the etymology.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:39 PM   #23
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do you guys think that if I bought the cup kit, I would need to buy sway bars? like would they make a difference or would the cup kit make a big enough difference on its own?
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:51 PM   #24
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You don't need them but I recommend sways. I would install the cup kit first and see how the car feels. Sway will further reduce body roll and improve initial turn in.
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is it absolutely necessary to replace the stock rear shock mounts? And WTF I just called somebody to ask how much it would be to install the cup kit and he said 650!!
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If you're able to bring the car down to South San Jose and leave it with me for 1/2 a day, I would do it for you for pretty cheap.

But try calling Edge Motorworks in Pleasanton if you haven't tried them yet. It's a BMW shop.

Also Performance Technic in Dublin is a BMW shop. Those guys used to work at Egde and then opened up their own shop.
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Why's it called a cup kit? Why not just call it what it is: springs and shocks? I just don't get the etymology.
Because they are "matched" springs and shocks, so they had to give it some kind of product name to stand out. Bottom line: marketing.
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Why's it called a cup kit? Why not just call it what it is: springs and shocks? I just don't get the etymology.
Same reason they call it a suit instead of pants, shirt, shoes, socks, tie and a jacket.
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on an average... how much do you guys think the "cup kit" will drop a car.. and like the op asked are upgraded shock mounts a must? or just a very good option???
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It depends on which spring you choose: Touring/Sport about 1.2 drop from non sport, Race about 2" drop from non sport.
Do you people ever read description of what you buy?
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:13 PM   #33
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on an average... how much do you guys think the "cup kit" will drop a car.. and like the op asked are upgraded shock mounts a must? or just a very good option???
1.1" font
.95" rear

Off the top of my head for a coupe, if you don't have sport suspension it basically doubles.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:32 PM   #34
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Yes it's necessary to upgrade the shock mounts. I even bought OEM M3 ones at first and one of them broke within a couple weeks. My shock was in my trunk. Do it right the first time. I can't stress this enough. I got Rogue engineering ones and they are $99 for a pair. Unfortunately it's a must.
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