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Old 09-19-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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M H&R sport springs on non-M

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I have a 330Ci ZHP...will M3 H&R sport springs fit on my car? and with same ride height change?

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
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Just looking at my Bently manual for suspension ride hight. numbers are inches from bottom edge of rim to bottom edge of wheel arch with 18" rims.

Sport Front: 23.71"
M3 Front: 23.82"

Sport Rear: 22.32"
M3 Rear: 23.67"

H&R Sport M3 springs change:
M3 Front: -1.2"
M3 Rear: -.5"

M3 w/ H&R Net:
Front: 22.62"
Rear 23.17"

So, difference between your stock sport ride hight and an M3 with H&R Sport Springs (your drop):
Front: -1.09"
Rear: +0.30"

So, It may actually add .3" to your rear...

But, this is all presuming that everthing about the car EXCEPT the spings is the same... which I dont know. The suspention itself could be much different.

Hope this helps

EDIT: I'd actually be interested in the outcome of this considering I have a friend with a set of stock M3 springs that he has just laying around.
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lol so you're saying that it'll lower my front by an inch and raise my back up .3?
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Im saying it might

I just dont know how comparable the suspention setups are.

You may want to consider having this tread moved to the suspension and braking forum
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ah good idea will do haha
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Why don't you just get the ones for your car? I'm assuming you found a "killer deal" on some for an M3? Spend the extra money and do it right.
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Im kinda in the same boat as OP, and yes... "Free" for a set of barely ever used springs is a "killer deal"
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hahaha I want your deal...It's a lot better than new

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:44 PM   #4
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:46 PM   #5
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were not having an eazy time getting answers are we.... maybe when more people get on tomorrow
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