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Old 12-17-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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H&R Sport cup kit. Did I pick the right suspension?

Hello everyone.
I'm going to be installing the H&R Sport cup kit tomorrow. I hope I didn't make the wrong choice.
What I was looking for is a lower ride yet much better handling. I'm not worried about the harsher ride because I'm already use to it with 19"s and 35 tire tread. Every bump is already my enemy.
And they were before I had these rims also.
So my question for you all is. Are these good quality springs and shocks? I'm also installing brand new tie rod ends from meyle along w/ this.

I have 225/35/19"s front 35offset and 245/35/19's rear 45offset.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:05 PM   #2
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I like my cup kit. Could be lower in the rear and could be stiffer on the track, but for road use it's ideal IMO.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:06 PM   #3
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I like my cup kit. Could be lower in the rear and could be stiffer on the track, but for road use it's ideal IMO.
excellent. Thank you for the info Rayce. This is my daily driver. Yet I do many canyon runs during free time. So all in all I think I will be happy with them.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
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I had the cupkit for a while and I liked them a lot.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:08 PM   #5
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I like my cup kit. Could be lower in the rear and could be stiffer on the track, but for road use it's ideal IMO.
what he said.

OP, yours will settle a little more i think.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:09 PM   #6
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i have my sport cup kit for a year and i like the drop and ride wise.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:10 PM   #7
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And don't worry about the ride height. It will settle down a bit after some time. The springs are new and need to be driven in after installation.

Here's a slightly dated pic (last summer) of my ride with the cup kit on 19" CH's:

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Old 12-17-2009, 03:13 PM   #8
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did u do anything to the back Rayce, i want to lower then back on mine
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Depending on the ET of the wheels you may need to get your fenders rolled, I definitely needed to do mine. I'm running 265/35/R19 Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas in the rear. I was on Dunlop SP Sport Maxx on that pic though, same size.
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i mean in terms of the drop, the rear on your looks way low for a cupkit
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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I had the cupkit for a while and I liked them a lot.
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what he said.

OP, yours will settle a little more i think.
Thanks for the info man! much appreciated

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And don't worry about the ride height. It will settle down a bit after some time. The springs are new and need to be driven in after installation.

Here's a slightly dated pic (last summer) of my ride with the cup kit on 19" CH's:
Looks great!

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Depending on the ET of the wheels you may need to get your fenders rolled, I definitely needed to do mine. I'm running 265/35/R19 Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas in the rear. I was on Dunlop SP Sport Maxx on that pic though, same size.
I've already had my fenders completely shaved actually. So I Should be good.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:29 PM   #12
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The Sport Cup Kit is a solid choice, it's on the more aggressive side but I think you will be happy with it.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:20 AM   #13
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The Sport Cup Kit is a solid choice, it's on the more aggressive side but I think you will be happy with it.
yup I'm lookin for something above the normal. So I think this was a good choice. Thanks Nick!
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You picked the wrong kit it will explode when it hits 100 miles. It will send you soaring through the air like a piece of dogsh!t.



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You picked the wrong kit it will explode when it hits 100 miles. It will send you soaring through the air like a piece of dogsh!t.
Now that's FUNNY !

1) Does any one know who makes the shocks & struts on the H&R Sport cup
kit ? I was told that they're actually Bilsteins.

2) Would a new set of Bilsteins sports feel just as good or very close (to the
H&R Sport Cup Kit)on my 330ci w/sport suspension, i know i won't get the slight drop.

3) OP, i am really looking forward to your first drive, and how they feel.

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Old 12-18-2009, 09:29 PM   #16
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Do the H&R Cup kit give the raked look or does it level the front to the back? I am going to go for a cup kit, but I want level not raked.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:39 PM   #17
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hey everyone! alright so I got it installed. Read through my posts here and check the pictures out for a full review!.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=420078
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #18
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Now that's FUNNY !

1) Does any one know who makes the shocks & struts on the H&R Sport cup
kit ? I was told that they're actually Bilsteins.

2) Would a new set of Bilsteins sports feel just as good or very close (to the
H&R Sport Cup Kit)on my 330ci w/sport suspension, i know i won't get the slight drop.

3) OP, i am really looking forward to your first drive, and how they feel.

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1. yes, bilstein

2. dont know
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Do the H&R Cup kit give the raked look or does it level the front to the back? I am going to go for a cup kit, but I want level not raked.
The Sport Cup Kit does have a slight rake to it.
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what if I want a 1 to 1.5 drop evenly front and rear? What set up is the best for a very spirited street car 330ci with sport suspension?
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