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Old 02-01-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hotchkis Sport Springs Drop Total?

Does Anybody here have a set of Hotchkis sport springs? I just bought a set and i am trying to find out how much will they drop?? The fleebay auction states " 330i Msport, 6cyl, 2dr sport F 1-11/16", R 1-1/16 " Does this sound correct for a 330i sport?
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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Im also interested in finding out, I bought a set of these and only found one pic of a alpine white sedan, does any one else have these, that dont have the sport package?
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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All i know about these springs is they're super-soft.You might need Bilstein sport to compensate their softness into stiffness.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:13 PM   #4
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Hmmm....my shocks are stock with about 101k miles so i guess its as good of a time as any.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #5
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They don't lower too much, specs are on their website. I wanna say from memory it's something like 3/4" rear and 1 1/4" front maybe. Don't quote me on that.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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Is that what you have on you car? If so it looks nice! Not too much drop... but enough to notice.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:18 PM   #7
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I am also interested in these springs if anyone has them installed on their car...
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #8
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nobody has these?
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:41 PM   #9
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Is that what you have on you car? If so it looks nice! Not too much drop... but enough to notice.
Nope, not what I have. I'm running a set of Bav Auto springs I picked up second hand from a guy on a local board. I've been very happy with them though, smooth ride quality with better handling and way better looks.

I am running hotchkis sways and endlinks though, and they rock.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:14 PM   #10
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They don't lower too much, specs are on their website. I wanna say from memory it's something like 3/4" rear and 1 1/4" front maybe. Don't quote me on that.
this is off their web site

330i, 6cyl, 4dr, non sport F 1-5/8" R 1-5/8"
330i Msport, 6cyl, 2dr sport F 1-11/16", R 1-1/16"
330ci, 6cyl, 2dr, sport F 7/8", R 7/8"

nobody has pics with these installed ?
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:26 AM   #11
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So we had a nice day yesterday in Toronto it was 7 degrees lol so I installed my springs yesterday and new 18x8.5 M6 reps with 225 40 18/255 35 18 with +35 et today

any way the springs I installed are the Hotchkis Sport springs, my car is a non sport suspension, I think It dropped it just right! And these springs are NOT SOFT they ride better than my stockers







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Old 03-18-2010, 08:13 PM   #12
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Nice Drop! And thanks for posting up your pics! I just bought a set about 2 weeks ago. I am still waiting on Koni struts from tirerack that are back ordered. I will post up pics as soon as i get them on.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:01 PM   #13
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Nice Drop! And thanks for posting up your pics! I just bought a set about 2 weeks ago. I am still waiting on Koni struts from tirerack that are back ordered. I will post up pics as soon as i get them on.
no prob man, post pics when you get everything installed
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:29 PM   #14
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Ok got them on yesterday went very well thanks to a friend that work on bimmers at his house. The set up is Hotchkis springs with Koni str.t struts/shocks.





All in all Awesome! I just need an alignment asap! the car pulls to the left a good bit!
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:35 PM   #15
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Pearl Iroc, great looking ride & very sharp looking wheels, but those yellow calipers just gotta go. Chas
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How are the springs holding up?
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how do they compare to H&R?

i bought a set too waiting to install it and Im putting them on Koni Str.T shocks too and RE RSMs
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how do they compare to H&R?

i bought a set too waiting to install it and Im putting them on Koni Str.T shocks too and RE RSMs
What did the set cost you, where from? I want to know more about this set. Thanks.
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TVS stage 1 arrived today

Just got my kit today, ordered my Koni Sport "Yellows" to compliment them. Koni's should arrive later today for my DIY. Also have VMR 710's and lots more to put on.
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the springs i ordered from hotchkis on ebay and they cost like 200$ total CAD shipped with brokerage from UPS

Koni oranges were 550$ cad w/ shipping and border tax, etc.

RE RSMs got off CHRIS HARRIS for 80$ shipped
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