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Old 09-30-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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I just received my set directly from BC racing. I have a 2000 323i with sport suspension. I ordered the I-02 which is non-M. They sent me the I-14 for an M3.

After waiting a week, and like a boy on Xmas morning, I open it to discover they sent me the wrong item I ordered, I was Furious. I immediately sent an email and hot a response back saying the only difference is the spring rate.

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Daniel, this is not a shipping error; *we ship the I-14 for all E46 applications as it fits all models. *The only difference between the I-02 and the I-14 model is that the I-14 has a 2Kg/mm higher spring rate in the rear. *From customer feedback, we have found that our customers prefer this setup. *We do not stock the I-02. *If you absolutely need the 10K rear spring rate we do have those springs in stock so you may convert it but we do not recommend this, once again based on customer feedback.

What are your thoughts??? Thanks so much guys.

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Old 09-30-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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So it will be a direct fit? No changes needed? I have a e46 2000 323i with sport suspension.

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Old 09-30-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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I just received my set directly from BC racing. I have a 2000 323i with sport suspension. I ordered the I-02 which is non-M. They sent me the I-14 for an M3.

After waiting a week, and like a boy on Xmas morning, I open it to discover they sent me the wrong item I ordered, I was Furious. I immediately sent an email and hot a response back saying the only difference is the spring rate.

Here is the email reply.

Daniel, this is not a shipping error; *we ship the I-14 for all E46 applications as it fits all models. *The only difference between the I-02 and the I-14 model is that the I-14 has a 2Kg/mm higher spring rate in the rear. *From customer feedback, we have found that our customers prefer this setup. *We do not stock the I-02. *If you absolutely need the 10K rear spring rate we do have those springs in stock so you may convert it but we do not recommend this, once again based on customer feedback.

What are your thoughts??? Thanks so much guys.

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First, give a link to your kit.

Second, call BC on the phone like you're a Brand New Customer. Ask a few basic questions about anything coilover related, then ask if they have the I-02 kit In Stock for a 2002 325I* with sport suspension. See what they say, if BC says they have a I-02 kit in stock, then they're full of it.


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Old 10-08-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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I have a 03 330i sport, when I got my BC coils they were marked for an M3 as well. I installed them anyways and have never had any problems. The time I called them to order parts when I add shorter swift springs they were friendly and informative. like Rob said call them direct and ask a few questions.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:21 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, i called and they said that they don't carry the I-02 anymore due to customer feedback. Everything is the same except for the spring rates from what I was told. Front is 10k and rear 12k for m3 vs. 10k all around for non M. Soo, installed them and set at factory height settings till I get wheels. Set the dampening at 12/18. So far they are great.

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Old 10-08-2014, 02:24 PM   #6
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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Looks great! I ended up going with a 5" 12k swift spring up front. I'm tucking front and rear with no rubbing issues and a ton more space on the bodies to go lower running 8/16
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:38 PM   #8
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The bc racing coilovers are universal between all e46 chassis. The M3 coilovers set will 100% fit your non-m without issues due to I have the exact same thing on my non-m as does everyone else. They are spec'd the exact same way so don't worry and enjoy them.
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:56 AM   #9
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Thanks guys, what are currently set at for front and rear dampening?

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Old 10-28-2014, 08:41 PM   #10
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I just put them in and I'm loving the ride! Firm but absorbs bumps nicely. Im at 15 from full hard front and rear. Ill change it when I take the wife out to soften the ride.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #11
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Im looking into buying these, do i need 5mm spacers?front and rears to clear, i have a +40 offset, did you roll fenders? I have a 330ci, thanks


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Old 12-11-2014, 03:25 PM   #12
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:06 PM   #13
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I am running 18x8.5 et35 front and 18x9.5 et45 rear. I rolled the rear fenders because I am so low.
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I'm running 18x8 et40 all around and clear easy. No spacers or rolling needed.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:06 AM   #15
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Mine came front 7k rear 8k
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:20 PM   #16
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Any updates on these. Very interested looking for dd/occasional track. 01 330 ci zsp. Don't want a huge drop. Do drive in Chicago so lot of bad roads.
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