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Unread 03-18-2006, 03:30 AM   #1
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I run H&R Race on my M3, and I've ridden many times in Rob's 325 (on UB) which has H&R Sport.

Both are very stiff, and it really comes down to your preference. If you put Race on your car, you lose most of the luxury appeal of the car because you feel EVERY bump on the road. No constant vibrations with either (straight roads are smooth); it's not like a truck, however you sure as hell better dodge potholes or it hurts, lol. Sport is a bit softer, but still very stiff, and while you still feel every inperfection in the road, it's toned down a bit.

I love my H&R Race, and the occasional bumping doesn't bother me really, but the girls dislike it a bit, haha, but it's okay because I make up for it by downshifting and making them smile again.

I'm also running Bilsteins with the springs on my m3. I'm not positive what shocks Rob is running, but I'm pretty sure they're Bilsteins also.

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sounds like another vote for race springs for me, thanks
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Unread 03-19-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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Race. The sport drop on non-M e36's is a bit disappointing.
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Unread 04-01-2006, 07:29 PM   #3
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another vote for the race. eibach proline is also a very nice drop, too. i believe robstah is running those.
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If you have converted to full m3 spec, check out the m3 race springs.
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Ack. I missed this thread too.

I have H&R sports on my 03' 325i .. it lowered it a decent amount though the front could stand another 3/8ths an inch. The ride is much stiffer as well. If I got shocks it'd smooth out a bit but it's more of a bouncy stiff, you can feel the bumps. I like the styling aspect and don't mind the decreased comfort level.
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well i've got H&R race springs headed my way in the mail so it's good to hear possitive comments about them! But do different shocks change ride height? i thought that was only changed from different springs? someone please correct me!
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well i've got H&R race springs headed my way in the mail so it's good to hear possitive comments about them! But do different shocks change ride height? i thought that was only changed from different springs? someone please correct me!
i think it is mostly the springs that change ride height but sport shocks will be shorter than regular ones.
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Sport shocks shorter? What?

If anything they'll probably slightly raise your car because you are replacing worn out struts/shocks with new ones.
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Springs set ride height, shocks control how the springs work.
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Sport shocks shorter? What?

If anything they'll probably slightly raise your car because you are replacing worn out struts/shocks with new ones.

i would think they would be shorter because they are designed to work with shorter springs
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The springs are shorter when uncompressed. When you compress both the stock springs and the H&R springs to put onto the strut it would be the same length of the strut.
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Sport shocks shorter? What?

If anything they'll probably slightly raise your car because you are replacing worn out struts/shocks with new ones.
ah yes that makes sense.
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well i went for the race setup and i'm loving it! only problem is i need wheels with a higher offset. anyone wanna buy these wheels? pics don't do justice
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