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Old 01-09-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Before & After w/ H&R Sport Springs!!!

Before: Last January when I purchased the car!!


About 1.5" drop in front / About 1.0" drop in rear

After: currently

The job took me about 4 hours,the rear springs were a bitch! There's not much room under there, also found old right rear spring broken on the very last coil!
The ride is stiffer, not bad at all over bumps & definitley tighter around turns!
Overall, very satisfied with the difference in look & ride!
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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How cool Good that you replaced that broken spring!
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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How cool Good that you replaced that broken spring!
Yeah, I hit a huge pot hole in March of last year & replaced the front struts,rear shocks, & rear shock mounts, but did not know about the spring being broken!!!
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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Nice set up

I have the HR/Bilstein set up on my 1998 328i. The ride is not as hard as others and it handles very well. Your ride looks very nice. Have you thought about upgrading to a new pair of shoes for your ride? It would deffinately take your ride to the next level.

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Old 01-09-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
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I have the HR/Bilstein set up on my 1998 328i. The ride is not as hard as others and it handles very well. Your ride looks very nice. Have you thought about upgrading to a new pair of shoes for your ride? It would deffinately take your ride to the next level.

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I have the HR/Bilstein set up on my 1998 328i. The ride is not as hard as others and it handles very well. Your ride looks very nice. Have you thought about upgrading to a new pair of shoes for your ride? It would deffinately take your ride to the next level.

Drew
Thanks! Drewthe328iG60guy! Your ride is real nice too! I actually want new shoes, I like the look on your ride! The Black with the polished lip, real nice!
I just bought my 16" Toyo Proxes 4, when they go I'll get new shoes!!!!
What do you think it will cost me, about 3 G'S????? For 18's wheels & tires!!!
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:26 PM   #6
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Nah, you can do pretty well getting replicas from places like Modbargains and tires from Tirerack for much less than 3 G's.
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Old 01-09-2008, 04:47 PM   #7
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Hmmm. How long after you were done was that pic taken? and what shocks/struts did you go with. Seems that your rear should be a BIT lower. Ive got H&R Sports as well, and my rear is more tucked than urs
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:57 AM   #8
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johnnybayonne, I live in Brooklyn, who does the work on your car? You are in jersey, right. I need a mechanic that does engine and body work for my car. I have the same car as you. '97 328I sport package, black and I am doing some more mods real soon.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:13 AM   #9
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I think he just did this, I also think that the car might settle a little more over the next week or two.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:25 AM   #10
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Hmmm. How long after you were done was that pic taken? and what shocks/struts did you go with. Seems that your rear should be a BIT lower. Ive got H&R Sports as well, and my rear is more tucked than urs
I did the springs last friday the 4th, & I installed Bilstein's in April 2007.
I have 15 mm eibach wheel spacers in the rear maybe thats what is throwing you off a little!!!
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:40 AM   #11
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johnnybayonne, I live in Brooklyn, who does the work on your car? You are in jersey, right. I need a mechanic that does engine and body work for my car. I have the same car as you. '97 328I sport package, black and I am doing some more mods real soon.
Hey! alpha06! I do all the mechanical work on my car myself. As far the bodywork, my car did not need any bodywork other than the clay bar, polish, & wax!!
There is a bodyshop in Bayonne called Advanced Autobody my brother has used them on many occasions & they do quality work!!!!


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Old 01-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #12
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cars looking great! What lip do you have on the front bumper?
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:35 PM   #13
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looks good.

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Old 01-11-2008, 12:15 PM   #14
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cars looking great! What lip do you have on the front bumper?
Got it from Bavauto.com:
Attachment 966

This European styling piece will add flair to your 3 series. We discovered these at last year's Automekanica show in Frankfurt, Germany. Each piece is precision molded for a hassle-free fit and finish, then imported directly from the manufacturer by Bavarian Autosport. Painting is required. Professional installation is highly recommended.

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awesome. looks really good.
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