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07-02-2002, 12:57 PM
Currently I'm running H&R springs with stock shocks on my M3. I have heard that this should be fine and I have also heard that this will ruin my stock shocks and shock mounts. What is the truth?

I have noticed the ride getting a little bouncier of late. What could be causing this? I am considering coilovers but really don't want to buy them if I don't have to. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

07-02-2002, 01:19 PM

-Andy Escobar

Can you tell the wait is driving me crazy !! Week 24. Doing PCD on July 22.

07-02-2002, 02:48 PM
The H&R springs have a higher spring rate than the struts were designed for. The struts/shocks control the rebound while the springs control the compression of the suspension. So you can imagine with stock struts will have a harder time controlling the rebound on the stiffer springs... and will wear out faster because it's working harder to control the stiffer spring. This will resulting in a "bouncing ride." If you don't want to buy coilovers, then wait for the Koni's struts/shocks which should be out later this year. They'll be adjustable for rebound so you can tune it to how you like it. They'll also be cheaper than buying c/o's, especially since you have the springs already.

07-02-2002, 03:59 PM

07-02-2002, 04:24 PM
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