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Personally, I don't think that coilovers aren't any different compared to a spring and sturt combo, aside from the height adjustability thing.
I'm pretty sure that if I went to H&R race springs with Bilstein Sport struts, it'd actually ride harsher then the Bilstein PSS coilovers.
If you look at the rear setup of of a e36 coilover kit, it looks identical to a non-coilover kit, minus the adjustable spring perch.
Also, regarding coilovers, certain wheel sized require spacers to clear the front spring perches/adjusters.
I don't know how you can say the ride is worse.....where are you guys driving? Plus you're driving BMW's, not Cadillacs :P
If you were to get the Bilstein PSS setup and slap in on a 325 for example, and get a set of 400lbs springs and Bilstein Sports and put them on another 325, drive each car without knowing which car has what setup, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
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