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any suggestions on what good combo would work...
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The best I've found... and I've been through a few is a H&R spring with a Bilstein shock... it works great.... and the price isnt all that bad...

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How is the ride with that combo, and which Bilsteins are you using?
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Well if you get the sport edition of the H&R springs... the ride is stiff... but not really really stiff... increase in feeling... and a little lower stance.... as for the bilsteins... just the regular sport shock they sell... www.turnermotorsports.com sells this combo in a package... meaning the H&R and Bilsteins together... its a good set up... about 800 or so bucks.. but well worth it.. the Bilsteins have a lifetime warranty... and the H&R springs are made for your BMW... not just canned from another make... and model... and they are made in Germany... good stuff... I would put this to a "highly recominded" set up for the average sprinted normal road driver.

Now if you want the added stiffness and maybe a few times a month on a track.. and can deal with the bumps around town.. the track version of the H&R springs are just a bit stiffer.... thats about it.

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^^I second that. I'm running on bilstein sports and H&R sports. Awsome setup. Ride is surprisingly smooth (it is a bit more harsh on bumps of course). The handling improvement is amazing as well..

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THANKS FOR THE INPUT GUYS ... WILL LOOK INTO THAT...

ANY MORE SUGGESTIONS??
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