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So I've found some stock M3 springs for a resonable price. Do yall think that they will work well with the 318i? I am a little worried that the front might sit higher than the back , because the spring rate is a lot stiffer. However, I do know that the springs are shorter, so will this even out?
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they don't. weight difference is too great.

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The rear will fit, the front will not. You'll need the M3 strut hats and M3 struts inorder to make them fit. You will have improved handling but the front will be about 1" higher than stock. There's more to having M3 handling than just the springs.

Just remember, there is no such thing as a preset perfectly handling car. You have to modify the car towards how you want it to handle. Feel free to experiment with the M3 springs. However, once you have all the parts for the conversion you might as well buy aftermarket springs made for that 318 that will properly lower the car.

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