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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by jsomogyi@Feb 3 2005, 09:00 AM |
92 325i- I am very new to bmws... i read a report where two springs were compared to stock springs on a timed road test.* The cars with the after markets (i believe H&R and ebiach? im not sure) only fineshed about 1.8% faster than those on stock springs.* Although ive searched this forum and the web, I am still* not sure whether to just replace my struts (with konis or bilstein HD) , or to include some H&Rs with Bilstein sports.* If i stuck with my stock springs, i would have to purchase one stock rear spring since one of mine is cracked (so i am told).* There is a squeek and more bounce in the rear right which leads me to believe this diagnosis.* But, i have not been able to locate stock springs online, and do not like the idea of sifting through local part warehouses.
* * * * I had tokicko illuminas and tockico lowering springs on my 97 maxima and loved the response, but i put the struts/springs in at the same time.* So, I don't have any frame of reference to compare stock springs with aftermarket struts vs aftermarket springs with aftermarket struts.* Though I've never tracked my car, i would like to as well as autocross.* Most of my driving is very spirited city/highway driving, but i like to keep a smooth ride, and heard that H&R's offer a nice compromise.* When considering H&R's,* Is it not the 1.8% difference in track time that i should be looking for, but rather the enhanced feel and shorter turns of the steering wheel ? As a student, my funds are limited, and i would gladly use that 250 for a chip if i dont get the H&Rs. Lastly, I have to put up with Cleveland snow.* Would the drop still be worth it? Your help is much appreciated.
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