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Lowering Springs?

e9allan

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So, people just think the sports are too stiff? It's not a design problem where they are detrimental to the car in any way?
 

AustinOski

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@e9allan - FWIW, I’m taking Sports off a 2002 and going to HD’s. Sports are firm to the point of being quite harsh over bumps. I think it’s also hard on the vehicle, causing rattles and noise where I don’t think a more compliant setup would. Over time I do think it could cause more issues than a something with more give.

The car handles great, but I’m told by knowledgeable people I won’t lose much - will just have some more lean. Have thick sways and stout tower braces. Point is, lots of ways to get better handling without super firm struts/shocks.
 

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If you lower the car,make sure you roll the front fender lips. A turn into a depression will either cut your tire or pull out the lip if the lips are not rolled.
 

Bert Poliakoff

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According to the E12 E24 and E28 people, the valving in the HDs and Sports are the same. The difference is in the shaft or stroke travel. The shorter stroke of the sports provide for a harsher rebound which makes them ride rougher On the front strut housing where the the spring is totally captive this shouldn't make a difference. But on the E12s etc, when using the HDs, due to the length of the stroke, when you jack the car up, the rear springs will dislodge from their perches because the spring is too short to be held captive. However, Bilstein will put extra grooves on a rear shock body allowing for ride height adjustment and capture of th springs
 

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Also, on the previous page, there's a pic of H&R Springs from Turner for an E12. Can that be used on the Bavaria?
 

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Suspension: Bilstein HDs, Sport springs in front, Stock Springs in rear, Suspension Techniques Anti-Sway 22mm front & 19mm rear, adjustable negative camber plates set to -1°. Wheels are 16x7 ET 11 BBS RS001s with 205/55 16s, Fenders are rolled between 10 & 2 o'clock.

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