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      05-15-2012, 11:02 PM   #23
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Ahhhh..... Can I say lucky plates? Didn't think it was worth $500 for new plates
Got it. That makes sense to me! Awesome interior and the MANUAL is the way to go!
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VAG member here - also drive a cw GTI lol. Thinking about switching over the BMW as well.

Congrats on the car! Looks great.
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      05-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #25
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315 miles, 5 days since delivery and the car is lowered with a few cosmetics.







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Lookin' good. Sport or Super Sports?
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Lookin' good. Sport or Super Sports?
I think these are Sports...
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      05-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #29
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I think these are Sports...
you are right they are sports, didnt want to go too aggressive with the adaptive M.
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I was trying to capture the yellow fogs but that really did not work out.

I changed the fogs to PIAA yellow
Side reflector to White
whiskers to black
front signal bulb to chrome

I ordered rims today but they are backed ordered till end of June.
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I think these are Sports...
you are right they are sports, didnt want to go too aggressive with the adaptive M.
Good stuff. The drop looks perfect. Looks like the heavier engine contributes to this. Some 328i's looked a little high upfront.

Hope to lower my alpine 335 as soon as bfest is done.
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I think these are Sports...
you are right they are sports, didnt want to go too aggressive with the adaptive M.
Good stuff. The drop looks perfect. Looks like the heavier engine contributes to this. Some 328i's looked a little high upfront.

Hope to lower my alpine 335 as soon as bfest is done.


Yeh ur right!

I have seen a few 328i's lowered on super sports and they look awesome. All the 335i's I've seen so far have been lowered on sports and that looks perfect.

So yeh, the heavier engine does take its toll.

By the way, I plan on doing this when I get my car. How much did you get the H&R Sports for? Did you have to pay separate for installation?
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Can you take pictures so we can see the wheel gap please. The pictures I've seen of the super sport appear to have an uneven wheel gap which would drive me crazy. Based on your pictures and others I've seen with the sport springs the gap looks even.

Your car looks great with the changes you have done. What wheels are you going with?

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Hey Ric,

How much should these H&R sport springs cost me?
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      05-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #36
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Can you take pictures so we can see the wheel gap please.
hopefully the sun is out tomorrow and I will take the wheel gap pics. I think BMW should have released the car at this height.


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How much should these H&R sport springs cost me?
I paid $275 for the install of the springs and an extra $40 to get the refectors and bulbs installed.

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I took this pic right after the spring install so car might be a little lower by now.

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      05-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #38
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Looks 10x better lowered.
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Hey Ric,

So you payed around $250 for the springs and another $275 for the installation? So in total you spent $525 for the H&R Sports?
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      05-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #41
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So you payed around $250 for the springs and another $275 for the installation? So in total you spent $525 for the H&R Sports?
Yup basically!
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Assuming it's fresh it your mind since the springs just went on, how is the ride/feel now compared to stock?

Coming from a guy that doesn't know what to believe...what were your thoughts about doing springs only (i.e., not also doing a "matched" set of shocks/dampers)?
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So it stopped raining for a bit but it was still dark so I had to go over to my Dads place where the parking garage had an open roof. Place is still wet and poor lighting so I borrowed my Dads camera as well instead of using the iPhone.

LOL....I just noticed my mileage as I uploaded the pics.

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Assuming it's fresh it your mind since the springs just went on, how is the ride/feel now compared to stock?

Coming from a guy that doesn't know what to believe...what were your thoughts about doing springs only (i.e., not also doing a "matched" set of shocks/dampers)?
I feel a lot more confident at this ride height and the car is a lot less bouncy. BMW should have released the car with this setup but I guess they wanted to make money off the M performance suspension. These are H&R Sport and is less than an inch lower than stock sport line, so there is hardly an increase in stress on the stock dampers.

If you are going to a more aggressive setup like super sport then I would recommend getting a compatible damper system.
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