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      12-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #23
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I was at EAS yesterday doing a dyno on my C63 Black... Tom, Steve and team are awesome and their setup is excellent. You dont need to worry about crossing your fingers in regards to them or the springs.
Thanks Vic! I need the reassurance. It's always hard to pull the trigger on modifying something that is already set up so precisely.
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      12-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #24
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I've been up there a couple of times in the past to witness their work when I wanted to get some stuff done to my 550. Yes, they are expensive but as you saw up there i'm sure, they prob had some exotic cars up there and thats reasuring to know they do good work. Now that you have that work done, do you like it better.

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Had Motorwerks install them. Charged way more than I would have been charged in Orange County, but with the lack of shops here in Houston, I think its worth to pay a little more to ensure good work.
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Just installed my h&r on my SO M5.. Write up available in the DIY section and I am 100% happy with the quality of the ride. There are no side affects at all! Install with confidence!
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      12-24-2012, 11:19 AM   #26
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I have had the Drop completed for a full weekend now. I have also really got on it and done some extremely hard braking and cornering and all is perfect. No rubbing at all. Additionally, I am running 12 mm spacers up front and 10 mm spacers in the rear, and there is no negative issues to report as well. EAS did the work and I don't regret it at all. I would recommend this mod to everyone considering it. It is the most bang for your buck, not to mention it really improves the look of the car...tremendously.
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      12-24-2012, 11:28 AM   #27
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I have had the Drop completed for a full weekend now. I have also really got on it and done some extremely hard braking and cornering and all is perfect. No rubbing at all. Additionally, I am running 12 mm spacers up front and 10 mm spacers in the rear, and there is no negative issues to report as well. EAS did the work and I don't regret it at all. I would recommend this mod to everyone considering it. It is the most bang for your buck, not to mention it really improves the look of the car...tremendously.
100% agree. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Can you meet us next Sun? Would be good to get a few dropped F10s together.
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      12-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #28
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100% agree. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Can you meet us next Sun? Would be good to get a few dropped F10s together.
I am not sure if I can make the early morning drive, but I can make it to a meetup for sure that day. I have family in town that weekend and I am not sure if I can get to SD that early, but later on that day, i can make it for sure. Please let me know if you guys want to meetup after the drive and just let me know where and I will be there.
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      12-24-2012, 11:38 AM   #29
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I have had the Drop completed for a full weekend now. I have also really got on it and done some extremely hard braking and cornering and all is perfect. No rubbing at all. Additionally, I am running 12 mm spacers up front and 10 mm spacers in the rear, and there is no negative issues to report as well. EAS did the work and I don't regret it at all. I would recommend this mod to everyone considering it. It is the most bang for your buck, not to mention it really improves the look of the car...tremendously.
One thing I find with these springs is that it very much depends where you drive.

I'm visiting my parents in Alpharetta for the holidays and the roads here are marble smooth. I drive with suspension set to Sport+ and the ride quality is great. In my home stomping ground - Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Brickell and the Design District - I rarely set suspension to Sport+ because the roads are so bad.

So I'd love to have lowering springs, and I would love to live in an area with better roads.
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Just ride in the comfort setting and you'll be fine. That's what I do on my commute on not so perfect roads when I'm in the just get to work mode.
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      12-26-2012, 10:01 AM   #31
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That's funny cause that exact thing pisses me off with my M3. The answer is, no issue with the M5 at all. 21" wheels and H&R springs, and I've never spilled a drop.
CPI cold you post a picture of your car with 21in and H&R? I want to see what it looks like with the extra low profile tires. Thanks
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      12-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #32
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CPI cold you post a picture of your car with 21in and H&R? I want to see what it looks like with the extra low profile tires. Thanks
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      12-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #33
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That looks great CPIGUY! Have you tried using Launch Control with the 21's?
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That looks great CPIGUY! Have you tried using Launch Control with the 21's?
Thanks man! No launch control yet. As a matter of fact, I have never used it on my 2010 M3 either. Use to use it on my 2007 M6, and it just felt like it tore the shit out of the car. I drive all my cars hard, but I don't believe in dumping the clutch. Never tried it in my Ferrari's either.
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I tried it twice testerday for the 1st time and although it was a blast to see all the what the hype was, it's just not for me to do.
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none, but coilover is the way to go.
I've been looking into getting springs for my M5 but finding a lot of recommendations to go with coil-overs instead due to the decreased lifespan of stock shocks with lowering springs.

For those of you with just lowering springs, are you not concerned about the extra wear/tear affecting your stock shocks?
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I've been looking into getting springs for my M5 but finding a lot of recommendations to go with coil-overs instead due to the decreased lifespan of stock shocks with lowering springs.

For those of you with just lowering springs, are you not concerned about the extra wear/tear affecting your stock shocks?
I think, but not positive, that coilovers eliminate the usage of BMW dampening control.
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I've been looking into getting springs for my M5 but finding a lot of recommendations to go with coil-overs instead due to the decreased lifespan of stock shocks with lowering springs.

For those of you with just lowering springs, are you not concerned about the extra wear/tear affecting your stock shocks?
I think, but not positive, that coilovers eliminate the usage of BMW dampening control.
Yes, you lose EDC with KW coilovers. That's the rub.

You also lose the trunk clunk, so that doesn't suck.
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5 days, no issues. Doesn't rub, ride is similar, looks are awesome.
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Yes, you lose EDC with KW coilovers. That's the rub.

You also lose the trunk clunk, so that doesn't suck.
I thought BMW was replacing rear strut assemblies to get rid of the clunk....
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Yes, you lose EDC with KW coilovers. That's the rub.

You also lose the trunk clunk, so that doesn't suck.
I thought BMW was replacing rear strut assemblies to get rid of the clunk....
Please point me to a single board member who has had this done. They gave me the cold shoulder at my dealer. I figure I'll wait until there's precedent with another M5 owner getting a fix. Then I'll go raise a stink. The last thing I want is a bunch of service dudes who don't know what they're looking for tearing my car apart limb from limb. :
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Well, got tired of waiting for a "clunk" fix, so H&Rs and Macht Schnells going on the car next week!
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So the drop is 1.0in front and 0.6in in the back for the H&Rs?
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Well, got tired of waiting for a "clunk" fix, so H&Rs and Macht Schnells going on the car next week!
Did the clunk sound go away after installing H&R?
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