View Full Version : M3 Coilsprings

02-08-2004, 06:55 PM
Hi, i just read i thread about M3 coils on other E30.
i was thinking about that for my 325I 1989. everyone said that's cheaper thant after market and they'll do a nice job.

can you tell me ( for those who got them) the price you paid and where did you take them. Thx!

02-08-2004, 06:58 PM
You can find mint ones for less than $100US. By mint I mean less than 20k mileage. Most go for around $50-75.

Note that you really, really shouldn't just slap on the springs. You will blow your shocks within a year. Bilstein Sport models work well with the M3 springs, but that just added a HUGE price to the upgrade.

02-08-2004, 07:13 PM
thank for the advice... But does M3 shock fit?

for keeping stock shock with M3 coil it will kill them Less fast than after market coil with stock suspension.. since most aftermarket coil are lower and stiffer... ? ( that's a theory, correct me if i'm wrong)

02-08-2004, 08:27 PM
AFAIK the M3 dampers will not work.

The stock ones will take longer to blow vs. say, Eibach Pro-kit, but they will still blow nonetheless. And until the day they do, the car's ride quality will be very bouncy and unstable.

02-08-2004, 08:47 PM

Lil'Smoothie had the springs in his old E30...i think, pm him and ask.

02-08-2004, 08:56 PM
AFAIK = as far as I know

Ian Sheppard
02-09-2004, 01:18 PM
The M3 shocks work, but the struts don't.

02-09-2004, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by Ian Sheppard
The M3 shocks work, but the struts don't.

Correct. I believe that they have the same P/N # also. If your shocks are in good condition use them. If they are worn, replace them with something equal to or better than stock.

02-09-2004, 06:59 PM
I had aftermarket e30 M3 springs (H&R)
That bitch was low with those on

Stock e30 m3 springs are a cheap upgrade, and will drop it around an inch (max), but do yourself a favour and either get e30 M3 shocks or a nice set of bilsteins (will rund you around $1000), otherwise your car will bounce like a civic

02-09-2004, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Lil'Smoothie
I had aftermarket e30 M3 springs (H&R)
That bitch was low with those on

Are you referring to the H&R Race?

02-10-2004, 12:16 AM
Yes H&R race, the H&R sports will still dump an non M3 e30 nicely

02-10-2004, 12:19 AM
H&R Sports and OE E30 M3 springs are actualy pretty close in lowering. Can't go wrong with any of 'em. *th-up*

02-10-2004, 03:04 AM
H&R Sports and OE E30 M3 springs are actualy pretty close in lowering

The sports will lower it more than stock e30's but will cost you an arm and a leg

02-10-2004, 03:17 AM
will m3 springs fit my 84 318i directed ?

02-11-2004, 04:44 AM
Thank for the advice. m3 stock lokk perfect for me. i don't want my car to be to low.
my shock absober an mint.. new for last summer. if i find some M3 spring i'll try them with stock suspension first... if it bounce to much i can have blistein sport shock for not too much ( one of my frien sell performance parts so I can have nice prices :-) )

where can i find m3 coil?? i have try on ebay and find nothing.

02-11-2004, 03:23 PM
try www.s14.net

on the for sale forum, you may find some there
good luck *wave*

02-12-2004, 04:12 AM
thank smoothie

i have all the info i need now :-)

02-14-2004, 05:49 PM
H&R Sports lower a bit more than M3 springs, and are much stiffer.

M3 springs are a little soft for use on the heavier 325i's. I had them on my car for a while.

M3 struts definately fit non-M cars.