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Rush 09-29-2004 01:40 AM

Coilovers e39
 
... continuing the thread from the main forum.

I had no idea these were available http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT ... arguably the best set up out there.

I asked around and they'll fit 540 as well ... what do you guys (Paul, Quack mainly) think? GB?

///Greco540 09-29-2004 10:35 AM

They will fit a 540, but the eights of the M5 and 540 are not the same so where you might get an equivalent drop in the back, the front will be higher as the weight of the M5 in front is heavier than the weight of a 540. The shocks have been valved for the weight of an M5.

Paul540/m3 09-29-2004 11:23 AM

Damn thats kinda expensive
What exactly is the drop on them ( i dont read german haha)

Quack 09-30-2004 09:22 AM

I think I'm still going for the H&R coilovers, $1499usd, I think it's a resonable price

Paul540/m3 09-30-2004 02:53 PM

I really need some to break it down with the available options
manufacturer-
price-
drop-
quality/ reviews-

///Greco540 09-30-2004 05:20 PM

If your car deosn't see consistent track duty then IMO coilovers are just a waste of money. A good set of springs and shocks can provide equal handling in street conditions at a much lower price The difference in money can go towards upgrading the other suspension components like sway bars, and bushings.

Quack 09-30-2004 05:23 PM

^^^ you are completely right there, most people want coilovers just because you can change the ride height, but most people I know that have coilovers rarely even bother to

Paul540/m3 09-30-2004 05:25 PM

I just want the adjustability, be ableto raise it up for winter

Paul540/m3 09-30-2004 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul540/m3
I really need some to break it down with the available options
manufacturer-
price-
drop-
quality/ reviews-

still needed!

Paul540/m3 10-03-2004 11:54 PM

any1? Clarence? Alex?

Quack 10-04-2004 12:25 AM

Paul I'm not going to do your homework, just search the web like I do :D

Paul540/m3 10-04-2004 12:55 AM

Awwwwwwwwww cmon u know i'm lazy hahaha

Quack 10-04-2004 01:37 AM

your lazy, what about me I just bought a $70 remote for my bedroom light, I'm so lazy to even turn it off at the switch :D

Paul540/m3 10-04-2004 11:10 AM

Ok fine, you might be beating me in the lazy department
stop wasting money on stupid shit so u can get coilovers!

JoeBoxer 10-24-2004 10:54 AM

That is the wrong way to think about it. Raising it for winter will make your car feel like a 4x4 corvette. The ride will be stiff, cause the springs will be pre-compressed too much, and these being more sports tuned, will have a more temperature sensitive strut. I.E. your car will ride like crap in the winter.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul540/m3
I just want the adjustability, be ableto raise it up for winter



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