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Old 07-05-2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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H&R sport springs + Monroe shocks

is this a good setup for an E36?
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:24 PM   #2
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Monroe's are a tad soft for the sport springs. Speak to Mpower1226, he actually had this setup for a while on his E36
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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What are good shocks with the H&R sports?
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:33 AM   #4
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Bilstein or Koni's are popular choices
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:00 AM   #5
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is there a noticeable difference b/w monroe and bilstein when driving? Any problems i should know about for monroes?
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:06 AM   #6
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is there a noticeable difference b/w monroe and bilstein when driving? Any problems i should know about for monroes?
They are not designed for lowering springs.
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:38 AM   #7
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it was actually perfect for daily driving. Not too soft, Not harsh, just about right.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:53 AM   #8
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bilstein are higher quality, I believe
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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E36 Bilstein Sports are not a good choice for any lowering spring.

Yes, 100 people with argue against me here. But it's true. The build quality is unmatched by any of the other OTS brands, but the travel and dampening curves are not very impressive. If you use them, get ready for an unnecessarily harsh ride.

Konis aren't perfect, but are a better choice. I've heard of E36 M3 guys using the Monroes with stock springs and saying they're much closer to the stock dampers than Bilsteins (which is a good thing). But I'm not sure they're suited to shorter/stiffer coils.

Or just do it properly and get coilovers. Those of us who have won't go back.
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so I am not the only one, I used bilstein with H&R and then went to Monroe with H&R.

I thought I was the crazy one thinking that Monroe actually provided better ride in daily driving as well as track lapping.
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:27 PM   #11
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so I am not the only one, I used bilstein with H&R and then went to Monroe with H&R.

I thought I was the crazy one thinking that Monroe actually provided better ride in daily driving as well as track lapping.
you have H&R sport? which monroes do you have?
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