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      05-18-2012, 02:40 AM   #23
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Regarding the h&r sport springs, can they be installed on the f30 sportline without the sport suspension? As we all know, BMW saw fit to sell the sportline in Canada with the sport suspension as an option. Sadly, i picked up my car from dealer stock spur of the moment and do not have the sport suspension. Would adding the sport springs be harder on the suspension's shock absorbers than when added to the sport suspension shock absorbers? Hope that makes sense. I traded in an e90 with sport suspension and am finding the F30 setup to be to damn soft.

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      05-19-2012, 11:31 AM   #24
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Regarding the h&r sport springs, can they be installed on the f30 sportline without the sport suspension? As we all know, BMW saw fit to sell the sportline in Canada with the sport suspension as an option. Sadly, i picked up my car from dealer stock spur of the moment and do not have the sport suspension. Would adding the sport springs be harder on the suspension's shock absorbers than when added to the sport suspension shock absorbers? Hope that makes sense. I traded in an e90 with sport suspension and am finding the F30 setup to be to damn soft.

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That I cannot answer. It works very well with the sport suspension, but the spring rate to damper ratio was more amenable due to being lower already than the standard suspension. There are others on this forum that have lowered their cars on the standard suspension, but I doubt that would be adequate by itself to make the car handle better. Works like a champ on my Sport Line though.
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How is the suspension after the H&R spring installed? Under damped?
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      07-03-2012, 07:19 AM   #26
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How is the suspension after the H&R spring installed? Under damped?
+1..

I'd love to hear some honest negatives from people who've installed them.
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      07-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #27
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How much do the springs go for + install (generally)?
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How much do the springs go for + install (generally)?
Springs - $243 from tirerack (http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...lar=Sport+Line)

Install - $250-500 depending on the shop. (I was quoted $375)
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Springs - $243 from tirerack (http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...lar=Sport+Line)

Install - $250-500 depending on the shop. (I was quoted $375)
H&R Sport - I paid $258.75 shipped
install - $275 because I have Adaptive M
Total - $533.75

This was done in April so prices might be different now
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+1..

I'd love to hear some honest negatives from people who've installed them.
Springs are perfect in sport mode, love them. They are a bit bouncy when dampers are in comfort mode, feels like a lexus.
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Springs - $243 from tirerack (http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...lar=Sport+Line)

Install - $250-500 depending on the shop. (I was quoted $375)
Those numbers look about right.
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      07-03-2012, 01:41 PM   #32
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I installed the HR sport on non sport suspension. The ride is now similar to e90.
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I installed the HR sport on non sport suspension. The ride is now similar to e90.
Did you swap out dampers/shocks at all or just straight swap the springs?
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      07-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #34
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Good info on the shop. What did they charge you for the spring installation? I've used EB3 in Chantilly area in the past for welding and Curry's auto in East Falls Church for a shock install, alignment and brake fluid... both were just OK, nothing special.. u still loving the H&R's??
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Good info on the shop. What did they charge you for the spring installation? I've used EB3 in Chantilly area in the past for welding and Curry's auto in East Falls Church for a shock install, alignment and brake fluid... both were just OK, nothing special.. u still loving the H&R's??
The total cost was about $1,000 for swapping the springs, mounting/balancing and installing 4 tires that I brought with me, and doing an alignment. They did a fantastic job, and they even detailed the car for me before picking up (no swirl marks either -they did good work).

I'm still completely loving the H&Rs and I can't say enough good things about the handling improvement!
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      07-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #36
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I'm planning on going with the HR sports with the M adaptive suspension. I'm hoping BMW will release a M performance kit for the adaptive suspension..but I'm not holding my breath.
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We went with the Super Sport springs for the drop i wanted on our 335i. So far the ride is pretty good. stiff but not too stiff. I'll hopefully get to push it a bit more this week and give you some feedback. I also put on some BBS CH with Bridgestone RE11 at the same time. The grip level alone is huge so far over the stockers.

GTM, thanks for the info on the SuperSport Springs. I'm coming from an 03' E46 Sport Suspension (which I absolutely loved) and I am wholly disappointed with the Spor Line (non-adaptive) Sport suspension. Love the look of your ride with the new wheels but I'm not ready to change wheels just yet. Is your Wheel/Tire combo any larger or smaller than the Sportline Stock 18" with the stock run flats? I'm wondering because I like the look the supersport springs have given the car but I don't want wheels to scrape at all. Any more feedback on handling with the SuperSport springs? I'm thinking they will be my next upgrade.
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      07-07-2012, 12:27 AM   #38
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I'm planning on going with the HR sports with the M adaptive suspension. I'm hoping BMW will release a M performance kit for the adaptive suspension..but I'm not holding my breath.
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or any aftermarket Adaptive M upgrades.
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Did you swap out dampers/shocks at all or just straight swap the springs?
No, just replaced the springs.
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thanks for the info/photos - i'm debating a CPO e90 (for the 2nd time) or leaping into a new F30 335i. test driving one later this week so i'll def be sure to get a good feel for the suspension. i haven't researched 'em that much bc aside from youtube reviews. this is good feedback, thanks OP & others.

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I don't have the sport adaptive suspension. Does anyone have a 328i with H&R Sport springs and regular suspension? Wonder how it will be... Thanks!
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      11-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #42
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I don't have the sport adaptive suspension. Does anyone have a 328i with H&R Sport springs and regular suspension? Wonder how it will be... Thanks!
I have the H&R sport springs w/o adaptive suspension and it performs just fine. Don't think i would install sport springs w/o sport suspension, but if you have the sport line or M-sport it rides very well.
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I am not exactly sure which package I have as they don't give us the option to pick any suspension here. Packages come pretty much fixed. What's the code for SPORT suspension? This way I can look. Mine looks quite high (higher than any 3 Series I have seen lately) Thanks
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I am not exactly sure which package I have as they don't give us the option to pick any suspension here. Packages come pretty much fixed. What's the code for SPORT suspension? This way I can look. Mine looks quite high (higher than any 3 Series I have seen lately) Thanks
if it helps, my sport line has "S704A" which is supposed to be the m-sports suspension but I don't think my car actually has it or it isn't listed on the actual window sticker but it was drastically lower (10mm) than the modern or luxury line cars on the lot. According to realoem, if this is true then my car has different struts as well as springs. If I have a more dampened strut with H&R sport springs, you really don't want them on a less dampened strut.

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