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      07-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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My BSM 2012 F30 335i Sport on H&R Sport Springs

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I already had the sport suspension so the springs lowered it roughly one inch. The ride and handling are fantastic. Tested it on a 575km trip through the mountains on some pretty curvy roads This pic was about half way through the trip so the car was a bit dirty.

Other mods include M sport grills, body colour whiskers and body colour plate frames. MPPK is on order (rather, on backorder).

I'm thinking of getting 5mm spacers to bring the wheels out just a bit more. Anyone else done this combo?
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I already had the sport suspension so the springs lowered it roughly one inch. The ride and handling are fantastic. Tested it on a 575km trip through the mountains on some pretty curvy roads This pic was about half way through the trip so the car was a bit dirty.

Other mods include M sport grills, body colour whiskers and body colour plate frames. MPPK is on order (rather, on backorder).

I'm thinking of getting 5mm spacers to bring the wheels out just a bit more. Anyone else done this combo?
Blacken out those orange side reflectors
Sweet ride, looks great! BSM on Coral Red.

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      07-24-2013, 02:56 AM   #3
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Blacken out those orange side reflectors
Sweet ride, looks great! BSM on Coral Red.

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I thought about changing the side reflectors, but then it won't be street legal, which makes me a bit nervous. I already get a lot of looks from the po po when I cruise around.

I don't have any other pics after I lowered it, but here is a pic before it was lowered. I'll take more when I'm back in town.
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      07-24-2013, 07:26 AM   #4
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Looks awesome. I am thinking about lowering my 335xi, but not sure I want to do it.
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Carnook, more pics please??! You ride looks great!

I have the same 19" double spoke 401 rims on a Jet Black and am considering the H&R as well.
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How long are you waiting for the MPPk?
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How long are you waiting for the MPPk?
I ordered the MPPK in the first week of May. BMW Canada says it might arrive mid-August.
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More pics as requested. Took these with iPhone 5 on a recent roadtrip through BC wine country. The car was a bit dirty, again.

And then one pic from a driver training course I took. The car looks like a hot black blob. I love it.
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I should also note that this is the best highway car I've ever driven for this one reason: everybody gets out of my way. I don't know why but the moment I pull up behind someone they change lanes and let me zoom past. Its wild!
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looks pretty good
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you really don't have any problems with ride quality?
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you really don't have any problems with ride quality?
Nope. I prefer the ride quality now. With the sport suspension and RFT 19" performance tires the ride was already quite firm. It really doesn't feel much firmer, just lower and with less body roll in the corners.
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Nope. I prefer the ride quality now. With the sport suspension and RFT 19" performance tires the ride was already quite firm. It really doesn't feel much firmer, just lower and with less body roll in the corners.
good to know... I've been considering the springs, but from what I hear, ya either love them or hate them.. I don't want it to be a hassle

glad you like them. i might try them now
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Blacken out those orange side reflectors
Sweet ride, looks great! BSM on Coral Red.

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I thought about changing the side reflectors, but then it won't be street legal, which makes me a bit nervous. I already get a lot of looks from the po po when I cruise around.

I don't have any other pics after I lowered it, but here is a pic before it was lowered. I'll take more when I'm back in town.
I would not worry about "illegal" side markers. I was pulled over numerous times with blacked out side markers and never had a cop comment in BC or WA state.
With my m sport suspension and 19"RFTs (same car/setup as OP), the ride is quite rough on our crappy roads. Interesting to hear that lowering yours with springs has not made it much worse.
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