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      08-25-2018, 01:38 PM   #1
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Looking for lowering springs

I drive a 2014 328i xDrive, my buddy recommended me H&R, and someone else recommended me Dinan, I really like how the dinans look and im only looking for about a 1 inch drop.

If anyone is selling any springs, or know where to get em for cheap, please let me know! New to the forum and I live in the GTA, any recommendations for places that do installation will be very much appreciated as well, thanks!
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In my opinion it all comes down to individual preference. I am running dinan on my 340i xDrive and happy with the setup and the look. 1" drop in front and 1-1/8" rear. Springs are 30% stiffer but the ride is still comfortable and works well with adaptive suspension on my car. Dinan highly recommends supplemental Ride Quality & Handling kit to go with spring set, which i did install as well. Installation was done by Budds as I wanted to maintain factory warranty.
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Key important difference is H&R sport springs are progressive while Dinan springs are linear. They'll feel different during bumps (compression) so it's more important to get matching dampers or you'll feel the bounce.

I personally run Dinans as it's better matched with their shockware EDC update.

But...since you're only looking for a 1 inch drop, H&R are a cheaper option and you'll find ppl frequently parting them out (like this guy sold it for $100: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1482994, this guy for $250: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1519952)
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If you want closer to 1 inch do AC Schnitz or Eibach
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In my opinion it all comes down to individual preference. I am running dinan on my 340i xDrive and happy with the setup and the look. 1" drop in front and 1-1/8" rear. Springs are 30% stiffer but the ride is still comfortable and works well with adaptive suspension on my car. Dinan highly recommends supplemental Ride Quality & Handling kit to go with spring set, which i did install as well. Installation was done by Budds as I wanted to maintain factory warranty.
it looks good bro! I still have CPO, as i bought the car used from bmw so its nice to know I could still maintain the warranty. Where did you purchase the springs?
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Key important difference is H&R sport springs are progressive while Dinan springs are linear. They'll feel different during bumps (compression) so it's more important to get matching dampers or you'll feel the bounce.

I personally run Dinans as it's better matched with their shockware EDC update.

But...since you're only looking for a 1 inch drop, H&R are a cheaper option and you'll find ppl frequently parting them out (like this guy sold it for $100: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1482994, this guy for $250: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1519952)
Thanks man, I heard H&R are more of a harsh ride when it comes to bumps and what not, but they are really affordable so I wouldnt mind
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In my opinion it all comes down to individual preference. I am running dinan on my 340i xDrive and happy with the setup and the look. 1" drop in front and 1-1/8" rear. Springs are 30% stiffer but the ride is still comfortable and works well with adaptive suspension on my car. Dinan highly recommends supplemental Ride Quality & Handling kit to go with spring set, which i did install as well. Installation was done by Budds as I wanted to maintain factory warranty.
it looks good bro! I still have CPO, as i bought the car used from bmw so its nice to know I could still maintain the warranty. Where did you purchase the springs?
You may want to double check about Dinan covering CPO, as i heard that they only cover factory warranty.
I think best is contact Dinan directly.
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You may want to double check about Dinan covering CPO, as i heard that they only cover factory warranty.
I think best is contact Dinan directly.
BMW Canada complimentary CPO only covers drivetrain from what I recall. If you have the OPTIONAL CPO PLATINUM VSC then Dinans would void the suspension component. Dinan will only cover their own parts for CPO vehicles.

For CPO details: https://www.bmw.ca/content/dam/bmw/m...8122002330.pdf
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it looks good bro! I still have CPO, as i bought the car used from bmw so its nice to know I could still maintain the warranty. Where did you purchase the springs?
Thanks man! Order was done through Budds. Since it was bulk order they've waved shipping charges.
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You may want to double check about Dinan covering CPO, as i heard that they only cover factory warranty.
I think best is contact Dinan directly.
I bought the car new so, no CPO.
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You may want to double check about Dinan covering CPO, as i heard that they only cover factory warranty.
I think best is contact Dinan directly.
I bought the car new so, no CPO.
Yes, i saw yours. Nice ride.
I was referring to OP as he got his cpo. The only reason you would pay premium on Dinan products is due to the warranty.
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Im using H and R sport springs, and also have a carbon lip on the front.
Didnt want to go to low because i drive the car
in the winter.
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Im using H and R sport springs, and also have a carbon lip on the front.
Didnt want to go to low because i drive the car
in the winter.
How's the ride on the H&R springs? I'm looking for a carbon fiber lip too, where did you get yours from?
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You may want to double check about Dinan covering CPO, as i heard that they only cover factory warranty.
I think best is contact Dinan directly.
Thanks for helping out, at this point idc if i void anything, i just wanna start my build already lol!
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Im using H and R sport springs, and also have a carbon lip on the front.
Didnt want to go to low because i drive the car
in the winter.
that looks so good! where did you get the springs and how much did they cost if u dont mind me asking
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The springs cost around $400. they are the sport springs. The xdrive sits a little
higher then the rwd model. Springs fill the gap nice.
Also added spacers. 10mm in front and 12mm in rear.
The Carbon fiber lip I found on ebay.
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      09-04-2018, 01:48 PM   #18
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sweet! thanks, cars looking real clean. I just want to fill the gap up as well
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