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From digest.v7.n1318 Mon Mar 16 16:15:03 1998
From: "Carl Buckland" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 10:45:33 +0000
Subject: H&R Springs: Stiffer, not lower

I just spoke with Roland at H&R, and have the official word on the spring sets that are now available for the E36 M3 cars. All configurations are in stock, and can be shipped today. To order them, H&R asks that you go directly to H&R retailers. There are several, but those most familiar to this list would be BMP, Dinan, and TC Kline. I would assume that Will Turner will also carry the H&R's. Will?

29910 M3     Called the "Sportspring Kit."  It is now silver black
50410.88       Formerly called the "DTM" It is red (as are all of 
                     the  race springs)
50410-55       Called the "OE Sportspring Kit." It is grey           
Coilover         Adjustable  ride height (front only) coilover
Prototype       Front Adjustable coilover, with adjustable rear ride
                      height with shims.  Shocks and struts are 21 
                      way, double-adjustable Bilsteins.  Basically a 
                      "Group N" suspension

Spring weights and amount of lowering:

                     front                               rear
Stock           95to 115                          335 
OE Sport     200   (.5+or-)                   380 (.5+or-) 
Sport           200   (1.5")                      380 (.75 to 1) 
Race            345   (2")                        515  (1.25) 
Coilover       340   (.75 to 2+)              380  (.75 to 1) 
Prototype     340 to 1000                     380 to 1100

For the coilovers, there is a vast array of springs, going up to over 1000 lbs.

The OE and Sport springs can be used with stock shocks/struts. Some trimming of bumpstops may be required (easy). When used with Bilsteins, it is recommended that you use the Sports, not OE's, as the Bilsteins RAISE the car's ride height, and the lowering springs balance that out.

Hope this is helpful. Please don't send me private E mails, as I don't have much time right now (between getting my car ready for this season, work, and, of course, skiing my butt off).



> From:
> Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 10:18:18 EST > To: > Subject: RE: LTW spring rates > Reply-to:

> I contacted RMS in Van Nuys, CA about a year or so ago about e36 M3 springs
> that do not lower the car. The guy quoted me about $650/set and said they
> weren't in yet. I have not followed up but those interested might want to. . .
> -Austin

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