In Reply to: Cutting springs etc.... posted by KevinS on July 13, 2000 at 22:15:24:
: I didn't buy the springs just for their lowering effect which is why I'm not about to cut a set that I had to fork out around $500US to get. Cutting them will also change the spring rate (not the dead coil though, I think).
: But the 1.6" drop that they're talking about seems more like 1.6cm. I just think that the car was not lowered evenly which is why I was asking whether the H&R (brand or model) spring sets sag or settle with time.
: I just find it odd that the overall lowering was not dramatic as I had expected. Mind you the ride is really good (may be I just come from a background of really harsh cars), and the back is lowered perfectly... now if only the front was 1/2" to 3/4" lower...
I met with a fellow E30 M3 owner (Pedro) last night at our chapters open house at Shelly BMW and he had done the same thing I was advising you do to your H&R's. He's running the Turner Road Race springs which are almost identical to the H&R. I noticed his front end sat lower than most E30 M3 spring kits, and he told me he had cut an inactive coil front the top of the front springs to get the extra drop. The front end sat a little lower than it does in this picture.