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Re: Need LOTS of help: 99 M3 suspension (archive)

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Posted by Bob ///M3 on September 17, 2000 at 19:42:15:

In Reply to: Need LOTS of help: 99 M3 suspension posted by Jonny Estoril on September 17, 2000 at 16:25:27:

You might want to check out UUC's new springs. I'm sure Rob at UUC will be glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Also, he might be able to address the question/s you have about which shocks to use and whether to trim the bump stops. I believe they even give installation instructions on the web site.

The direct link to the spring sets is shown below.

Bob ///M3

Hey guys

I have been told that the 99 M3 suspension is somewhat different than that of the previous evo model years(96-98). I know the 95 has different suspension. My concerns are as follows:

I have compared my M3 to other model years and mine sits much higher. Granted I take into account that suspension DOES settle after time and usage. Why is this? Also, what is different on a 99 than say a 98 or 96?

I want to lower my car. I was leaning towards the HR/Bilstein sport setup however I have read recently that even the DTM springs do not lower a 99 as much as it would a 96-98. Does this apply to the HR sports too? I dont want to spend close to $1000 and beyond to lower the carand be disappointed. For this matter I was considering the Koni shocks since I hear Bilsteins raise the car about .25 in. I thought maybe the HR race instead of the Sports to get the dropped look but everyone says its too harsh for the street-OK i can understand since I wont be tracking the car. However I would like my car a little lower/stiffer. I would like to get feedback from those with either setup on a 99 if possible.

thats all I can think of right now, ill post more questions if i can think of em. thanks again for everyones time and ~hopefully~ responses!

PS Please dont tell me to check the archives because I already have =)


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