Just had my 2008 335i E90, with the sports package, lowered at Sonic MS today. They installed the H&R sport springs (w/existing shocks) and performed a wheel alignment. I'm pleased with the height, as I was concerned that it wouldn't drop enough, due to the existing sport suspension that came with the vehicle. I was looking to bring the fenders just above the tires. They did just that. About 1/4" to 1/2" above the tire. I have owned vehicles with coilovers and prefer their ride and performance over a spring. However, if price is an issue and your just looking to get rid of that 4 wheel drive look, then you can't beat this spring. IMO, the HR sport spring feels softer than the stock sport package springs. It bounces a little more and doesn't feel aggressive or connected to the road like you'd expect. I have not been able to assess if there's actually an increase in handling ability, but I would imagine there's not. Despite this, I'm pleased with the H&R sport springs. They met my expectations.
Props to Andy and Barrett at Sonic MS
. They are attentive to the customers desires and assist you in the decision making process. The quality of work was exceptional and done in a timely manner. They are true professionals. Thanks Andy & Barrett.
Lastly, for those of you who are new to modding your BMW, LIKE ME
, are considering the same springs for your ride and want to EYE BALL
what your car would look like, I measured an overall lowering height, a hair over 1"
I'll post before and after pics in a couple of days, so you can see stock height and H&R sport spring height. Again, my car is an E90 335i equipped with factory sport package/sport suspension. Hope this will help fellow newbies who aren't techs yet.