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      04-17-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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How do you know if you have sport suspension?

Assuming I have the VIN, is there a way to find out? I believe my car was listed as having the Premium and Sport packages, but I don't know if that necessarily means it has sport suspension.

I'm curious because it affects how I read the lowering rates on different springs. Also, I'm assuming if I have sport, I effectively take off 0.6" from the rate since the sport lowers it by 0.6?

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if you have 18" wheels, you have sport front seats and the steering wheel. If you have an XI then you don't have sport suspension
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Yea, I had 18" 162s before I upgraded. What about the lowering difference though? A guy is selling H&R race springs and he said coming from sport suspension, it was still a 1.8" drop.
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just go really fast and make a really sharp turn, if you dont flip over then you have the sport suspension haha
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if you have 18" wheels, you have sport front seats and the steering wheel. If you have an XI then you don't have sport suspension
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if you get h&r race springs i would get koni yellow shocks because you will wear out the stocks shocks quick.. cause that drop will be really low.. but if you get h&r sports springs then you dont have get new shocks but its better if you do get them..
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if you get h&r race springs i would get koni yellow shocks because you will wear out the stocks shocks quick.. cause that drop will be really low.. but if you get h&r sports springs then you dont have get new shocks but its better if you do get them..
I actually bought a combo off someone here. A set of brand new eibach pro dampers, and then the h&r race which have about 3k miles.
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just go really fast and make a really sharp turn, if you dont flip over then you have the sport suspension haha
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Under my VIN, it says i have an M-sport suspension. is that the same suspension that comes with the sports package? or this that an additional option?
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m sport is sport.
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I went really fast and made a turn and didn't flip,...........haha ....... for real now. I have 18 stock rims with RFT, sports seats, red dakota leather, sport steering wheel, manual 6 speed on my 2008 e92. When I bought the car it said deluxe package but nothing about suspension that I remember. Don't feel too much body roll even when the car is sliding sideways/drifting. So does that mean I have sports suspension? I wish that could be verified somehow. some # in the VIN ?
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      01-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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if you give a dealer your VIN# they'll tell you all the options the car was ordered with.
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if you give a dealer your VIN# they'll tell you all the options the car was ordered with.
or register your car at www.bmwusa.com and enter your vin# and it'll pull up your options, as well as some other pertinent info.
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So I registered under BWMUSA.COM put the VIN in and the only thing I find about sport suspension is: (also it seems like the page doesn't load all they way so maybe the site is down or broken)

Under Selected Options I only see
* Sport Package
Sport seats

Under standard features I only see
*Sport suspension calibration

BUT NOTHING stating about sport suspension package. CRAP!

Does anyone know if all e92 Coupes come with sports suspension?
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Dude: Sport package = sport suspension + a bunch of other stuffs!
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All I know is H&R race is ridiculously low, the front was pretty much tucked under the fenders. After getting my mtech bodykit, I had to switch - I now have KW V1 and raised it up a couple finger widths.
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