E90Post
 


Lux Angel Eyes
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > Can I run H&R sport wit FSD's?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-13-2008, 01:55 AM   #1
MarioKart
Lieutenant
 
MarioKart's Avatar
 
Drives: Black on Black
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ventura, CA

Posts: 455
iTrader: (12)

Can I run H&R sport wit FSD's?

Right now I have H&R sports on Koni yellows but I would like to swap for FSD's. I want to make sure FSD's and H&R sport work well with each other. I used to have FSD's on my Mini Cooper with Hsport springs and the car drove super smooth and handled great, but then I got greedy and did coilovers. Any coilover on a Mini will ride like a skateboard but handles like a magnet.
TIA
Mario
__________________
E90 335iA BLK/BLK 19" IForged Daytona, UR Intake, JB3 2.0, RR DP, AA intercooler, HKS BOV, KW C/O Street Comfort, 424whp
MarioKart is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-13-2008, 09:47 AM   #2
bknight
Lieutenant
 
bknight's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Manhattan, NYC

Posts: 592
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2010 M3  [0.00]
2008 E92 335i  [5.00]
i was looking into this but found a lot of posts by a user called "Fraggy" who had a terrible experience with Koni FSDs plus H&R springs. if you search for his posts you will find all the feedback
__________________
2010 E92 M3 || Akrapovic Slip-on | MS Air Filter | MS 15/12 Spacers | V1 Hardwire
bknight is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-13-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
SV Concepts III
Lieutenant General
 
Drives: BMW Duh
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clara

Posts: 17,022
iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to SV Concepts III
I'm surprised to hear negative feedback about this setup. I have several customers running the Sport springs on the FSDs and find them to be a nice upgrade over stock without making it too bouncy or firm. You can also do the Eibach Pro Kit springs with the FSDs for a similar matched setup.
SV Concepts III is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-13-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
MarioKart
Lieutenant
 
MarioKart's Avatar
 
Drives: Black on Black
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ventura, CA

Posts: 455
iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick@Jlevi SW View Post
I'm surprised to hear negative feedback about this setup. I have several customers running the Sport springs on the FSDs and find them to be a nice upgrade over stock without making it too bouncy or firm. You can also do the Eibach Pro Kit springs with the FSDs for a similar matched setup.
Cool, I want to be able to re-use my H&R's since I already paid for them and I like the drop. The Yellows with my 20" wheels seem to make the car bounce or pogo too much. They used to ride perfect when I had 19's Here is a pic of my car now with 20's and H&R sport. They are slightly tucked.
Thanks
Mario
Attached Images
  
__________________
E90 335iA BLK/BLK 19" IForged Daytona, UR Intake, JB3 2.0, RR DP, AA intercooler, HKS BOV, KW C/O Street Comfort, 424whp
MarioKart is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-13-2008, 09:40 PM   #5
Fraggy
Brigadier General
 
Fraggy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 e90
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Diego

Posts: 3,304
iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bknight View Post
i was looking into this but found a lot of posts by a user called "Fraggy" who had a terrible experience with Koni FSDs plus H&R springs. if you search for his posts you will find all the feedback
Others besides me feel the same way. Orb had technical reasons why this would not work, but I ignored him and learned the hard way.
__________________
Step--Premium--Sport--Nav--20% Tint--Blacklines--18" Beyern Mesh--Michelin Super Sports--Bastuck Exhaust--M3 Steering Wheel--BMW Performance Springs--Koni--M3 Front/Rear Sways--
Fraggy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-13-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
Orb
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canada

Posts: 1,734
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarioKart View Post
Right now I have H&R sports on Koni yellows but I would like to swap for FSD's. I want to make sure FSD's and H&R sport work well with each other. I used to have FSD's on my Mini Cooper with Hsport springs and the car drove super smooth and handled great, but then I got greedy and did coilovers. Any coilover on a Mini will ride like a skateboard but handles like a magnet.
TIA
Mario
You need to cut a full inch off the bumps stop then stand a chance but the FSD don't seem to do well with progressive springs.

Orb
Orb is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-13-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
MarioKart
Lieutenant
 
MarioKart's Avatar
 
Drives: Black on Black
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ventura, CA

Posts: 455
iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orb View Post
You need to cut a full inch off the bumps stop then stand a chance but the FSD don't seem to do well with progressive springs.

Orb
"stand a chance"??? I thought H&R sport springs are linear not progressive like Eibach
__________________
E90 335iA BLK/BLK 19" IForged Daytona, UR Intake, JB3 2.0, RR DP, AA intercooler, HKS BOV, KW C/O Street Comfort, 424whp
MarioKart is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-13-2008, 10:53 PM   #8
Orb
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canada

Posts: 1,734
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarioKart View Post
"stand a chance"??? I thought H&R sport springs are linear not progressive like Eibach
Nope, they are very proressive...more so than the Eibach apprenetly but I was never able to get any data on this.

Orb
Orb is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST