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Lowering spring seats/plates
Published by Robbo335
03-26-2009
Lowering spring seats/plates

If you'd like to keep the stock M-sport / standard suspension but you find the car to sit just a bit too high over the front wheels; here is your solution:

Switch the top front spring seats/plates!
They will lower the car about 10 - 15 mm (0,4 - 0,6").
Part number is SUFT015 and the company manufacturing them is Supersport (Germany):
http://www.supersport.de

For US: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273331

Mine were about 60 USD (shipped - within Europe).

How? This is how:

Follow larryn's (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15397) excellent DIY on how to replace the stock springs with H&R's; starting from post #5. Follow steps 1 through 17. At step 17 I used a socket with a 21mm outside grip together with a 6 mm Allen key, this to prevent the shock absorber piston rod from rotating.

When the original spring seat/plate is removed, simply replace it with the Supersport one.

Reassemble in the opposite order.

Below you will find few photos from the installation. Sorry for the not-so-professional DYI layout...
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By XYR03 on 03-26-2009, 02:54 PM
does this also wrk for E92?? My front is sitting alot higher then the rear for sure.
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By Robbo335 on 03-26-2009, 03:06 PM
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Yes it does, all E9X, 1 series and Z4.
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By FoShizzle on 04-17-2009, 08:43 PM
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Links don't work.
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By Robbo335 on 04-19-2009, 02:00 PM
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Updated the links!
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By dannyd86 on 04-19-2009, 09:51 PM
Any pics of the the car's stance before and after?
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By cuban335i on 04-24-2009, 10:12 PM
pics!?
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By Robbo335 on 05-03-2009, 05:59 AM
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Unfortunately there are no before pics.

See after pics in my other thread:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252930
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By FoShizzle on 05-07-2009, 06:36 PM
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This is cool stuff! Nice job Robbo!
The part cost is about $63 before shipping. I don't see a USA shipping option though. My German is marginal, otherwise I'd just email them and ask for a quote.
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By scanboy on 05-08-2009, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeJabb View Post
This is cool stuff! Nice job Robbo!
The part cost is about $63 before shipping. I don't see a USA shipping option though. My German is marginal, otherwise I'd just email them and ask for a quote.
Yeah, I know, I wish I can get a pair from a U.S. site.
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By Garth on 05-12-2009, 12:50 PM
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I tried emailing in English
no response
who did you email?
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By supremepower on 05-26-2009, 11:35 AM
I wrote to Supersport.de to see if we can open an account and get these for you guys. Will let you know shortly!
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By 200Duece on 05-29-2009, 05:47 PM
Bump
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By lx4life on 05-30-2009, 08:47 AM
Anything yet on these for the US?
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By supremepower on 05-30-2009, 03:10 PM
I received the price list from Supersport. I am looking it over and will post pricing soon. They set us up as a dealer for North America
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By lx4life on 06-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Great! please PM me once you get the price shipped to TN, I will buy the first set as long as its around the same price as above OP.
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By scanboy on 06-02-2009, 12:57 PM
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Great! please PM me once you get the price shipped to TN, I will buy the first set as long as its around the same price as above OP.
+1
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By chumley on 06-03-2009, 03:32 PM
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By lx4life on 06-04-2009, 06:05 PM
anything yet?
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By 200Duece on 06-04-2009, 06:20 PM
do they have upper and lower spring pads for the rear that will lower the car the same way as these cups do for the front?
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By supremepower on 06-05-2009, 08:22 PM
Guys I got the pricing. Trying to see how much we pay and how much freight is. Im working on this so hang tight
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By supremepower on 06-09-2009, 09:09 PM
Looks like we can do them for about $60 to $70 shipped depending on how many people are interested.

Can we get a head count on this?

If you are local, installation will be available as well.
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