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      08-20-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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H&R race springs and sport springs on my e92

i just installed the H&R sport springs today and the car rides great and the rear looks awesome but the front of the car still has about a 1" fender gap.

My question to those of you who maybe can help me out with this dilemma is, can i install race springs which are about 1/2" or maybe a tad more only in the front of my car , or would i have to change the whole sport set up to race. I really dont want to do that cause then the front will look good but the rear will be too low.

I really dont understand why a great company like H&R would manufacture springs that make the car look unbalanced , if the front of the car was down about 3/4 " more it would look sick.

Please if anyone has the answer , help me , thanks. oh yea...im gonna put pics of my car on here finally tommorrow-so until then let me know whats up .

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      08-20-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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sell your sports and rock race springs those were the first set of suspension i got on my bar before the coilovers.
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      08-20-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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The Race springs will give you a lower stance but H&R typically builds their spring sets with a slight rake so the front is lower than the rear by a hair. The race is more of an even drop but there is a slight rake to it. You also need to be aware that the race rides more aggressively than the sport springs so you will feel the road more than the sport. You can just replace the sport springs with the race but your stock shocks will wear faster as the race are even stiffer than the sports.
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      08-20-2009, 11:12 PM   #4
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Comparison .......

Here's a comparison of a couple setups on my car.
The first is the Eibach Pro Kit springs (similar to the ride height of the H&R sport springs):

As the car sits today with H&R race springs installed:

Less gap in the rear with the race springs .......

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      08-21-2009, 01:54 AM   #5

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go with some h&r race springs!! but you are gonna need some different shocks and not stick with the stock, they'll wear out fast.

or u can just save up and get some coilovers!
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      09-21-2009, 01:23 AM   #7
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hmm a lil related to the topic
what shocks would be recommended to match h&r sports/race springs?
would koni fsd's be any good? like the fsd/eibach prokit combo?
is it possible to just use the h&r sports/race springs til they kill off the stock shocks thn put in new shocks while still usign the same aftermarket springs?
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The FSDs are a good shock to run with the Race springs but they are a bit on the softer side. They are dual valved so they are smoother under normal conditions and stiffen automatically when you corner. The Eibach springs ride higher and softer than the H&R Race springs so it depends on how aggressive you want the suspension. I do suggest replacing the shocks at the same time to save on labor and have it all done at once.
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Get the Koni Yellows if you really want to do the H&R race springs. The race springs have a stiffer setup. The Koni FSD's were designed for the stock OEM springs in mind.
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      09-21-2009, 10:46 PM   #10
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if you want to lower only the front of your car they make an upper strut mount that lowers the car 0.5 to 1 inch, they sell it at Supreme Power i think. sorry if im wrong

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