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      01-12-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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new springs and shocks vs. coilovers?

Would one get less stress on other moving parts in suspension from just adding new shocks and springs, rather than coilover? I know some e46 M3 owners have had torn subframe due to coilovers, and dealer denies 8000$ warranty claim due to aftermarket coilovers, anyone experience anything like this?
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It's all in the spring rates and dampening ... doesn't matter if it's coilover or not.
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Coilovers for the most part are identical to the components they replace. Lots of times for the rear, they replace the spring with a shorter spring that then sits on an adjustable perch. The stress and forces are applied to the suspension the same way as traditional springs and shocks.
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