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      09-07-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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Question h and r sport

Hello, I am looking to put hr sport springs on my e90 325i. I just hit 50k miles would I need new shocks if I put on the hr sport kit.

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I'd look elsewhere for springs. The H&R sports are pretty crappy.
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You don't NEED new shocks/struts right away but you'll likely need to replace them pretty soon with 50k already on them
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I'd look elsewhere for springs. The H&R sports are pretty crappy.
I have to disagree i have H&R and ride on 19's on NYC streets have to admit the ride is smooth. Also my car is now on 52k...
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I would recommend that you replace both the shocks/springs together at the same time. The answer is simple, you get what you pay for when it comes to vehicle suspension. As such a crucial component of your vehicle, suspension is definitely something you do not want to cheap out on. Let's break this down in terms of cost. You'll spend about $230-300 bucks for aftermarket springs, another $250-300 for an installation, and another $65-125 for an alignment. When your OEM sport or non-sport shocks blow your going to have to spend another $700-800 on shocks, another installation fee, and another alignment. If you calculate that all together, you would saved a whole lot more money doing it right the first time around! I'll shoot you over a PM with more details.

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definitely get new shocks when you replace the springs they will dramatically improve ride quality. I recommend Eibach pro and koni yellow. a lot better than H&R, personal opinion. no point in paying two install fees... pay one and install both
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I have to disagree i have H&R and ride on 19's on NYC streets have to admit the ride is smooth. Also my car is now on 52k...
You gotta be kidding me. It's fine over small stuff, but larger bumps the suspension goes solid instantly and really upsets the car. You can't overcome a lack of suspension travel.
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