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  Lowering spring seats/plates
Robbo335
03-26-2009
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").
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By chumley on 06-10-2009, 07:16 AM
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(1) For $60-70, you have at least 1 sale.
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By supremepower on 06-10-2009, 08:48 AM
Thanks Chumley...any others?

Perhaps we should start another thread in the vendor area to drum up some more interest on this
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By chumley on 06-10-2009, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by supremepower View Post
Thanks Chumley...any others?

Perhaps we should start another thread in the vendor area to drum up some more interest on this
Makes sense to do that I think. Not sure how many people regularly read the DIY threads for group buys opportunities. Might have a broader appeal there.
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By 200Duece on 06-10-2009, 12:00 PM
anything similiar for the rear? Different spring pads for top and bottom or something?
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By scanboy on 06-10-2009, 12:08 PM
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(1) For $60-70, you have at least 1 sale.
Make that 2
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By ynote90 on 06-10-2009, 08:18 PM
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I'll grab a set, im in AUS though, pm me a quote please shipped to 5095 aus.
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By lx4life on 06-10-2009, 10:23 PM
+3 I am in, but this needs to move to the sponsor page.
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By lx4life on 06-10-2009, 10:26 PM
Quick question will these fit the E92 cause on the website it shows for the E90 touring and no E92 or E90 sedan.
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By chumley on 06-11-2009, 07:06 AM
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Quick question will these fit the E92 cause on the website it shows for the E90 touring and no E92 or E90 sedan.
Good question - we should probably pin this down if there are, in fact, different applications.
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By Garth on 06-14-2009, 09:27 PM
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What about the xi
same springs... same part?
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By jdholder on 06-15-2009, 12:54 PM
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I am interested - any more update on these?
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By Tag on 06-15-2009, 04:26 PM
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I have one question for the OP. Does the front sit just as low as the rear or is it still a bit higher? I too am interested in this.

Thanks
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By lx4life on 06-15-2009, 11:27 PM
Anything Yet?
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By supremepower on 06-16-2009, 02:52 PM
NEW POST FOR YOU GUYS!

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


We are taking orders now. The first shipment is due in a couple of weeks!

YOU CAN ALSO ORDER ONLINE SECURELY!
Lowering Spring Perch
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By Robbo335 on 06-16-2009, 04:06 PM
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The front still sits a bit higher than the rear, even though it looks so much better than the standard M-Chassis.
Also please not that you can use it together with lowering springs as well - this will give the little extra 10 - 15 mm drop when using it together with standard H&R's!

The additional pro is that the ride will remain the same as there is still the same amount of spring movement available.

Congratulation for all you US guys; Supremesport now has it on sale.

It will fit all of these BMW's:

BMW 1er 09/04- (09/04-) : E87 Heckantrieb Limo
BMW 3er IV 02/98- (02/98-) : E46 Heckantrieb Limo,Coupé,Cabrio,Touring
BMW 3er IV 06/01- (02/98-) : E46 Heckantrieb Compact
BMW 3er V 01/05- (01/05-) : E90 Heckantrieb Limo,Touring
BMW Z4 02/03- (02/03-) : Z85 Heckantrieb Roadster,Coupé
BMW Z4 02/03- (02/03-) : Z85 Heckantrieb Roadster,Coupé Endrohr:10mm / Achse
BMW 1er (E87) 09/04- 09/04- (09/04-) : E87 Heckantrieb Limo
BMW 3er IV (E46) 02/98- 02/98- (02/98-) : E46 Heckantrieb Limo,Coupé,Cabrio,Touring
BMW 3er IV (E46) 02/98- 06/01- (02/98-) : E46 Heckantrieb Compact
BMW 3er V (E90) 01/05- 01/05- (01/05-) : E90 Heckantrieb Limo,Touring
BMW Z4 (Z85) 02/03- 02/03- (02/03-) : Z85 Heckantrieb Roadster,Coupé

It seams that there is nothing for the coupe or cabrio nor the Xi models :-(
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By Tag on 06-16-2009, 04:26 PM
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Question

I've been told that dropping my car like this could potentially mess up my struts. Is there any truth to this?
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By jdholder on 06-16-2009, 04:33 PM
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No worse than putting too short a spring on the stock strut.

This also appears to be a relatively mild drop, so I am not going to worry about it.
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By supremepower on 06-16-2009, 04:50 PM
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No worse than putting too short a spring on the stock strut.

This also appears to be a relatively mild drop.
Correct, this is a very mild drop- Especially if running OEM springs/shocks.
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By Robbo335 on 06-16-2009, 04:56 PM
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The thing is delivered with German TUV -certification. That should be enough...
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By jdholder on 06-16-2009, 04:56 PM
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The thing is delivered with German TUV -certification. That should be enough...
I'm glad to hear that! That is a tough certification to gain.
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By Tag on 06-16-2009, 05:08 PM
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OK, I'm still a bit confused. I thought all this does it let the strut sit up higher inside the car hence letting the front drop down a bit but the spring/strut will still have the same amount of movement available as the stock setup.

What am I missing here?
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By Robbo335 on 06-17-2009, 04:41 AM
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No, it's not the strut which sits higher, it's the spring itself as the design of the top spring plate allows just that.
So instead of shortening the spring we move the top position of the spring higher up thus lowering the car.

Clear?
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