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      08-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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HR race & Koni yellows?

Currently running just hr race springs on oem shocks, dont judge becuase I was young and didnt know much about aftermarket suspension lol. Now I want to add shocks to make the ride not so bouncy. Would race springs and koni yellows be a good combo? I still want the low aggressive look just without the rough ride. Let me know what you guys think and any other options. Thanks
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      08-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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I'm unaware of a damper that pairs well with H&R Race. That short of a spring just doesn't allow for enough suspension travel.

I'd look into KW V1/V2 coilovers. Or Koni Yellow + H&R Sport if you don't want coilovers.
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I'm unaware of a damper that pairs well with H&R Race. That short of a spring just doesn't allow for enough suspension travel.

I'd look into KW V1/V2 coilovers. Or Koni Yellow + H&R Sport if you don't want coilovers.
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but at least konis would would be alot better then OEMs.
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      08-18-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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don't forget shirter bump stops to allow slightly more travel
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      08-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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don't forget shirter bump stops to allow slightly more travel
Even with the koni yellows and h&r sport? Are we talking e36 m3 bumpstops?
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      08-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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Even with the koni yellows and h&r sport? Are we talking e36 m3 bumpstops?
correct.
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      08-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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I have the koni yellows and H&R sport, never had problems with not installing shorter bumpstops. If the roads are crappy, then I guess you will need them. I avoid all bumps/holes by reflex, previous car was slammed on coils and drove like that for 3 years. Some people say the ride will be harsh if you dont install bumpstops, but my ride is soft as hell even at the stiffest settings. Softer than OEM sport suspension.
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      08-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #8
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Cool! Thanks for your input guys!
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don't forget shirter bump stops to allow slightly more travel
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I used E36 M3 front bump stops (PN#: 31332225377) and E85 Z4Mrear bump stops (PN#: 33536770350), alone with fresh front spring pads (cheap as fudge) on my Koni Yellows + H&R springs for 1.5 years now.
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      08-21-2013, 01:14 AM   #10
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koni yellows can handle it, most slammed cars out there used koni yellows
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Im also running H&R sport with stock suspension, I just got my KONI yellows in last week. I still need to get them installed, was wondering what else I might need with the shocks and if anyone knows of a good shop to get them installed at in the DFW area
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+1 for Konis.

I have Eibach and Konis, and am enjoying them. The Konis are great quality, adjustable, and even come with a lifetime warranty. They're cost effective too, all 4 corners for about $600.
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+1

I think if you're looking to replace the suspension to the degree you're considering, then this is a logical question.

Not that this is an exhaustive list, but I wonder what all would be worth picking up when replacing springs/struts (starting from Front - Strut Mount down)
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-335...ension/Shocks/



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Im also running H&R sport with stock suspension, I just got my KONI yellows in last week. I still need to get them installed, was wondering what else I might need with the shocks and if anyone knows of a good shop to get them installed at in the DFW area
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I am looking at suspension mods too. New to the mod thing. Can you get koni yellows and use with stock sport suspension and then swap springs out later?
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I am looking at suspension mods too. New to the mod thing. Can you get koni yellows and use with stock sport suspension and then swap springs out later?
you can but if you plan out switching your springs later on, I would suggest to just do them now so you don't have to pay for labor twice. You can get decent used springs for like $150-200 range.
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What springs would work well with the Koni sport adjustables
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How rough is the ride with the H&R Race springs?
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Currently running just hr race springs on oem shocks, dont judge becuase I was young and didnt know much about aftermarket suspension lol. Now I want to add shocks to make the ride not so bouncy. Would race springs and koni yellows be a good combo? I still want the low aggressive look just without the rough ride. Let me know what you guys think and any other options. Thanks

Talk to Ground Control and HP Autowerks.
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How rough is the ride with the H&R Race springs?
pretty rough. I live in so cal and the roads are decent but good luck driving down the 405 where the 10 intersects. looks good but I scrape on just about every dip especially when theres more than one person in the car
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I have Eibach Pro Kit springs and I'm on stock shocks. It was fine at first but now it's getting a little too bouncy. Going to shop next week and have shocks checked out. If they're gone or near then I'll upgrade to Konis. This is probably the best match that I know of. And I don't recommend H&R Race Springs. Go for Sports since it should be a smoother ride if you're interested in H&R.
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