H&R springs query. Help required

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  1. 23 May 2020 at 4:56 AM #1
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    Hi all,

    Going to see a car tomorrow which has H&R springs and shaved top mounts fitted on an EDC car.

    The car will never be driven hard so just want to know if it will an issue in terms of firmness/comfort for everyday driving.

    Has anyone got any experience of this set up? If so is there a compromise in comfort?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. 23 May 2020 at 8:39 AM #2
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    I've had H&R springs on two of my M cars now and in terms of comfort and having EDC, I didn't notice any real difference. They certainly lower (that's the point) and firmer when driving hard, but they didn't take anything away from comfort.
     
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    I’ve heard some people say they’re firmer than stock, it is generally the way it works with shorter springs.
    I went with eibachs as I heard they’re more comfortable than h&r, they are I would say just a tad less comfortable than stock.
     
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    I think try it yourself and go by what you think.. its not like you are buying the springs for a car you already have (therefore you'll be stuck with them or expense of changing them), you are viewing a car, if you don't like the drive, walk away and find another.
    It's all very subjective to opinion.
     
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    They were on a car I bought. They were firmer than stock, but be no means uncomfortable. I mainly took them off because the front felt undertrays kept scraping. Not just on speed bumps, but also when driving fast down bumpy roads.
     
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    I did the NC500 with this exact setup last year after changing from KW sleeve kit. It was fine and the height wasn’t an issue even on the single track mountain passes. Slightly stiffer than stock but not uncomfortable at all. And I’m old.
     
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    I had them for a while, they handle great, but can bottom out on rough twisties when pressing on causing the car to hop sideways (not oversteer) on one particular road I found, can always change to eibachs and sell the h&rs on
     
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    See that and the undertray issue is a bit of a concern. Yes I suppose I could. Do the Eibach have similar issues but just ride a bit better?
     
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    Eibachs with shaved top mounts and e36 bump stops can cause the undertray to hit bumpy roads but haven’t experienced the sideways jump Kev mentioned.
     
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    I’m not sure but isn’t that a bad thing that the undertray hits the floor? Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the sump under the car?
     
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    Some of the undertray hangs really low with nothing above it so not a big deal, just sounds terrible when it happens!
     
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    Thanks all. I decided to not buy it. Whilst the springs were ok the passenger side of the car had a repair done on it at some time which was soo poorly done that the multiple layers of dirt couldn’t hide it. Orange peel and filler marks :wtf: everywhere. The owner was ‘surprised’ to see it himself and apparently he had bought it from Sytner just over a year ago.
    I know Sytner isn’t the best dealership but I’d be surprised if that was sold like that.

    It pains me to see people write cars are absolutely mint and they look like they’ve been banger racing in them. Seen 4 cars this week and found them all to have issues which were spotted in the first minute of viewing the cars. Anyways rant over!
     

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