Discussion in 'E46 M3 (2001-2006)' started by Mark300zx, Feb 14, 2018.
Stick with OEM springs? or am I missing something?
Eibach Pro springs have a minimal drop.
Or this. They do last a number of years before letting go so could be an option.
I have just bought a pair of these
“If they break during normal road use is a replacement sent?” I ask.
“Correct” was the reply.
Yes exactly. New OEM springs, I've been running with used convertible M3 springs on the back of my touring (which I'm guessing is harsher than a coupe) for over a year now with no breakage.
For note, I replaced the broken Eibach rear springs with these. I believe the convertible rear springs are tougher than the coupe (that could be BS).
I see from my cars history file that BMW replaced both rear springs in 2007 and 2013. Each time there was no charge. I have a rear broken now, so that’s 4 sets in 15 years.
I've got the B12 kit on mine specced for a E46 M3 vert and it works really well, they must be pretty close in weight!!
Yes that was what I was thinking/hoping!
The touring is still lighter than the vert though (by quite a bit!)
Do you have fat children? 4 sets in 15 years is a bit much!
No thank god! I can see how that would do it though.
A few weeks after a holiday trip with the wife and daughter and all the crap they must take with them, there was a faint rattle from the right rear. Sits about 5mm lower on that side.
The seats don’t appear to have supported people with a lack of portion control.
Haha, oh well - at least you know whats broken and its not a hard fix. Just annoying!
Kilen springs, as far as I know they don't have the horrible front up stance of the eibachs either!