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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Jul-19-2017, 07:10:11 PM   #31
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I replaced my AC Schnitzer shocks with koni yellows and run them with my old AC Schnitzer springs. I initially had them at the softest setting and it was too underdamped, so I went up 2 clicks and this setting feels about right. It's still a pretty stiff ride, but the handling is incredible. I'm also running GC camber plates with -2.3 degrees in the front. I'm considering getting softer springs since I daily my car, but I'm happy with it for now.
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I replaced my AC Schnitzer shocks with koni yellows and run them with my old AC Schnitzer springs. I initially had them at the softest setting and it was too underdamped, so I went up 2 clicks and this setting feels about right. It's still a pretty stiff ride, but the handling is incredible. I'm also running GC camber plates with -2.3 degrees in the front. I'm considering getting softer springs since I daily my car, but I'm happy with it for now.
Do you mean 2 full turns? There are no clicks. Also, 2 turns is a lot - would maybe do that with 650lb rates (shouldn't go heavier than that on Koni yellows). I can't imagine the ACS springs were that much stiffer than stock. You set your shock rebound to your spring rates.
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Old Wed, Jul-19-2017, 10:30:09 PM   #33
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Do you mean 2 full turns? There are no clicks. Also, 2 turns is a lot - would maybe do that with 650lb rates (shouldn't go heavier than that on Koni yellows). I can't imagine the ACS springs were that much stiffer than stock. You set your shock rebound to your spring rates.
Sorry, didnt mean clicks. Just 2 increments higher than softest. ACS springs are actually quite stiffer than stock. The ride is significantly lower and stiffer compared to a stock m3.
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Sorry, didnt mean clicks. Just 2 increments higher than softest. ACS springs are actually quite stiffer than stock. The ride is significantly lower and stiffer compared to a stock m3.
The Konis are infinitely adjustable so how did you measure two increments?
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Also thought I'd mention that I found many people saying that ACS springs were made by Eibach for what it's worth. Never could find the rates.
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Also thought I'd mention that I found many people saying that ACS springs were made by Eibach for what it's worth. Never could find the rates.
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I consider them soft springs I think softer than Eibach.
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The Konis are infinitely adjustable so how did you measure two increments?
Two 1/4 turns.
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On Monday I will get these installed.



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Maybe you can find out who made the springs for ACS? Could be H&R, for example. You might be able to figure out srping rates from there.

Eibachs are the best aftermarket spring maker, imo, so you couldnt go wrong getting a set to match with new Konis, then run the konis full soft, tightening them a quarter turn every 5k-10k as they age. My suggestion.
I think you're being a little aggressive in you're rate of turning those up! I went from full soft to 1/2 turn off full soft over 140,000 miles of use, to keep them feeling the same! At your rate I would have been at full stiff 3 times over!
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Off the shelf Konis lasted you 140k?! I was thinking I'd replace at about 60k, of course I don't drive it much, so that would last a long time for me personally. Shocks usually lose most of their effectiveness after the first 10k no?
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