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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 Thu, Jun-19-2008, 11:54:35 AM   #1
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Default Dinan springs w/Koni Yellow top adjustable F & R installed. Pics & review >

I just got my car back after the install of Dinan Springs and Koni Yellow top adjustable front and rear (RE RSM also installed). The total in parts was $1100. I have the Koni's set on full soft front and rear, and there is a tangable difference. The ride is definately improved as said by all who have the suspension. The car no longer bucks you when you hit a bump or a pot hole, it simply gets absorbed into the suspension. I was waiting for any kind of negative behavior over rough roads, but the car really glides over the road with similar road noise (impact of bumps through the tires), yet does not disrupt the car as the stock suspension does...

For those who do not want to spend a lot of money, want a level ride height with only about half an inch drop, an even wheel gap (standard eibach springs look lower in the rear to me), and a significantly better ride, you might want to go this route...

For me this was all I needed and expected out of my daily driver...

A big thanks to Ian (Obioban) and Dan Law for all their help!!!


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looks good but i'd want it lower.
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Old Thu, Jun-19-2008, 02:39:02 PM   #3
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looks good but i'd want it lower.
Most around here would agree with you...

For some it is perfect...

Like me...
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Old Thu, Jun-19-2008, 03:19:45 PM   #4
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congrats! sounds like it's been worth the wait?
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congrats! sounds like it's been worth the wait?
Thanks much, it's perfect for my needs!!!
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looks very good. Conservative yet does what its suppose to do. Congrats!
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what is better ride ??? eibach springs with oem shocks or dinan springs with konis
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i'd say dinan with koni. oem shocks just don't seem to hold up to much. i think they are what's making everyone change their suspension.
anyone try oem springs and koni shocks?
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What size rims and tires are you running with this setup? Any rubbing between the tires and the fenders? Since my car is a daily driver, I don't want to lower the car excessively, but I would greatly like to improve the ride quality and reduce some of the body roll in corners. I think my wife notices body roll more than speed in the corners. I'm trying to improve the ride quality for her and the fun factor for me.

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What size rims and tires are you running with this setup? Any rubbing between the tires and the fenders? Since my car is a daily driver, I don't want to lower the car excessively, but I would greatly like to improve the ride quality and reduce some of the body roll in corners. I think my wife notices body roll more than speed in the corners. I'm trying to improve the ride quality for her and the fun factor for me.

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Here is a link to my original post when I got my Volks...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=206823

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