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RoW M030 Springs or H&R Sport Springs?

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I am in the middle of the RoW M030 Kit Install.

I have a "dilema", do i reinstall my H&R Sport Springs (Part #29779, claim 1" drop from stock, but i think i had way more than that) or do i use the RoW M030 Springs that came with the kit?

the H&R's have been on the car for probably 15 years and over 200k miles.

The H&R front springs unloaded look to be about 1" taller and are quite a bit smooshier intially before they tighten up at about the unloaded hieght of the RoW Springs which barely smoosh at all (as smooshie as a 200lb guy can make them smoosh when standing on them)

the car is now never tracked or autocrossed, but i prefer that type of ride and handling... stiff, tight and responsive.

I appreciate any insight and recomendations,


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After 15 years, I would be looking at replacing the most unglamorous part of the suspension - the bushings. I rebuilt a '93 BMW 325is after about that long and when I replaced the bushings, it was truly like a new car. The problem is that bushings are cheap, but labor intensive. Stock rubber ones are more comfortable, but low-hysteresis polyurethane reduces the time between input and output like no other change you can make.

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Both, I installed the RoW M030 on my 2001 S, like the ride but it felt a bit over-dampened. I also didn't like the ride height so In installed the H&R springs on the M030 shocks.

I like the ride, firmer than M030 but not by much, not over-dampened anymore (no sideways movement when going over expansion joints in a turn).

I like the overall balance, the front sway bar might be a tad too stiff, I might install the stock S sway bar and see if that helps the balance (lawyer-induced understeer..)

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