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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,

-Ked

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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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If you can get the spring rates, that may help in your decision. Ive contacted HR before and was given the rates but not sure where you can get the rates for the ROW springs.

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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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