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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 12-20-2010, 09:35 PM
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Spring rates

Does anyone know the stock spring rate for an 84 ish e30? I have a set of 450/300 I am planning on putting on my e30 and I want to know in advance how much stiffer it will be.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:58 AM
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Does anyone know the stock spring rate for an 84 ish e30? I have a set of 450/300 I am planning on putting on my e30 and I want to know in advance how much stiffer it will be.
450 front 300 rear? don't bother, you want stiffer in the rear. I run 500 front 700 rear coilovers.
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This e30 is now being parted out. NO body panels are for sale, bumpers/fenders/hood/mirrors/valance or front turn signals. Everything else is up for grabs. Euro grills/cluster are sold, suspension/brakes/LSD/rear tails are already spoken for.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:25 AM
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I found a post on r3v that put the rear at 245 but I don't know if this is wheel rate or actual spring rate. I want just a little stiffer and the springs I have will do that.

What length are the springs you have?

What part number springs are people using?
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