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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 06-17-2007, 09:08 AM
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Exclamation H&R Sport or Race?

so i've 'searched' and read every post on this issue - there is a TON of information and i'm still not clear on this one point because of conflicting information... it appears that the H&R Sport 50464 and H&R Race 50464-88 are the EXACT same spring. i am about to order H&R's and want to be absolutely certain of this before i pull the trigger.

your thoughts?

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Originally Posted by Lscman

...I contacted H&R about the 50464 "sport for sport" vs 50464-88 "race for non-sport". I was told by H&R Tech Line that their marketing group was trying to separately specify a drop for sport and non-sport cars using the -88 suffix. They told me the two springs are actually the SAME and the only difference is the part# and resulting drop that varies between the sport and non-sport cars. They noted that this strategy was very confusing to buyers and annoying their vendors who weree encouraged to stock both part#'s. The -88 drop is the difference between a non-sport suspension and the H&R spring. The non-88 drop is the difference between an OEM sport car and the H&R spring.

Again, the -88 spring and non-88 spring are actually the same, according to their tech line. This is hard to swallow because it would create multiple inventory, but several folks confirmed that a while ago.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:39 AM
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So basically if you already have sport suspension you just want the 50464 then...?
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:14 PM
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I went with their sport springs and my oem struts. It's quite low, my wheels are tucked into my fenders.
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