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Old 06-29-2020, 01:05 PM
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Just picked up my car from my storage garage to bring it home for the summer. Itís only a couple miles, and I noticed some smoke from the brakes, but smelled burnt rubber. With not far to go to get it home I assumes it was a stuck caliper, and I will check it when Iím home. Well upon inspection I noticed rubber built up in the front driver wheel well, pulled the wheel and it was a broken spring that ate the tire...... What are the options for a good aftermarket suspension? Itís always seemed a bit soft compared to my old E46 M3.







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I had the spring break when I lifted the rear end of the car to do some brake work. This is common failure point of variable rate springs. If you don't want to lower the car, stick with oe springs and just upgrade the struts or go with a coil over setup, assuming that you will never drive it in the winter. Based on that rust, I guess it's seen some road salt.....
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I had the spring break when I lifted the rear end of the car to do some brake work. This is common failure point of variable rate springs. If you don't want to lower the car, stick with oe springs and just upgrade the struts or go with a coil over setup, assuming that you will never drive it in the winter. Based on that rust, I guess it's seen some road salt.....

I went with a set of H&R Springs, I was never fond of the way the OE suspension felt in this car. This car isnít driven in the winter, that rust must be from the residual salt left on the roads in early spring. Maybe I should start leaving it in storage longer.


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