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lowering springs

Post by emac » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:51 am

On my 87 m6 I swapped to 17 inch wheels and I am using stock springs. The ride height would look better if it was a bit lower. I have been reading about various springs/struts. It seems M tech springs would be great but they are NLA. It seems the H &R may lower too much for some people, about 1.5 inches. I am looking at the bavarian springs that say they lower a little less (1.2 inches). Does anyone have any experience or suggestions for a spring/stut set up that would work. My SLS is deleted. Current picture of the set up is attached. Thank you.
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Re: lowering springs

Post by tmoretta » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:48 pm

I installed H&R and Bilstein sport shocks on my '88 M6. I love the result: a little lower (maybe an inch), more precise handling.

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Re: lowering springs

Post by emac » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:51 am

Thanks for the reply, any chance you have a picture?

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Re: lowering springs

Post by tmoretta » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:35 pm

I don't. Car is away for winter.

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Re: lowering springs

Post by Sbeaud » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:33 pm

You can check the bottom of this thread. The picture is not of the entire car - just the front ends. I'm pretty sure acdakar's 87 M6 has H&R lowering springs and my 88 US M6 is stock with 17-in wheels and 235-45/17 tires.

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Re: lowering springs

Post by emac » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:53 am

Thanks, that helps a lot!

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Re: lowering springs

Post by LarryM » Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:29 am

Here's mine with Eibach springs (1.25" drop). I think the H&R springs are similar. Also with 17" wheels.
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Re: lowering springs

Post by emac » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:36 pm

That looks beautiful. Perfect stance, I am in. Thanks for posting the picture, Merry Christmas!

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Re: lowering springs

Post by bpoliakoff » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:26 pm

If you read offerings of springs for sale they all state a 1.25 -1.30" drop regardless of manufacturer leaving themselves some wiggle room. I have B&GS and it sits like the pictures on 17" wheels
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