EMD Auto Lowering Spring Kit For BMW F80 M3
As featured in the 2017 European Car Tuner GP! Read about it here.
We are pleased to release our lowering spring kit for the BMW M3 platform! As with our other lowering spring options, the goal with this offering was to lower the M3 by a tasteful amount while keeping ride quality the same or better than stock. After multiple prototypes and valuable user feedback, we believe that we met our goal.
Our lowering springs are specifically designed to utilize the factory dampers. They are fully compatible with both standard as well as adaptive suspension. Each spring is made in the USA to our unique specifications for rates and geometries. The springs are made of high tensile chrome silicon and each unit is shot peened, pre-set and 100% tested to ensure all the critical dimensions and rate/loads are within tolerance. The springs are then powder coated with a stealth black finish for an OEM appearance.
Front Lowering: 1.3"
Rear Lowering: 0.3"
Stock Front Rate: 186 lb./in.
EMD Auto Front Rate: 194 lb./in.
Stock Rear Rate: 608 lb./in.
EMD Auto Rear Rate: 645 lb./in.
Are these springs compatible with adaptive ride control?
Yes, these springs are compatible with adaptive ride control. They pair extremely well with the adjustable dampening, as they maintain the distinct ride characteristics between the different modes.
Are these springs okay for a daily driver?
Yes, these springs were specifically designed for daily driven vehicles. They were designed to maintain the factory ride quality.
Will lowering springs cause my factory shocks and struts to wear out prematurely?
Our springs are a linear rate design, similar to the OEM units. As such, they are not expected to cause additional wear on the shocks and struts. The spring heights are also designed to stay within the travel range of the factory shocks and struts to ensure longevity of the factory components.
Will there be any added noise with these springs?
No, as we use a linear design with no dead coils, there will be no added noise over a stock spring. These springs are designed to be a direct replacement for the factory units, with no need to change any other components.
I received plastic spacers with my springs. What are these for?
These machined ABS spacers are included with our M3 springs. They offer some adjust-ability in terms of how you want the body line to appear. For a factory body line, install without the spacers. For a forward rake appearance, with an even tire to fender gap (as shown in the pictures below), install the spacers. The M3 sits ~1 inch lower in the rear in factory form, so installing without the spacers will keep this appearance. The spacers install on top of the metal upper spring perch, sitting between the perch and the body. When you remove the spring, this perch will sometimes remain in the body. Simply tap it with a rubber mallet to break it free, then install the spacer on top of it (using the nub to center it).
All EMD Auto branded lowering springs are covered by a limited lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser. The Warranty covers the Products against factory defects in material and workmanship, other than coatings, when used on the advertised application under normal use and operating conditions. These Warranties only apply to the original purchaser who retains ownership of the vehicle on which the Products were originally installed (the "Purchaser"). EMD Auto will repair, replace or refund the purchase price of the defective product at their sole digression, which shall fully satisfy and discharge any and all warranty claims.
This Warranty does not apply to any products:
- That have been improperly installed or have not been properly installed by a qualified auto mechanic with experience in the removal and install of suspension products.
- That have been misused, modified, altered or subjected to an accident or collision.
- That have been installed in conjunction with aftermarket supporting items.
- Presented for warranty coverage by a person other than the Purchaser.
- Presented for warranty coverage after being used on a vehicle other than the one on which it was originally installed.
To make a claim, the Purchaser should contact EMD Auto or the dealer/ distributor from which the Products were originally purchased. Any and all returns must be accompanied by:
- A sales receipt verifying the purchase of the Products
- A statement containing the Purchaser's contact information, make and model of the vehicle and a brief description of the claimed defect, along with the circumstances under which the defect occurred.
Warranty claims made without the required supporting documents can lead to delay and/or rejection of the claim. C.O.D. or collect shipments will be refused. Once the returns are received, EMD Auto will evaluate the Products, verify the proof of purchase, and investigate the statement.
The Purchaser is responsible for returning the Products to EMD Auto, including shipping costs as well as costs incurred for removing and installing the Products on the vehicle. EMD Auto does not warranty labor costs.
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