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      05-23-2012, 08:31 AM   #45
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      05-23-2012, 11:19 PM   #46
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Who makes the ACS springs or RDS? Neither of them are in the business in making springs so I wonder if they are just rebadged items at a higher price tag?

Also, do the ACS springs stand out from how the stock springs look? Last thing i want is the dealer to spot them out denying warranty on stuff.

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      05-24-2012, 12:19 AM   #47
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Nice car. Perfect drop
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      05-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #48
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Looking for springs also. Your picture just sold me on the H&Rs.
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      05-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #49
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Here you go... Hope this helps give you an idea of what it looks like.
Hey, the car looks great with the H&R drop and those wheels. How is the ride in the city streets? I live in DC too, so we drive in the same roads. I am waiting to install my ACS springs, where did you install yours?

If you see a Dark Graphite F10 with Alpina wheels around town, that's me. I doubt there is another one.
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      05-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #50
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Thanks! I don't notice any ride problems around town at all... I ride in Sport mode mostly and in comfort every once in a while. No issues at all for me. The only concern I have to be aware of is the lip that is added in the front. The garages around town can have steep dips...
Had my springs installed in Arlington - J&F Motors. They are a shop that works on BMW's. They had it for a day and a half. Also charge a good bit, but I trust them. They took their time and covered everything to keep clean... I have the light beige interior and they have to take out the rear speakers to get the the bolts for the strut removal back there.
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      06-30-2012, 09:25 AM   #51
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Just had my H&R Springs installed and what a difference in stance and handling. The DDC function still offers noticeable difference between the modes as well. I'll post a pic with the OEM MSport 19's and the BBS CH-R 20's shortly.
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      06-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #52
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Can't go wrong with ACS springs. Love them!
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      07-01-2012, 03:39 AM   #54
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+1 on acs springs!!! It gives you .8 to an inch. It has a better feel than stock and still smooth.
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Acs Is The Only Way To Go!!!
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      07-15-2012, 02:48 AM   #56
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EIBACH DOES NOT MAKE ACS...AC Schnitzer MAKES THEM...THATS WHY THEY R SO HARD TO GET...STR8 FROM GERMANY......
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I have the H&R springs on my F10 and it works great with the Dynamic Dampening from the M Sport package. The ride is still good while being a bit stiffer in each of the mode settings, which is a plus as I feel the stock settings were a bit soft. They lowering amount is near perfect, especially with the 20" BBS...It could be slightly lower still, but its definitely a noticeable improvement aesthetically and handling-wise. To me the ACS isn't noticeable enough from a lowering stand point...but it would suffice if you want a sportier stance without looking lowered too much...which I believe the sport packages should have come like stock.

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      07-24-2012, 10:41 PM   #58
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I have the H&R springs on my F10 and it works great with the Dynamic Dampening from the M Sport package. The ride is still good while being a bit stiffer in each of the mode settings, which is a plus as I feel the stock settings were a bit soft. They lowering amount is near perfect, especially with the 20" BBS...It could be slightly lower still, but its definitely a noticeable improvement aesthetically and handling-wise. To me the ACS isn't noticeable enough from a lowering stand point...but it would suffice if you want a sportier stance without looking lowered too much...which I believe the sport packages should have come like stock.

Awesome!!! Ordering my H&R tomorrow.
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How much lower will AC springs be compared to the MSport Suspension. I noticed Hunter said earlier that AC looked like Msport.
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