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      08-18-2019, 01:30 PM   #1
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Finally!! I swapped my F90 H&R Springs for M550i's!! Pics

Well it was either just being lazy and not caring enough or the constant reminders from: EDDYFIG and josec70 but I swapped out the F90's for the M550i's.

The drop is clearly stronger/lower in the rear and even the front is slightly lower. I got a chance to drive it thru some pretty curvy roads on the way home for about 40 miles and the car dynamics in regards to compression and rebound are pretty much equal to the F90. Im glad I did it and yes it took a while but when I did the F90 springs over a year ago- the M550i springs were not being done by enough owners for me to take a chance. I still am a bit angry at H&R for showing a drop of 1.2/1.2 on their site for the F90 set up. Why not just say it like it is: 1.2/0.6 .... anyways I digress cause Im happy.

Big shout out to Ben at RG Sport who sourced the springs in 24 hours and did the install in about 3. Very fast, professional, and extremely price aggressive. r33_RGSport Thanks again Ben and Ill be over there soon for more mods.
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Very nice Vic!!! Car looks great!!!
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Vic, that looks right in the goldilocks zone - just want to confirm that is still the standard 275/30 and 285/30 rubber. and it looks like you still have the same spacers on, correct? Thx
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Vic, that looks right in the goldilocks zone - just want to confirm that is still the standard 275/30 and 285/30 rubber. and it looks like you still have the same spacers on, correct? Thx
sorry that should have been 35 profile not 30
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Vic, that looks right in the goldilocks zone - just want to confirm that is still the standard 275/30 and 285/30 rubber. and it looks like you still have the same spacers on, correct? Thx
Yep OEM tires and 15F/12R spacers.
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Yes!!!!! Looks perfect now!!!!!!
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Will it clear speed bumps?
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Will it clear speed bumps?
Yes.... its only 1/10th of an inch lower in the front vs the F90 H&R's and I had no issues.
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Here is a close up of the rear wheel with the 12mm spacer (no rubbing). I think it might settle just a bit more:
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Congrats.....just need a mode carbon diffuser and we'll be twins lol
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Congrats.....just need a mode carbon diffuser and we'll be twins lol
Ha thats coming sir--- Thanks.
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Looks great Vic!
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Looking really good.
Thank you Vic55 for trusting me in working on your F90 M5 with White interior.
I will make the before and after pictures between the 2 springs, so it will be much easier for others to see.
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Very nice Vic. Do the new springs still provide a slight raked look?
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Very nice Vic. Do the new springs still provide a slight raked look?
Well, the front is supposedly dropped 1.3 while the rear is 1.2 so it would appear that way but also I took the pics rather quickly with my cell phone and the street was not level.
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looks good.
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here is a comparo of the F90 H&R vs M550i. I found a shot with the F90 springs in the similar location:

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VERY nice Vic! I love how a drop can make the wheels actually appear bigger.
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VERY nice Vic! I love how a drop can make the wheels actually appear bigger.
Thanks man and so true---- when i had step lip BBS LM's; lowering the car did make them appear to be bigger since the step lip reduces the face size.
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550i's look much better
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Here is before and after picture on Vic55 car, when I swap it from H&R for F90 to H&R for G30.
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Filling up today it appears after a few more miles that the springs have nicely settled. You really can see how spot on (for me) the M550's are:
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