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than H&Rs? I was thinking about going with Brabus Springs and Bilstein shocks (since Brabus gets their shocks from Bilstein anyways...i think...correct me if i'm wrong) any advice on ride quality?
 
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My H&R's cost me about 300 and then 500 installed and aligned....

I think I paid a little much but considering my options, I think the extra money was worth the job well done.
 
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H&R spring cost $210 at AUTOCLASS.COM and about the alignment....

<br> be careful about the alignment. Even if you bring your car to the DEALER. They can not align your car to 100% to MFG spec. The only way to get it back to MFG spec. is with the CAMBER KITS or bring it to a alignment shop that have tool to BENT the parts. Alot of people get an alignment at the DEALER but the rear wheel still show alot of negative camber. I had my done at a shop that have the tool to bent the parts. All four tires had 100% even wear.
 
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Your absolutely right. That is why I had such a hard time finding someone who could perform this....

I opted for the camber kit and mine is aligned perfectly.
 
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Springs are h&r, I wanted a little more stiffness. I kept the stock pads not knowing my options...

at the time. If I had known, I would've gone to #1 pads all the way around. If I did it now, the installer would charge me the same price as the sring install because it would take the same exact procedure to insert them. I will go to #1's when I sell my 320 and buy a 430. I'm going to do everything possible to the 430.
 
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Oh...sorry to hear that you were not satified with the ride hieght. That's why i did my own.....

<br> I did pay to have my done too. But were also very disappointed with the ride hieght. So i decided to do it myself. I had to do it three time to finally happy with the ride hieght. The oringal pads that came with the car were, FRONT is #4 and REAR is #2. With the H&R spring, I replaced the FRONT pads with # 1 and the REAR with # 3 ( not #1 because the rear were lower then the front and my car were bottom out really bad so i have to put #3 pads to fix the problem).<br> Bib, if you want a little less stiffness in your spring. You should change the pads with the #1 pads. I know this for sure because i experiment with it already. Now, if you want less bouncing (bottom out) when your car hit the pot hole, then you should replace the shock with Bilsten sport shock.
 
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