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      06-19-2019, 05:13 PM   #1
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Questions on M Performance Suspension

I am considering getting the M Performance suspension kit for my F80 M3 ZCP. I have a few questions:

1. Do I have to get the kit installed at a dealer to retain the factory warranty?
2. I was quoted 13-15 hours of labor time at the dealer to install. Is that what everyone else is paying? Seems high.

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I am considering getting the M Performance suspension kit for my F80 M3 ZCP. I have a few questions:

1. Do I have to get the kit installed at a dealer to retain the factory warranty?
2. I was quoted 13-15 hours of labor time at the dealer to install. Is that what everyone else is paying? Seems high.

Appreciate the insight!
you already have EDC so I can only assume HAS kit.

1. Yes
2. thats wild even for a dealer. 7-8 hours max even at the stealership
3. indy will do for a lot less. But HAS is almost as time consuming as coilovers
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you already have EDC so I can only assume HAS kit.

1. Yes
2. thats wild even for a dealer. 7-8 hours max even at the stealership
3. indy will do for a lot less. But HAS is almost as time consuming as coilovers
Sorry, what do you mean assume? Yes, the adjustable spring kit. Is there more than one M Performance suspension kit?

Anyone else get their kit installed at the dealer? What was the time quoted?
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Sorry, what do you mean assume? Yes, the adjustable spring kit. Is there more than one M Performance suspension kit?

Anyone else get their kit installed at the dealer? What was the time quoted?
nope omit that.

I was quotes 7 hours + alignment for HAS springs at dealer
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nope omit that.

I was quotes 7 hours + alignment for HAS springs at dealer
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also dude. you live in the beautiful state of california. im sure there are a million; fourm memeber approved shops thatll do it for a reasonable cost and probably have more experience with it than the dealer. Aside from the springs it self; idk what the warranty on the MP has covers
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Get it done at the dealer. Everyone on the forum that complains about clicking sound from aftermarket springs is due to bad install at Indys/Performance shops. The instructions that come with the kit say 4.5h but most quote 7h. Of course you lose warranty if someone else installs it.
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I am considering getting the M Performance suspension kit for my F80 M3 ZCP. I have a few questions:

1. Do I have to get the kit installed at a dealer to retain the factory warranty?
2. I was quoted 13-15 hours of labor time at the dealer to install. Is that what everyone else is paying? Seems high.

Appreciate the insight!
As others have said, 13-15 hours is crazy high. The shop I used (non-dealer) took closer to 6 hours and pretty sure that included alignment. To be fair though, that was without the software update...but no way that takes an extra ~8 hours.
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There's a lot of responses on this forum about your question. Here's what I posted.

https://www.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...php?p=24669590
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I am considering getting the M Performance suspension kit for my F80 M3 ZCP. I have a few questions:

1. Do I have to get the kit installed at a dealer to retain the factory warranty?
2. I was quoted 13-15 hours of labor time at the dealer to install. Is that what everyone else is paying? Seems high.

Appreciate the insight!
Here's my experience:

Dealer wanted $2200 parts and $1500 install and $129 alignment. Wanted the car for 2 days.

Ordered the parts from one of the forum-supporting dealer websites on here for MUCH cheaper than my dealer quoted (I have ordered several times from both of them and they are both great!) and had a local performance shop very familiar with BMW (all they do) install and align for $920, 5 hour wait.

Yes warranty may be an issue using an independent shop but wearable parts and if something breaks then coil overs.
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