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      04-17-2021, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Just got my hands on a 2016 M4 Mineral white and I was wondering what setup of springs and spacers should I go for to get rid of the OEM gap.
I am not looking to be slammed but just to reduce the gap and to make the car look nicer. The car sites on 437m.

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M performance HAS kit and 12mm spacers all around. Worth the money even if you never adjust the height.
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If i decide to go with only springs for now, do you guys have a preference ?
Eibach? Swift? etc
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I did some extensive reading the research. If you can afford it go with M Performance HAS. If you want to save some money and just get springs go with EMD (emmotion). Swift is a bit too bouncy on bumpy roads. EMD is rated pretty close to stock springs and gives you a nice drop. MP HAS if you want to adjust and have the cash, otherwise EMD for a nice drop, no noise and close to stock feel.

As for spacer: 15mm in front and 12mm in the rear. If you dont like it, you can swap it around to see what you like.
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Hi Guys,

Just got my hands on a 2016 M4 Mineral white and I was wondering what setup of springs and spacers should I go for to get rid of the OEM gap.
I am not looking to be slammed but just to reduce the gap and to make the car look nicer. The car sites on 437m.

Thank you.
David
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Hi Guys,

Just got my hands on a 2016 M4 Mineral white and I was wondering what setup of springs and spacers should I go for to get rid of the OEM gap.
I am not looking to be slammed but just to reduce the gap and to make the car look nicer. The car sites on 437m.

Thank you.
David
KW or MP HAS.

12mm Front
10mm Rear
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thank you!!
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I did some extensive reading the research. If you can afford it go with M Performance HAS. If you want to save some money and just get springs go with EMD (emmotion). Swift is a bit too bouncy on bumpy roads. EMD is rated pretty close to stock springs and gives you a nice drop. MP HAS if you want to adjust and have the cash, otherwise EMD for a nice drop, no noise and close to stock feel.

As for spacer: 15mm in front and 12mm in the rear. If you dont like it, you can swap it around to see what you like.
Looking to key off of your research.... will MP HAS work on F83 / Convertible? KNow anybody who has done it?
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Looking to key off of your research.... will MP HAS work on F83 / Convertible? KNow anybody who has done it?
I am not sure on F83. Your best bet is to call your local dealership and speak to parts. They can look up your VIN and see what MP options show up.
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on the m4 with 437 wheels and stock tire size 15mm spacers all around fit perfect and no rub. but you'll need extended wheel lugs or a wheel stud conversion kit. so its another expense. as for springs your gonna get so many opinions. I think emd has a new competition design. I have h&r super sport which is the lowest I believe drop out there. look great. but already replaced the front strut because they were blown, over time, but I will be buying coilovers when I'm ready. but 15mm spacers all around and extended wheel studs are a must
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No sense getting HAS. Just find a drop you like and stick with it. If you're planning on tracking it, get some coil overs, camber plates, etc.

But if you're like me, and just looking to make everything flush, I highly recommend the Emmanuel Design springs and 12mm spacers all around. Got it all for under $400. Great ride. No complaints.

No sense in spending the extra money for HAS you're never going to adjust that's way harder to install and way more expensive.
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No sense getting HAS. Just find a drop you like and stick with it. If you're planning on tracking it, get some coil overs, camber plates, etc.

But if you're like me, and just looking to make everything flush, I highly recommend the Emmanuel Design springs and 12mm spacers all around. Got it all for under $400. Great ride. No complaints.

No sense in spending the extra money for HAS you're never going to adjust that's way harder to install and way more expensive.
How is the lip scraping? You using slip lo?
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No sense getting HAS. Just find a drop you like and stick with it. If you're planning on tracking it, get some coil overs, camber plates, etc.

But if you're like me, and just looking to make everything flush, I highly recommend the Emmanuel Design springs and 12mm spacers all around. Got it all for under $400. Great ride. No complaints.

No sense in spending the extra money for HAS you're never going to adjust that's way harder to install and way more expensive.
How is the lip scraping? You using slip lo?
Unfortunately it got destroyed by a piece of tire I didn't see in the road. Luckily it was a replica so I was only out ~$500. I do believe that if it wasn't for my lip it would have damaged my front bumper.

Before that it definitely took a little extra awareness and care to navigate everywhere. But I live in Houston and deal with some pretty rough roads; still, for me, totally worth the look.
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Hi Guys,

Just got my hands on a 2016 M4 Mineral white and I was wondering what setup of springs and spacers should I go for to get rid of the OEM gap.
I am not looking to be slammed but just to reduce the gap and to make the car look nicer. The car sites on 437m.

Thank you.
David
Hmm, interesting. First of all, is this allowed by the rules? Won't they think that you are trying to change the vehicle design.
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