The BMW M3 F80 is already pretty darn good right out of the box, but some owners want a little more.
This quick article will give a rundown of the best lowering spring kits for BMW F80 M3 based on sales and customer reviews.
Aftermarket performance lowering springs are an affordable way to change the appearance, stance, and handling of your vehicle, and are a great option for daily driven street cars and for upgrade projects with tight budgets.
Lowering spring install cost will usually run 3-5 hours at your mechanics hourly rate.
Before deciding on a F80 BMW lowering spring kit, take a look at your shocks age and mileage. Installing lowering springs on worn shocks or struts is not a smart idea.
Save on labor costs installing new shocks at the same time as lowering springs.
Here is a list of our top 5 lowering spring kits for the BMW F80 M3.
We highly recommend any of them. The final decision is ultimately yours. (#1 has been our top seller for the past 3 years)
#5. AST Lowering Spring Kit
AST suspension lowering springs will lower the M3 center of gravity without giving up the comfort you are used to with the OEM springs.
AST lowering springs are a direct replacement of the OEM springs and have been developed especially for each vehicle specific. Made out of the best material on the best Wafios coiling machines available.
- Developed and tested to work flawlessly with stock dampers
- Progressive design for the best lowering and performance
- Over 2500 different applications
#4 KW Height Adjustable Lowering Springs
KW is a top name in the coilover business, providing suspension components to top race teams around the world.
They have recently introduced these beautiful height adjustable, progressive rate lowering springs that give the flexibility of a coilover at an affordable lowering spring price point.
KW height adjustable spring kits are a great alternative to conventional lowering springs. You now longer have to be satisfied with a fixed lowering height.
KW HAS systems allow you to adjust the vehicle ride height with the KW height adjuster even after the kit has been installed.
Lowering ranges are set by KW per vehicle within a safe lowering range that won't effect geometry.
#3 H&R VTF Height Adjustable Lowering Springs
H&R was the first brand to bring a quality lowering spring to the aftermarket.
They now offer a new height adjustable kit for M3 owners who want to adjust ride height when needed.
- Lowers approx. 0.30 – 2.7” on average
- Designed to work with original equipment electronic shocks
- Precision adjustment collars and spring perches
H&R VTF kits are designed to work with your vehicles original electronic shocks. Specific M3 spring rates provide superb ride quality and comfort, while reducing body roll, offering more balance and control.
H&R VTF packages are made with light weight, high tensile strength spring alloy, feature a limited lifetime warranty, and are TÜV approved.
VTF stands for "Verstellbar Tieferlegungs Federn" which translated to adjust lower spring I believe.
#2 Vogtland Sport Lowering Spring Kit
Although not as well known as some of the more popular suspension brands, Vogltand has been winding high quality springs in Germany for different applications since 1903.
They recently have entered the vehicle suspension niche and have been hitting it out of the park ever since with affordable kits that never disappoint.
Vogtland BMW M3 lowering spring kits are made with only high-tensile chrome-silicon-alloy.
Progressive rate spring design that yields a perfectly level 1.4 inches of lowering that won't make the M3 ride harsh or bumpy.
An aggressive new stance for your BMW M3 without sacrificing ride quality.
The Vogltand kit is also the most affordable kit of the 5.
#1 H&R Sport Lowering Spring Kit
Without a doubt the H&R sport lowering spring kit is our top seller. Not just for BMW, but across the board.
- Lowers 1.5 - 1.8” on average
- Superb ride quality
H&R lowering springs will not set or sag, they are designed and manufactured to be strong, resilient, and more durable than other automotive coil springs.
All H&R springs are crafted from a special (hf) 54SiCr6 spring steel to ensure premium quality and performance.
H&R springs are shot-peened to increase their life by more than 200%.
All production is completed in-house so product quality is ensured. Each spring is 100% tested before leaving H&R’s ISO9001 certified production facility in Germany.
H&R Sport Springs will lower the F80 M3's center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling.
The progressive spring rate design provides superb ride quality and comfort. Spring rates are engineered just for the M3.
So there you have it.
Our list of the best lowering springs for F80 M3. This list is fairly consistent with other European vehicles as well.
Which ever kit you choose you can rest assured any of these 5 will fit and perform great and last the life of your M3.
If you aren't after ride height adjustability you can't go wrong with the tried and true H&R sport spring kit.
If money is tight then the high quality Vogtland kit is for you.
The new ride height adjustable kits are the newest items to hit the market and are a great idea if you don't want to commit to a set of coilovers.
Installing lowering springs can be tricky and potentially dangerous.
If you are not experienced with suspension work, please search "lowering spring install near me" for help. Or let us find someone in your area to install your new spring kit.
For other great suspension upgrade ideas please see our blog The 5 best suspension upgrades for 2022
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