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    The M3 rear shocks are firmer damping for sure, but essentially the same... I would leave them on personally if they are good and not causing any other issues. As already mentioned, the spring makes the car stiffer not the shock...

    I do not think that the front shocks fit easily though, the mountings make the geometry different, if you wanted to, I think that you can interchange them, but it's quite a lot of bits/expense to swap over...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzy_007 View Post
    its the springs that keep the tyre on the road, the shock just smoothen the compression of the springs. the only difference they will make is the ride quality of your car, i.e soft, hard etc
    thanks m8 ive kept my old springs and the rear feels much better with them on
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    The M3 rear shocks are firmer damping for sure, but essentially the same... I would leave them on personally if they are good and not causing any other issues. As already mentioned, the spring makes the car stiffer not the shock...

    I do not think that the front shocks fit easily though, the mountings make the geometry different, if you wanted to, I think that you can interchange them, but it's quite a lot of bits/expense to swap over...
    thanks m8 i had them cheap i only needed the back as mine was leaking so i think il keep them on for now and sell the fronts
     
     

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