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H&R Cup Kit Spring+Shock Package for 1999-2006 BMW 3-Series [E46]


Quick Overview

Sku # : HR_Cup_Kit_E46_PR
Spring Type / Vehicle Model
H&R Cup Kit
Unlike competitors spring and shock kits, H&R Cup Kits are not merely a 'matched' spring and shock package, but rather a specially engineered 'solution' with springs and shocks being engineered individually in every application. This takes the guess work out of your spring and shock selection, and provides you with an application specific, precisely calibrated spring and shock set designed to deliver improved handling, uncompromised ride comfort and sleek styling in one precision engineered package.

"The H&R Cup Kit proved a great setup for a street car, returning impressive numbers but a well-damped and comfortable ride, even on sketchy surfaces" -- Sport Compact Car (April 2002).

H&R Cup Kits are an ideal solution for those that want aggressive looks and impressive handling at an affordable price. H&R's Cup Kits are specially engineered from the ground up with custom-designed springs and shocks that are developed together to work in perfect harmony.

Spring Selection
Our Cup Kits come with 2 different available spring fitments. You can choose our Sport Cup Kit with comes with Race springs or our Touring Cup Kit that comes with Sport springs. The cost and fitment options are the same on both so it is simply your preference on which to go with.

About Lowering Springs
Aftermarket springs are commonly used to lower the ride height and to reduce body roll. This is also often done when upgrading to a larger wheel and tire package. Generally speaking, the stiffer the spring rates (the amount of resistance a spring is set for against compression), the softer the sway bar setting can be set in order to achieve a similarly flat cornering response.

When trying to decide which lowering springs are right for you, your goal should not be to drop down the car as far as possible. In many cases, overly "slammed" cars may actually be illegal for road use and terrible performers. The ideal range of adjustment should be 0.5 to 2 inches using traditional lowering springs. Any lower, the height of the perch should be adjusted by using a ride-height adjustable coilover suspension.

Vehicle Model Chassis / Drivetrain Notes Approx. Front Lowering Approx. Rear Lowering Part Number
Coupe and Sedan E46 sport sus 1.5 1.2 31019-3
Sedan E46 w/o sport sus 2.1 1.7 31019-1
Sport Wagon E46 sport sus only 2.0 1.6 31016-4
Cabrio E46 sport sus 1.5 1.2 31016-4
Cabrio E46 w/o sport sus 2.0 1.6 31016-4


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