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      11-13-2019, 10:33 AM   #12

Drives: 2018 M2
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Originally Posted by VisualEcho View Post

I'll be the first to admit I'm no expert, but I do have friends in the field, and they tell me that factory struts are purchased for pennies,and are designed to last x amount of miles based on a certain range of movement and with a specific spring/damping rate (so basically all the things you mentioned). The worst news is that the issue seems to be pervasive across all brands.

But since I offer no proof, you can take my comments with a grain of salt.
My experiences may be anecdotal but I fully agree with what you said. Lowering springs will absolutely destroy stock shocks. The only viable solution is to find shocks that are designed for lowering springs. Bilstein does this, but they don't make them for the M2.
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