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      03-17-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
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Drives: 09 E92 328iX N51 3-Stage ->M6
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Blitzburgh, PA

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Arrow H&R+Bilstein or Eibach+Koni Impressions for xi

Vendors with experience encouraged to answer

OK, just bought a new set of the 18" Staggered MiRo 942's (BMW 313 Reps) & non-RFT tires to replace the factory 17's/RFT's on my 328ix E92

Time to also lower the car and get rid of the God awful 4x4 truck look. Not looking to go to extent of coilovers - just springs/shocks.

From all my reading, it appears that most go with either:

H&R Sport Springs/Bilstein Sports

H&R Sport
Bilstein Sports
Front Left: 35-142478 (F4-VE3-E247-H1)
Front Right: 35-142485 (F4-VE3-E248-H1)
Rear Left/Right: 24-120425 (F4-BE5-C042-H1)

Eibach Pro Kit Springs/Koni Sports or Bilstein

Eibach Pro
Koni Sport
Front Left: 8741-1535LSport (apparently not available)
Front Right: 8741-1535RSport (apparently not available)
Rear Left/Right: 8240-1236Sport

#1 Eibach does not list an ix specific spring, yet I know several members have used them. For those that are running Eibach's on E92 ix - are you using the 328i Coupe #2091.140, 328i Sedan #2085.140 or 328i Vert #2099.140 (which I found some vendors list as correct for 328ix Coupe also)?

#2 From member reviews, I gather the H&R springs offer bigger drop-but the ride is harsher, while Eibach's are less drop with comfortable ride. Is this the consensus?

I never intend to track the car - just normal every day driving. Roads here in Western PA are definitely not the best, but the non-RFT tires should soak up some of the shock over the RFT's.

Would you recommend H&R/Bilstein, Eibach/Bilstein for my application & why (if you have direct experience)...
2009 328ix E92//SGM//ACS Roof Spoiler//MTech Aero Lip+Trunk Spoiler//M3 Side Skirts//CF Roundels+Grilles//M3 Novillo Interior//Perf Shift Lever+Boot//MPerf DCT Wheel//M3 GT3 eBrake Handle+Boot//ACS Pedals//M3 Mirrors//LCI Tails w/LUX Rev//LUX 160 AE+MTec 6000K D1S+HPB HID 6000K Fogs//HPB LED Interior//RPI Scoops//CF Euro Airbox+Underhood Hsgs//K&N//BMW PE//MTech Rear Bumper-iS Sport Diffuser//CF Strut Brace//AA Stage3//BMW 193M's+Kumho 4X

Last edited by 1QuikWS6; 03-17-2011 at 12:45 PM.