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      09-10-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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xi Spring Install Pics

Finally got my springs put on. Before and after pictures. I taped the fenders to get good before and accurate measurements. I will post the results later.

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Looks much better, which coils did you go with?
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did you but a coilover kit ?
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How much was the actual drop?
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H&R Sport Springs
Actual drop was 1.5" in the front and 1" in the rear. I wish the front was about .5 inch lower.
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Looks great, but does it void warranty?
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Looks great, but does it void warranty?
What part of the warranty?

It probably voids the warranty on my struts. I doubt it voids the warranty on my stereo.
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Looks good. Damn xi height.
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Looks great! The more I look at it the more I realize there's no way I DON'T wind up doing this to my e92. IMO yours is sitting at the perfect height. How's the ride quality so far? Any new creaks, pops or binding as a result of the springs?
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Did you have standard xi springs or OEM sport?
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+1 on wanting the front a tad bit lower. I run the same setup. Perfect in the rear, near perfect in the front.
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Looks great! The more I look at it the more I realize there's no way I DON'T wind up doing this to my e92. IMO yours is sitting at the perfect height. How's the ride quality so far? Any new creaks, pops or binding as a result of the springs?
Ride quality seems exactly the same. No creaks, pops or binding. The lowering is so minimal that it doesn't affect the stock setup much. I wish the suspension was a little stiffer. If I was going to keep this car more that 2-3 years, I would have put on new struts instead of just springs.


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Did you have standard xi springs or OEM sport?
OEM sport xi springs


Here is an picture of the OEM front spring vs. the H&R sport spring.
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H&R Sport Springs
Actual drop was 1.5" in the front and 1" in the rear. I wish the front was about .5 inch lower.
They'll probably settle a bit in a couple weeks and you'll get a bit more drop then.
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      09-12-2011, 05:27 AM   #15
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looks pretty good
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Looks sick bro! I just installed Eibach springs on my xi, can you pm me details of your wheel and tire setup??? I'm really interested in doing the same
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Awesome.
How much did the set run you?
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Heres mine on RACE Springs Yes XI slammed

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You dropped it on OEM struts too?

Do sedan sport springs fit on Xi Coupe, btw?
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Awesome.
How much did the set run you?
I think it was about $215. I paid $200 to put them on.

http://www.bimmerspeed.net/HR-Sport-...335i_p_47.html

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Heres mine on RACE Springs Yes XI slammed
I am interested to know what your front fender height is from the ground with the race springs. Mine (lowered) is 25.5 inches.

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You dropped it on OEM struts too?

Do sedan sport springs fit on Xi Coupe, btw?
Yes. I used the OEM struts. No issues with ride quality. I don't know how long they are going to last though. I'm not tracking it - just very spirited driving.

The sedan sport springs do fit the xi. The e90, 91, 92 all have different model numbers from H&R.
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Heres mine on RACE Springs Yes XI slammed
Your drop looks great.

Although, you should have returned your shopping cart to the designated spot. That's just bad manners to park it on the curb.
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