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      04-22-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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Eibach on stock suspension???

Maybe someone post this question already but I didnt want to run to all the threads,so is any body running this setup eibach on stock suspension and if is any good or worth it? And if it is, any pic.
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This ground has been heavily covered. Of the 8hrs since your post, you could have had your answer, then 7.5 hours of knowing it already with a simple search.

You're better of doing springs with new shocks/struts.
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This is what happend I will do wheels this year,and I know the xi look like a truck on 19" with out a drop,so I will do the hole suspension next year do to budget,I just want to make sure the is possible to do eibach on stock suspension at least until nex year,I will like to hear more feedback,but thank u guys for ur input .And yea awd addict I did search but I didnt see any on the xi,like on stock suspension,I didnt feel like going thru the thounsend thread in here...
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Seems like its most likely people get over the improved height quickly and realize how bad the ride is, and end up paying for labor twice.

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My advice to the OP is to pair new springs with new struts/shocks together.
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Seems like its most likely people get over the improved height quickly and realize how bad the ride is, and end up paying for labor twice.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...08&postcount=9


My advice to the OP is to pair new springs with new struts/shocks together.
U right paying twice for labor it will be 1/2 of the suspension kit,I will wait, put the wheels and drive it like that for now,I want it do it right the first time,thanks for the advise,I know u give me some advise before like eibach on bilstein,but I was trying do a shortcut but it wasnt going to be right,even if will work, anyway in the long run I will have to change the shocks and I will be paying twice for labor, dont make sense...
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Eibach is one of the few companies that design and test their springs around the factory dampers. Yes, it will work but sport shocks are obviously a better option. Will the Eibach springs blow out your factory dampers in 3 months? Probably not. If your car has low miles you will be just fine with Eibach springs and factory shocks. It's the people that put lowering springs on high mileage shocks that complain about their suspension riding horrible or shocks blowing out prematurely.
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Eibach is one of the few companies that design and test their springs around the factory dampers. Yes, it will work but sport shocks are obviously a better option. Will the Eibach springs blow out your factory dampers in 3 months? Probably not. If your car has low miles you will be just fine with Eibach springs and factory shocks. It's the people that put lowering springs on high mileage shocks that complain about their suspension riding horrible or shocks blowing out prematurely.
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It can be done but do it right!....get new shocks/struts and if your anal like me new mounts/bushings too
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I just installed the 335i Eibach Pro Springs in my XI on Thursday (stock struts/shocks). They definitely tightened up the handling and took care of the excessive wheel well gap.

As far as the ride... It's definitely much firmer and rides just fine on normal, flat road conditions. But! Any good dip or bump, you'll feel for sure. Shocks bottom out easily.

Long story short... I will be ordering struts/shocks ASAP.
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Thanks all u guys for the input,when the time come I will do it right I will buy everything,now my wheels are on the way,I cant way...
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I just installed the 335i Eibach Pro Springs in my XI on Thursday (stock struts/shocks). They definitely tightened up the handling and took care of the excessive wheel well gap.

As far as the ride... It's definitely much firmer and rides just fine on normal, flat road conditions. But! Any good dip or bump, you'll feel for sure. Shocks bottom out easily.

Long story short... I will be ordering struts/shocks ASAP.
I have installed just the fronts 3 weeks ago, including trimming the bumpstops, and I find the ride fine. I have no plans on upgrading my shocks unless the ride becomes too bouncy. When I have time to install the rears, maybe my opinion will change.
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