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      02-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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SP front lowering perches on xi?

okay here's the story. i drive 2011 e92 328xi lowered with h&r sport springs.

everything's good except 'raked' look.

so far i found that eibach 'i' springs or coilovers will solve this problem but i simply don't want to spend that much again just for looks.

then i found about lowering perch from supreme power, which will give me about 0.5" lower front. but from what i've read, it does not fit on xi models.

is there any solutions yet? anyone done this to your xi?
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      02-21-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Run the "i" springs instead with some bilstein struts. Everyone that's done it says it fixes the rake, and the bouncy, vague steering issues that come with the stock setup.
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      03-02-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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has anyone had any luck with a lower profile perch on the xi?
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      03-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
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Run the "i" springs instead with some bilstein struts. Everyone that's done it says it fixes the rake, and the bouncy, vague steering issues that come with the stock setup.

If the "i" fits, the why do they make xi ones? Does it drop the front more? Only reason im going coilovers is because drops I've seen on bilsteins and h&r xi or eibachs, still look rakish kinda.. back sits lower
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      03-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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I run eibach "i" with the bilstein sport xi struts/shocks- and yes, this is the magic combo of springs/shocks & struts for an xi if your not doing a coilover set up
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      07-09-2012, 10:44 AM   #6
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only one person has confirmed this to work . any others that have done this (magic combo)
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      07-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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I'm running the eibach "i" springs on my bilsteins. They're great. More daily-driver friendly than the H&Rs, and the rear wheels won't look dumped.

There are a number of xi drivers running the eibachs, all with good reports. Runs some searches. Just don't upgrade springs (any brand) without doing the struts. You'll be supremely disappointed with the performance once the luster of the better stance wears off.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=664385

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      07-13-2012, 09:49 AM   #8
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I will be testing this out tomorrow with the lowering perches and taking pictures as I go so this can be put to rest being that it works or doesn't work. I will be installing D5,D4 ZSP springs on E90 LCI XDRIVE along with Koni yellow's sport struts and shocks.
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I will be testing this out tomorrow with the lowering perches and taking pictures as I go so this can be put to rest being that it works or doesn't work. I will be installing D5,D4 ZSP springs on E90 LCI XDRIVE along with Koni yellow's sport struts and shocks.
Nice! Interested to see the outcome.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...8#post12333628

I have posted pics and why this will not work. its on the last page of this link
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      07-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #11
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I have now completed this with sp lowering perches and buying E90 I front tophats and it has worked perfectly. so it can be done i purchased the tophats made by lemforder
http://www.autopartsway.com/PartDeta...33-1779570/LEM. good luck to all
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I have now completed this with sp lowering perches and buying E90 I front tophats and it has worked perfectly. so it can be done i purchased the tophats made by lemforder
http://www.autopartsway.com/PartDeta...33-1779570/LEM. good luck to all
Post pics of the post-install! Very interested to see how it turned out.
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      07-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #13
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i will but problem is I put on new wheels so its very hard to tell
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i will but problem is I put on new wheels so its very hard to tell
Ah, alright. So just to clear it up, all you needed were the i-specific top hats for install? Nothing else? Is it just plug and play once you've gotten the perches and top hats?
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That's correct
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That's correct
and will these fit a pre lci e90?

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I've got H&R sport springs for my E91 328XI, I want to run these perches but they will only work with E90 non-xi strut tops correct? Or do I have to switch to non-xi springs with non-xi strut tops?
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I've got H&R sport springs for my E91 328XI, I want to run these perches but they will only work with E90 non-xi strut tops correct? Or do I have to switch to non-xi springs with non-xi strut tops?
If you give me a week or two ill let you know. I'm on xi springs. Just ordered the perchs and the i top hats.
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e90 lci xdrive WITH D5, D4 SPRINGS and SP lowering perches with Lemforder sport spring tophats and KONI adjustables on all four



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just as an update i got the perchs and "i" tophats in the mail. during install the threaded section on the shaft of the shock broke off while tightening the nut. have koni sports coming in a few days.
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installed these with koni yellows, H&R sport, sp lowering perchs, 09 "i" tophats. and my car is actually higher than with my stock perchs and tophats. ill give it a little time to settle. if not these are coming off.
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Make sure the shocks is all the way down in spindle and that perch is properly installed
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