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      08-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Anyone on here running this set-up? Looking to go with this kit when my stock shocks/struts decide to fail on me.
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      08-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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Anyone on here running this set-up? Looking to go with this kit when my stock shocks/struts decide to fail on me.
Stucks I believe. Find him and PM him. He switched from coilovers to this kit because he was tired of getting beat up.
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      08-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
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Stucks I believe. Find him and PM him. He switched from coilovers to this kit because he was tired of getting beat up.
Yup. They ride much better. They don't handle as good as coilovers, but I dont go around turns at 50 miles over the speedlimit, so who cares.
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      08-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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Yup. They ride much better. They don't handle as good as coilovers, but I dont go around turns at 50 miles over the speedlimit, so who cares.
Nicee...did you do the install youself? This is probably going to be one of my next mods
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      08-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #5
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Stucks what did you do for bump stops? Do you use the existing or do new ones come with the kit?
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      08-10-2012, 07:10 PM   #6
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Anyone on here running this set-up? Looking to go with this kit when my stock shocks/struts decide to fail on me.
Yes been running mine for little over a week. They are just shocks and springs nothing else. You will not regret going this way. Took a few quick photos for you. Car is dirty as hell. Been raining here.

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      08-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #7
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Stucks what did you do for bump stops? Do you use the existing or do new ones come with the kit?
I did not do the install, but the directions indicated to cut the stock bumpstops. Thats what the shop did, measured and cut the stop bump stops.
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I'm running this setup as well. been running it for over a year without issues. I love the stock-like look but with reduced wheel gap. Ride quality is like stock sport suspension but without the loud violent crashing over bumps in the road. I have some pics on my laptop I can put up later.
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thanx fellas...I wanna go this route but I have an X drive can I still use the sane kit?
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You can. I have an xdrive with bilstein and eibach pro 335i springs and it is perfect.

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      08-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #11
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I was told that the shocks/struts in this kit are different for i/xi...is this true?
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      08-16-2012, 09:16 AM   #12
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I was told that the shocks/struts in this kit are different for i/xi...is this true?
MakkkD, you are correct. Since the front struts from a 335i are NOT compatible with a 335i xdrive car, the Eibach Pro-System Kit will not be 100% compatible. The Eibach Pro Kit (which soley consists of springs) will fit our xdrive vehicles, but you will have to look into Bilsteins or Koni Yellow Adjustables for shock/strut replacement.
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MakkkD, you are correct. Since the front struts from a 335i are NOT compatible with a 335i xdrive car, the Eibach Pro-System Kit will not be 100% compatible. The Eibach Pro Kit (which soley consists of springs) will fit our xdrive vehicles, but you will have to look into Bilsteins or Koni Yellow Adjustables for shock/strut replacement.
thank you youngblood...I wanted to get this system from Eibach b/c when using springs its always good to match them up with compatible shocks/struts that will respond to the springs correctly nah mean
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The springs and shocks do not fit the xDrive as a system. People have used the Eibach springs on their xi's even though they are for RWD cars but the shocks will not fit.
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      08-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #15
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thank you youngblood...I wanted to get this system from Eibach b/c when using springs its always good to match them up with compatible shocks/struts that will respond to the springs correctly nah mean
Totally understand, it's one of the main reasons I've held off on doing any suspension mods to my XDrive. I know there are members on here that have run both types of shocks/struts with the Pro-Kit and have had good results, however. Needless to say, I'm waiting for a few more long term reviews before I take the plunge .
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