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      04-07-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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eibach springs on an xi

I just had the eibach pro springs installed on my 335xi.
The ride is a lot "smoother" and it also handles a lot better.
I will post more tomorrow. too tired right now
also please note that the springs havent fully settled yet
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looks very nice. Where did you get them and how much if you dont mind?
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I bought them from another member used. (they are the springs for a 335i not an Xi, that's why theres no positive front rake.)
and they were under $200,
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looks good man! that exxon looks familiar
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looks good man! that exxon looks familiar
lol yeah that's right, you live around there.

I only stopped there because I was on fumes
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Give it a couple days and post up the measurement from center of wheel to fender.
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I just had the eibach pro springs installed on my 335xi.
The ride is a lot "smoother" and it also handles a lot better.
I will post more tomorrow. too tired right now
also please note that the springs havent fully settled yet

damn that car looks farmiliar lol. so you like the ride quality bro?
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damn that car looks farmiliar lol. so you like the ride quality bro?
I love the ride quality, It's a lot more comfortable than stock.
Where'd you see my car?
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I love the ride quality, It's a lot more comfortable than stock.
Where'd you see my car?
at the shop, i seen it from all angles bro lol.
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at the shop, i seen it from all angles bro lol.
when were you there?
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when were you there?
he was probably working on your car lol. he's part of the supreme power install crew!
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haha shhhh.
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I bought them from another member used. (they are the springs for a 335i not an Xi, that's why theres no positive front rake.)
and they were under $200,
So the stock 335 sport springs are ok to use on our cars?
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So the stock 335 sport springs are ok to use on our cars?
+1. Did you change anything else besides the springs? Wont it make the shocks wear about fast by putting a sportier spring on them?
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+1. Did you change anything else besides the springs? Wont it make the shocks wear about fast by putting a sportier spring on them?
only replaced the springs, its not a dramatic drop so the struts and shocks in the back should be fine. they are a higher spring rate so the length of the actual spring doesnt matter as much.
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id be very curious in comparing the eibach spring rates to the HR sport springs for the XI. Are the eibachs linear or progressive??
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id be very curious in comparing the eibach spring rates to the HR sport springs for the XI. Are the eibachs linear or progressive??
i think they are linear, but dont quote me on that, i know they are alot higher of a spring rate, they took alot more to compress then the hrs.
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do you get that floaty sensation on the hwy like some people have said when using lowering springs only...?
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do you get that floaty sensation on the hwy like some people have said when using lowering springs only...?
Not really. I did notice that the car handles bumps more smoothly.
For instance if I go over a bump the car seems to bounce a little bit more, but I don't get jolted!
I don't know who else to explain it.

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I also installed the Eibach 335i springs on my Xdrive 335, and I love it. The car sits very level, and offers a very smooth ride. I have pics somewere...
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Yeah the ride is no where near as harsh as it is with coil overs.
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So the stock 335 sport springs are ok to use on our cars?
Yes they will fit, the only difference between the H&R springs for the I and Xi is mainly the rake (which stays the same) and a hair of a difference with the weight.
I chose Eibach because of all of the positive reviews.


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+1. Did you change anything else besides the springs? Wont it make the shocks wear about fast by putting a sportier spring on them?
No the shocks shouldnt wear out that much faster. Don't believe all the vendor bullshit you read on this forum. Especially if they are pitching a product they are selling


I will post more pics tonight. and also take the measurements someone asked for.
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