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      04-12-2009, 10:18 AM   #45
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just bought a set of eibachs for 328i to use with my coupe. So you think the ride will be softer than the H&R's that are 328xi specific?
yes they should
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So pretty much I have decided to go with Eibach pro kit springs as I don't require coilovers for a DD.

I just want a nice drop and minimal harshness. I think I am going to go w/the Eibach.

I went to Tire Rack as they stock these and input that I had a 2009 E90 335i (non x drive) w/sports package and I came up with these:

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...140&perfCode=S

Does that sound right?

I have a 2009 E90 335i w/X-Drive.
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Yup, that's the correct kit to buy.
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**********s and jlevis has them also.
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So pretty much I have decided to go with Eibach pro kit springs as I don't require coilovers for a DD.

I just want a nice drop and minimal harshness. I think I am going to go w/the Eibach.

I went to Tire Rack as they stock these and input that I had a 2009 E90 335i (non x drive) w/sports package and I came up with these:

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...140&perfCode=S

Does that sound right?

I have a 2009 E90 335i w/X-Drive.
I guess your getting Supreme Power to do the install?
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I guess your getting Supreme Power to do the install?
hahaha

i DIY everything on my cars either solo or w/a little help from my friends.
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hahaha

i DIY everything on my cars either solo or w/a little help from my friends.
I wish I was brave enough to try that..

make sure you get an alignment afterwords.
I didnt and hit a huge pothotle and destroyed my rim and tire..
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I wish I was brave enough to try that..

make sure you get an alignment afterwords.
I didnt and hit a huge pothotle and destroyed my rim and tire..
lol if something goes wrong you can always fix it.

yeah i plan on it. will def be going to Mr.M Car since he does the alignments and corner balancing on my m3
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lol if something goes wrong you can always fix it.

yeah i plan on it. will def be going to Mr.M Car since he does the alignments and corner balancing on my m3
I bring mine to EuroTire in fairfield, they've been working on Bimmers for 37 years.
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I bring mine to EuroTire in fairfield, they've been working on Bimmers for 37 years.
i had my m3 aligned there and found the guys to be assholes.

i don't really care how long they have been working w/BMWs, the fact remains they are rude and really obnoxious (i brought my car to YOUR shop remember, not the other way around)

if you go to MrMCar, Don Fields (Mr.M) will ask you what you do with your car, and what settings you would like, and what is on your car to maximize the performance. Although its mostly track set ups, he will give you a nice setting that will maximize performance in all arenas of driving.

For that customer communication and attention to detail, I would only go with Mr.M Car.

www.mrmcar.com
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really? they've always been supernice to me, Ive been there about 6 times total. never any problems.
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i had my m3 aligned there and found the guys to be assholes.

i don't really care how long they have been working w/BMWs, the fact remains they are rude and really obnoxious (i brought my car to YOUR shop remember, not the other way around)

if you go to MrMCar, Don Fields (Mr.M) will ask you what you do with your car, and what settings you would like, and what is on your car to maximize the performance. Although its mostly track set ups, he will give you a nice setting that will maximize performance in all arenas of driving.

For that customer communication and attention to detail, I would only go with Mr.M Car.

www.mrmcar.com
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I was comparing the drop of the Eibach E90 prokit springs for a 06 330i part #2085.140 (1.2"/1.0") vs Eibach E90 prokit springs for a 07 335i part #2092.140 (1.4"/1.0")

If i were to get some Eibach springs for my car, i'd prob go with the springs for a 335i for my 06 330xi since the drop upfront is lower and would prob get rid of the front rake much better. However, im wondering if that application would still work on my car. Im assuming it will.

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I left my front plates out, but on mine they were only 1/8" thick.
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so you removed the 1/8" spacer in the front shock tower?
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I'm with you gofast! i'm having the same dilemnia. But in my case, it is for the e92 328xi. So should i get the eibach pro kit for the 328i? And i am currently running 245/35/19 all around. Do you think there will be any rubbing issues? Thanks
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Snowball did my 335 xi e92 last Saturday with Eibach Pro Kit for i and it came out great, looks way better, highly recommend.
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the only drawback after having the springs on for 2 weeks, is the ride is slightly more harsh, I can feel every bump and crack in the road.
it could be because i have 19 inch rims with shitty general tires
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the only drawback after having the springs on for 2 weeks, is the ride is slightly more harsh, I can feel every bump and crack in the road.
it could be because i have 19 inch rims with shitty general tires
hmm would it be even more harsh then running the standard H&R xi springs?
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NO!

If a dealer tries that bull shit, try a different one
BMW would absolutely have the right to affect your warranty with regards to other suspension components or any other affect the non OEM springs have on the car.

example: suppose after you install the stiffer springs, your dashboard starts to rattle (very common with stiffer suspension) - why would they be responsible? Lowering the car will put more stress on the stock shocks, links, sway bars etc. If any of those parts ever fail (unlikely) after installing stiffening springs, you better believe BMW will not repair them under warranty. That said, I wouldn't worry about it as the odds of any of those failures with the exception of developing rattle noises is pretty small.
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hmm would it be even more harsh then running the standard H&R xi springs?
don't know.
I think it has to do with the new wheels though..
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well i have 19' 230's on my car at the moment, im sure its going to be a tad bit harsher than stock but im just hoping not to feel an earthquake every time i drive
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the only drawback after having the springs on for 2 weeks, is the ride is slightly more harsh, I can feel every bump and crack in the road.
it could be because i have 19 inch rims with shitty general tires
Wait, so did you have the 19's before you got the springs, or did you get both at the same time?
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so you removed the 1/8" spacer in the front shock tower?
Yes I did remove the front spacer. So far I have put about 900 miles on and not had an issue yet.
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