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      08-25-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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drop springs for e90 328xi...HELP

Hey guys I need some help on choosing drop springs for my ride but I'm not to sure what I should go with, I want to get a brand that goes pretty low but idk what the difference between brands if you guys know anything please lmk what's a good drop and oh yeah feel free to post pics of e90 xi dropped as examples thanks in advance...empire328
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The Eibach Pro Lowering Springs provide a slightly more aggressive and raked stance than your stock suspension while still maintaining a comfortable ride (most comfortable compared to H&R Sport/Race). They will also fit your BMW's stock shocks and are a great and affordable way to increase handling while giving your car a lower stance. On average Eibach Pro Lowering Springs will lower your vehicle 1.2" in the front and 1.0" inches in the rear, providing for a lower center of gravity and improved handling. Pro Springs feature more control than that of the OEM springs, but are still comfortable for daily use. I'll shoot you over a PM with more details!

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The Eibach Pro Lowering Springs provide a slightly more aggressive and raked stance than your stock suspension while still maintaining a comfortable ride (most comfortable compared to H&R Sport/Race). They will also fit your BMW's stock shocks and are a great and affordable way to increase handling while giving your car a lower stance. On average Eibach Pro Lowering Springs will lower your vehicle 1.2" in the front and 1.0" inches in the rear, providing for a lower center of gravity and improved handling. Pro Springs feature more control than that of the OEM springs, but are still comfortable for daily use. I'll shoot you over a PM with more details!

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Alan could you give me more info on that set up too? Thanks
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The Eibach Pro Lowering Springs provide a slightly more aggressive and raked stance than your stock suspension while still maintaining a comfortable ride (most comfortable compared to H&R Sport/Race). They will also fit your BMW's stock shocks and are a great and affordable way to increase handling while giving your car a lower stance. On average Eibach Pro Lowering Springs will lower your vehicle 1.2" in the front and 1.0" inches in the rear, providing for a lower center of gravity and improved handling. Pro Springs feature more control than that of the OEM springs, but are still comfortable for daily use. I'll shoot you over a PM with more details!

- Alan
Hi Alan can you provide me more details with that setup as well? PM is not working for me yet. Can you please email me yu266167 AT Hotmail.com
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could i also Alan thanks
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Alan please also pm about the lowering... thx
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Alan could you give me more info on that set up too? Thanks
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Hi Alan can you provide me more details with that setup as well? PM is not working for me yet. Can you please email me yu266167 AT Hotmail.com
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I'm also very insterested on lowering my ride with this setup. My car info is as follow:

2011 328i XDrive with Sport Package. Please let me know with price info.
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The Eibach Pro Lowering Springs provide a slightly more aggressive and raked stance than your stock suspension while still maintaining a comfortable ride (most comfortable compared to H&R Sport/Race). They will also fit your BMW's stock shocks and are a great and affordable way to increase handling while giving your car a lower stance. On average Eibach Pro Lowering Springs will lower your vehicle 1.2" in the front and 1.0" inches in the rear, providing for a lower center of gravity and improved handling. Pro Springs feature more control than that of the OEM springs, but are still comfortable for daily use. I'll shoot you over a PM with more details!

- Alan
Your website doesn't show which part number can be used with the xi...can you share those details?
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Are the Eibachs gonna trash the factory shocks after a period of time?
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Are the Eibachs gonna trash the factory shocks after a period of time?
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hey wondering if anyone can help me, i have a 2011 328xi e90 with about 250lbs of subwoofer in the trunk. unfortunately it weighs down the rear of my car dropping it about an inch. how can i correct this? either raise the rear to stock height or lower the front?
if i put on h and r springs will the rear still lower more than the front even though the springs r stiffer? thanks
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I did a ton of research on this and the consensus is yes. People are getting about 7k-10k out of their factory shocks/struts when lowered. I have the Eibach Pro springs for the 335i installed and the ride is great and not harsh at all. I coupled these springs with Bilstein Sport Shocks/Struts that are designed for the XI and meant specifically to work with lowering springs. I don't have any complaints and the handling is great compared to stock and this is even on run flat tires. I have zero rake and can post pics showing wheel gap later on.

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I did a ton of research on this and the consensus is yes. People are getting about 7k-10k out of their factory shocks/struts when lowered. I have the Eibach Pro springs for the 335i installed and the ride is great and not harsh at all. I coupled these springs with Bilstein Sport Shocks/Struts that are designed for the XI and meant specifically to work with lowering springs. I don't have any complaints and the handling is great compared to stock and this is even on run flat tires. I have zero rake and can post pics showing wheel gap later on.
lol, where the hell did you get that nonsense?? There are plenty of people who have gone 50k+ miles on lowering springs with stock shocks. The thought that springs blow out stock shocks is grossly overblown
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Found almost all my info off this forum and bimmerfest. Just going by what I read.

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lol, where the hell did you get that nonsense?? There are plenty of people who have gone 50k+ miles on lowering springs with stock shocks. The thought that springs blow out stock shocks is grossly overblown
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Found almost all my info off this forum and bimmerfest. Just going by what I read.
Don't always believe what you read. Someone who only got 7-10k miles on their stock shocks may have already had 50k miles on their stock shocks. Lowering springs will not wear out stock shocks that quickly. The H&R's, which are the most aggressive sport spring, are only 20% stiffer than stock springs. To think that they would shorten stock shock life by 80% (assuming shocks last 75k - 100k miles) is absurd.
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The Eibach Pro Lowering Springs provide a slightly more aggressive and raked stance than your stock suspension while still maintaining a comfortable ride (most comfortable compared to H&R Sport/Race). They will also fit your BMW's stock shocks and are a great and affordable way to increase handling while giving your car a lower stance. On average Eibach Pro Lowering Springs will lower your vehicle 1.2" in the front and 1.0" inches in the rear, providing for a lower center of gravity and improved handling. Pro Springs feature more control than that of the OEM springs, but are still comfortable for daily use. I'll shoot you over a PM with more details!

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Can you pm me as well? thx.
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lol, where the hell did you get that nonsense?? There are plenty of people who have gone 50k+ miles on lowering springs with stock shocks. The thought that springs blow out stock shocks is grossly overblown
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Don't always believe what you read. Someone who only got 7-10k miles on their stock shocks may have already had 50k miles on their stock shocks. Lowering springs will not wear out stock shocks that quickly. The H&R's, which are the most aggressive sport spring, are only 20% stiffer than stock springs. To think that they would shorten stock shock life by 80% (assuming shocks last 75k - 100k miles) is absurd.
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I just did +/- 17K miles with Eibach springs on stock shocks that already had 30K miles on them and had no issues what so ever and the shocks still looked great

check out my thread for more info
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432973
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Your website doesn't show which part number can be used with the xi...can you share those details?

-Alan,

Any chance you can answer this? The **********s website doesn't show the Eibach Pro spring set up for e92 328xi's. I would assume the regular 328i set up would not be intended for the additional weight of the x drive.
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Any chance you can answer this? The **********s website doesn't show the Eibach Pro spring set up for e92 328xi's. I would assume the regular 328i set up would not be intended for the additional weight of the x drive.
He was mistaken, Eibach doesn't make a spring specifically for the xi. Many members use the i springs on their xi.
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