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      02-06-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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After searching, many people say the H&R springs are too rough, and I had eibachs (pro kit springs) on my last vehicle that were great. However, I read that having an e92 sport, those will only drop my car ~.5 of an inch? Is this true?

I would love to go with some KW v2's but this is a leased vehicle, so it's not worth it to me. I am also planning to compliment it with some Koni Yellows.

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Yes, thats true on the drop. I had Eibach on my E90 and really liked the drop.
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      02-07-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
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Yes, thats true on the drop. I had Eibach on my E90 and really liked the drop.
So it didnt even lower it a full inch? You liked the ride or the .5" drop?
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After searching, many people say the H&R springs are too rough, and I had eibachs (pro kit springs) on my last vehicle that were great. However, I read that having an e92 sport, those will only drop my car ~.5 of an inch? Is this true?

I would love to go with some KW v2's but this is a leased vehicle, so it's not worth it to me. I am also planning to compliment it with some Koni Yellows.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

Blake

I have been wondering the same thing - one area of confusion is the difference in drop height between the e92 and e90. All of the posts in a search say that Eibach Pro drops the car 1.2 in the front without a sport suspension but I have also read that all e92s come with sport springs whereas e90s do not. This somewhat explains why Eibach's site lists the e92 pro kit at a 1.0 drop in the front and the e90 at a 1.4.

Does this make sense to anyone or is the Eibach truely only a .5 inch drop in the front (1.2 - .6 or .7 for the non sport springs)?

Take a look at the post below - I believe the pro kit on the e92 looks perfect here but it also looks like more than a .5 inch drop...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80171
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It's not a huge difference in lowering. On my sedan with sports package it lowered it a bit. Just about right, maybe a tiny bit more than I was looking for. Don't see it being any different for a coupe. Ride, handling (with shocks), and aesthetics are fine.
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I have been wondering the same thing - one area of confusion is the difference in drop height between the e92 and e90. All of the posts in a search say that Eibach Pro drops the car 1.2 in the front without a sport suspension but I have also read that all e92s come with sport springs whereas e90s do not. This somewhat explains why Eibach's site lists the e92 pro kit at a 1.0 drop in the front and the e90 at a 1.4.

Does this make sense to anyone or is the Eibach truely only a .5 inch drop in the front (1.2 - .6 or .7 for the non sport springs)?

Take a look at the post below - I believe the pro kit on the e92 looks perfect here but it also looks like more than a .5 inch drop...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80171
Thanks for the info. It looks like the eibach doesn't drop the e92 much. I will be putting 19" iforged wheels on in a week or so, I guess I will have to see how much it will need to be lowered once I get those wheels on. I just don't want a harsh ride, but I may have to go with the H&R's.
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Looks like there is a kit for the 335xi too now from Eibach
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Looks like there is a kit for the 335xi too now from Eibach
I saw that, I believe I read on another thread that they had a part number but it wasn't actually released or something of the sort.
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Thanks for the info. It looks like the eibach doesn't drop the e92 much. I will be putting 19" iforged wheels on in a week or so, I guess I will have to see how much it will need to be lowered once I get those wheels on. I just don't want a harsh ride, but I may have to go with the H&R's.
No problem - I'm almost sure the front Eibach is more than .5 inches from a Sport set up - more like the 1 inch listed on their website.
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No problem - I'm almost sure the front Eibach is more than .5 inches from a Sport set up - more like the 1 inch listed on their website.
On my car it was something like 0.5" or maybe a bit more... but nothing drastic.
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From what I've heard recently is that both H&R and Eibach springs dont drop the E92 as low as they do on the E90. No one really knows why but here is my thinking: the E92 already comes standard with sport suspension and already does sit lower than the E90. Thus with lowering springs, the E90 will receive a more substantial drop while the E92, already is lower than the E90, will not receive as low of a drop. I doubt it's caused by the components in the E92 because those springs work for both models.
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