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      02-05-2009, 06:02 AM   #1
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Lowering Springs

What kind of lowering springs are there for my car 328i e90. Just like an average drop that everybody does.
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H&R Sport, Eibach Pro Kit.

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Eibach Sportlines are great if you want to slam it!
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if you want an average drop think about H&R sport springs ... 1 1/2 inch in front and 1/2 inch in the rear!
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i wanna maintain the comfertable feeling of driving my car haha i love the fact that im going 60 when i think im going 40 so smooth is there any springs for that?
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i wanna maintain the comfertable feeling of driving my car haha i love the fact that im going 60 when i think im going 40 so smooth is there any springs for that?
Eibach Pro-Kits Progressive design give a really smooth ride. That's what I have on my E93.
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H&R Sport, Eibach Pro Kit.

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When people say the kit do they mean just buy the springs? or
do they mean suspension kit?
I'm thinking of lowering my car but am I supposed to buy shocks + springs
to lower my car? (I'll be using car for 2 years should I just buy springs or shocks+springs)
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      02-16-2009, 11:07 PM   #9
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When people say the kit do they mean just buy the springs? or
do they mean suspension kit?
I'm thinking of lowering my car but am I supposed to buy shocks + springs
to lower my car? (I'll be using car for 2 years should I just buy springs or shocks+springs)
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When people say springs it doesn't mean the whole suspension upgrade. A whole suspension upgrade would mean Shocks, Struts, Springs, Etc.
If you jut want to lower your car get Springs, if you wont improved handling and a lower ride that you can adjust go with coil-overs. Most of us don't track so Springs are the way to go.
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FYI, you don't need coilovers to track the car.

Most people cant exceed the limits of the car in stock form because their driving skill is the largest limitation. Once you exceed those limits, then start upgrading accordingly.
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so r u guys saying that u need new shocks too if u lower the car?
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It's recommended to replace the shocks at the same time. Aftermarket springs have a stiffer spring rate which will wear out the factory strut quicker than the factory spring would. For this reason, you can save on labor by upgrading the springs and shocks at once.
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What kind of lowering springs are there for my car 328i e90. Just like an average drop that everybody does.
If you are looking for an average drop, then I would also suggest the H&R Sport kit! By going with the H&R Spring & shock combination, you get the perfect combination of handing, stance & ride quality!

The H&R Cup Kit provides an application-specific spring and shock system designed to deliver improved handling, uncompromised ride comfort and sleek styling in one precision-engineered package.

You can find the H&R sport kit for your specific application here:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-328...aign=postreply

Now if you are looking for height adjustablelity for your E90 then your best bet is an coilover kit.

Which can be found here for your application:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-328...ign=postreply]



Feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns! Hope that sheds some light on what your options are!

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what about just H&R sport spring or H&R race spring. are they close to stock ride?

euro noob :X
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what about just H&R sport spring or H&R race spring. are they close to stock ride?

euro noob :X
H&R Sport springs feature a spring rate that is firmer than that of the OE Sport spring but is still comfortable enough for daily use. Sport springs are an excellent choice for street and occasional track use.

The H&R race springs are for those who want the ultimate in handling - and an over-the-top highly aggressive look -- H&R Race Springs are the perfect solution. H&R Race Springs will lower your vehicle approximately 2.0 - 1.5 inches and should be matched with high-quality sport tuned shock absorbers.

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what about just H&R sport spring or H&R race spring. are they close to stock ride?

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H&R Sport is the closest match but will still be stiffer than the factory ride. The Eibach Pro Kit and H&R Sport spring are among the least aggressive suspension options. They are designed to improve handling and lower the car without being too aggressive for daily use.
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Koni FSD shocks w/ H&R race springs here. Ride is stiff, comfortable and the handling is a thing of beauty.

Koni Yellows are NOT going to give you the ride quality you're looking for as they are very stiff when coupled with the H&R race or sport springs.
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Say if I didnt want to switch out my factory shocks (non sport) until they blew, which spring would go best with them until I upgrade? I dont care about the labor cost.
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Say if I didnt want to switch out my factory shocks (non sport) until they blew, which spring would go best with them until I upgrade? I dont care about the labor cost.
Eibach Pro or H&R Sport ......... the less drop, the less strain on the factory shock/struts.
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