E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > lower my E90 320i



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
bonnie
New Member
 
Drives: E90 320i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

lower my E90 320i

Hi all, I am a newble. I want buy Eibach pro-kit spring to lower down my car, but I cannot find my model on the list. As I know that, 325i is more heavy than my 320i, so I think it may not fix for me if I just choice 325i spring for my 320i. Could anyone give some comment for me? Thanks a lot.
bonnie is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      07-07-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
SV Concepts III
Lieutenant General
 
Drives: BMW Duh
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clara

Posts: 17,022
iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to SV Concepts III
Eibach only lists the US models for their spring sets but you can run these on a 320. However, the spring rate is designed for the heavier models so your car will sit lower than what Eibach rates due to the weight difference. I am not sure how much lower as it depends on the weight difference.
SV Concepts III is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-07-2009, 11:53 PM   #3
bonnie
New Member
 
Drives: E90 320i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

My car 320 is lighter than 325, so I think the car will not that lower. Please correct me if I am wrong. Also, do you have Eibach email? I think to ask them to more detail.

So do you have any other suggestion for low down my car? Please help and thanks
bonnie is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
200Duece
Colonel
 
200Duece's Avatar
 
Drives: '73 2002,'12 X5 35d,'12 335 SL
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: A Whale's Vagina, Ca

Posts: 2,552
iTrader: (5)

physically the springs are shorter than the stock springs but as you mentioned the little bit less that your car weights may have an effect on the amount the car is lowered once the springs settle.

So your car will lower on the Eibach springs but maybe not as much as described by Eibach for the car the springs are meant for
__________________


1988 E28 535is Euro Conversion --- sold
2009 E90 335 6MT --- sold
200Duece is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2009, 12:03 PM   #5
bonnie
New Member
 
Drives: E90 320i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

Yes, that is what I am think about. So if I select sportline Kit, is it a better choice? I just want lower my car but can keep the existing handling -_-
bonnie is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2009, 12:56 PM   #6
SV Concepts III
Lieutenant General
 
Drives: BMW Duh
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clara

Posts: 17,022
iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to SV Concepts III
Sorry I was mixed up in my previous post. You are right, since the car is lighter, it will sit higher than the rated drop.

If you are looking for lower, the Sportline is a better choice but this is a more aggressive spring so it will ride stiffer and significantly lower the car.
SV Concepts III is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2009, 01:54 PM   #7
200Duece
Colonel
 
200Duece's Avatar
 
Drives: '73 2002,'12 X5 35d,'12 335 SL
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: A Whale's Vagina, Ca

Posts: 2,552
iTrader: (5)

get ghetto on that ish and cut 1 coil off the bottom of the stock springs. same ride and lower height
__________________


1988 E28 535is Euro Conversion --- sold
2009 E90 335 6MT --- sold
200Duece is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-09-2009, 12:11 AM   #8
bonnie
New Member
 
Drives: E90 320i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

If the spring too stiff, it may decrease the car handling and have a jump feel on the road >_<.

200Duece is suggest cut spring, right? I think I will not do that because it can low down the car but it will bring out many problem of short soft spring -_-

Is it E90 is not popular to find parts? E46 have so many choice on that ........
bonnie is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST