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      08-29-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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H&R Sports on my Lemans Blue E90 XI pics

So I already grew pretty tired of the 4x4 look my XI E90 has and had to do something quick. Friday night I installed a set of H&R sports and couldnt be happier. The car sits perfect, and rides great, not harsh or bumpy. I wouldnt really recommend following the DIY on this forum to a T for the XI cars however, there is a MUCH easier way. Im thinking about some wheel spacers as well. What size can I get away with on the stock wheels?

Here are some before and after pics.

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      08-30-2010, 12:05 AM   #3
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I have a 335i e92...would the drop be similar on those springs or slightly lower? Your drop is nice but i may want to go a little lower...lol
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Any reason as to why you didn't upgrade the shocks as well?
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      08-30-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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Great choice with the H&R Sport Springs as it definitely gets rid of the 4x4 look!
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I have a 335i e92...would the drop be similar on those springs or slightly lower? Your drop is nice but i may want to go a little lower...lol
It may be slightly lower as the non XI cars use a different spring part # and come lower then the XI does stock

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Any reason as to why you didn't upgrade the shocks as well?
I didnt feel the need to have to replace them, didnt want to spend the money. And if they do blow out, I work for BMW
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It may be slightly lower as the non XI cars use a different spring part # and come lower then the XI does stock



I didnt feel the need to have to replace them, didnt want to spend the money. And if they do blow out, I work for BMW
It just seems a little unfair people paying 1k+, and you get too just buy springs.

How's the ride quality ? Did handling get better?
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It just seems a little unfair people paying 1k+, and you get too just buy springs.

How's the ride quality ? Did handling get better?
Nothing is stopping people from buying just springs. Alot of people have fear that they will blow out their shocks/struts, unless you are slamming the thing to the ground and plan on putting 100k miles on the suspension, I wouldnt really worry about it.

Ride quality didnt suffer at all from what I can tell. It feels a little tighter in the turns, but definitely not a harsh ride. I DD the car and I have no complaints.
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I too have an Xi. Just hit 80k on it. I've been wanting to do this for a while But now I think the suspension is too pld to do just springs. What can I get thats affordable in a full suspension??
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Doesn't the x-drive sport sit higher than the regular sport suspension?
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Doesn't the x-drive sport sit higher than the regular sport suspension?
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WOW drop looks great!!!
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It looks great. Because one of your pictures, I just brought 4-set of wheels and tires like yours. It look good on my 2006 325i standard package too. I also just ordered 4 H&R Sport Spring too. Whenever you have spacers put on, please post the pictures. Thank you so much
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I too have an Xi. Just hit 80k on it. I've been wanting to do this for a while But now I think the suspension is too pld to do just springs. What can I get thats affordable in a full suspension??
KW V1? $1,500 for us XI people.
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Great drop looks amazing
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Nice job!
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I am waiting for someone answer Juice46's question "What size can I get away with on the stock wheels?" so i can do the same.
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