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      03-20-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Anyone in DC area to install my Sport Springs?

I am buying either Eibach springs or H&R Springs (which would you get?) for my 335i sedan and just wondering if there are any techs in the area that could put them on for cheaper than the dealer would ask. I used to work at Acura and had a tech put Eibachs on my TSX for $40...
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PM Ase2dais, he has a contact in Springfield with reasonable rates ($250 I think) but not $40 reasonable though-that's a steal. Please let us know if you have $40 hook ups for us
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I just got H&R yesterday and love them so far. The stock sport shocks seem to handle them fine and they are nicely firm and controlled.
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Some would argue that the eibach rides softer and is more suitable for our ill maintained roadways...not sure, I know most of the folks here have the H&R springs (but most folks are in sunny california).
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PM Ase2dais, he has a contact in Springfield with reasonable rates ($250 I think) but not $40 reasonable though-that's a steal. Please let us know if you have $40 hook ups for us
Great, thanks. That deal was through one of my Teks at Acura, a couple years ago. Unfortunately, no longer valid...

So go with Eibach huh? I personally liked the ride in my TSX w/ Eibachs.
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I guess I have another question then....Should I even get the pro kit put on if I have the sport suspension. I assumed it would be a noticeable drop, but it sounds like that's not necessarily true (other threads). What do you think? SHould I go with the Sport kit?
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I guess I have another question then....Should I even get the pro kit put on if I have the sport suspension. I assumed it would be a noticeable drop, but it sounds like that's not necessarily true (other threads). What do you think? SHould I go with the Sport kit?
Yes, if you revisit the many threads (unfortunately they are H&R biased), a difference in ride height is easily realized even coming from a ZSP equipped car. If you're after the aesthetics, I'd say go for it.
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When I have the choice between Eibach Prokit and H&R Sport, I chose Eibach. I am sure H&R is a great product but I prefer Eibach. Unfortunately, Eibach doesn't have an application for my E91 so I have the H&R ready for when I get the car.
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Great. Thanks again! This is my new favorite website...
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Some would argue that the eibach rides softer and is more suitable for our ill maintained roadways...not sure, I know most of the folks here have the H&R springs (but most folks are in sunny california).
Even over hard bumps and ruts, Ive noticed no appreciable loss of comfort over stock ZSP. But the car certainly rebounds faster and seems tighter overall.
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Even over hard bumps and ruts, Ive noticed no appreciable loss of comfort over stock ZSP. But the car certainly rebounds faster and seems tighter overall.
Great feedback, thanks!
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ooh where in 'murrland' lol im from near annapolis.
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zomg, all you need is a spring compressor, pretty simply DIY! My friend has one, if you want to come down to Fairfax. Price: FREE. If you're interested, let me know, I'll ask my friend.
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zomg, all you need is a spring compressor, pretty simply DIY! My friend has one, if you want to come down to Fairfax. Price: FREE. If you're interested, let me know, I'll ask my friend.
Whazzzat? Did you say free install??

I'm going to hold you to that
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Whazzzat? Did you say free install??

I'm going to hold you to that
Free, if my friend says it's free.

It's not really a hard installation, I'd do it for free if I had the tools.
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ooh where in 'murrland' lol im from near annapolis.
My family lives in Ellicott City, and theat's where I grew up. I can usually be found cousing trouble around the Laurel area now though, since that is where my GF lives.
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Free, if my friend says it's free.

It's not really a hard installation, I'd do it for free if I had the tools.
Fine! I'll try you out with my civic this weekend. I'll call you
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Fine! I'll try you out with my civic this weekend. I'll call you
How'd that work out?
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How'd that work out?
We never connected...

I will be in the same boat as you, I have a set of eibachs coming in. Perhaps we can do a group install someplace
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Free, if my friend says it's free.

It's not really a hard installation, I'd do it for free if I had the tools.
if anyone really knows how it gets done, Im open to the idea of bringing a mbrs car to Ft Belvior Auto Hobby shop where we can take it up on a lift, and they have the tools needed. To include Spring compressor, this is at cost to the car owner though, I believe its $5/hr for the lift w/ tools to use (aside from the compressor rental fee). I register it in the bay, you guys do the work, and we all learn.

just another Brain Fart!
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if anyone really knows how it gets done, Im open to the idea of bringing a mbrs car to Ft Belvior Auto Hobby shop where we can take it up on a lift, and they have the tools needed. To include Spring compressor, this is at cost to the car owner though, I believe its $5/hr for the lift w/ tools to use (aside from the compressor rental fee). I register it in the bay, you guys do the work, and we all learn.

just another Brain Fart!
And whose car shall have the honor of being the guinea pig

I don't trust myself with tools...
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