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      09-21-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Eibach spring question

Looking at Advance Autoparts' website, I can buy 2 different kinds for my '06 330i.

Part No. 2085.140 Pro-Kit Performance Lowering Springs; Front w/1.2 in. Drop And Rear w/1 in. Drop; Incl. Front/Rear Coil Springs

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Part No. 4.8520 Sportline Extreme Lowering Springs; Front w/2 in. Drop And Rear w/1.4 in. Drop; Incl. Front/Rear Coil Springs

Which are the better for my car? The Pro or the Sportline? I'm using stock 17" wheels.

How hard are these things to change out?
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      09-30-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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From my understanding the pro-kit will be a more compliant, streetable ride - with a decent drop.

The sportlines will be closer to what some would consider slammed, and will likely be harsher on the street.

Not sure about the effort, I've always had shops do these for me in the past. Good luck!
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^ agree with above. Swapping out is easy on a lift, do-able on jackstands. Impacts will help alot, and a good set of spring compressors are mandatory. There's a good guide in the DIY subforum.
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Just installed a set of Eibach Pro Springs a few hours ago with two jacks and a set of jackstands. An impact will go a looong way. (Harbor freight.. $50 bucks..do eeiiit).
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Just installed a set of Eibach Pro Springs a few hours ago with two jacks and a set of jackstands. An impact will go a looong way. (Harbor freight.. $50 bucks..do eeiiit).
Piks?? How much did the springs cost?? How long did it take??
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Fresh drop cell pic (not yet settled)
Eibach Sport Kit + SP lowering perches


before:
ZSP + SP lowering perches
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Install was by myself, my driveway, a couple jacks/jack stands and a electric impact wrench took about 4.5 hours. Would probably be faster if I didn't make 1 or 2 stupid errors causing me to take apart the front passenger strut again. (forgot the bump stop/boot). Plus it was raining sporadically. Rear took 3 hours (fiddling with a stupid bolt) to do one side. I learned from my mistake. After that, everything else was 1/2hr each.
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