E90Post
 


Horizon LED
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > All-Wheel-Drive (Xi / xDrive) Talk > lowering springs



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
kavadarci
Lieutenant
10
Rep
568
Posts

 
Drives: 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: canada

iTrader: (0)

lowering springs

hi,
Can someone tell me what lowering springs to use just to bring my xi down a little bit. not looking for performance enhancements and don't want to jeopardize the ride quality.

i just need better look and once it goes down i want to put some spacers.
that's all.

Thank you.
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
afshin
Private
Canada
1
Rep
84
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 328xi sedan
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: toronto

iTrader: (0)

I say your best option is a good spring and shock combo, for performance I suggest coil overs , you can also go with springs only on stock shocks but you will effect the ride quality, definitely harsher ride and you might blow up your shocks sooner, h&r makes sport spring for our cars, some people have gone with eibach pro kit built for the I models because they say it is better ride quality, as far as shocks you don't have much choice other than bilstein hd, I think Koni makes shocks only for the rear, I did take a chance with h&r sport springs on my stock shocks , since I did it myself and i didn't have to pay labour in case I had to change my shocks, it looks really good, and considering the fact that I already have 140 km on my shocks, the ride is not so bad at all, it is defiantly stiffer and harsher specially when you go over bigger bumps but on smaller bumps and road defects I find it more smoother than my stock, I'll see how long my shocks will take these stiffer springs and then when the time comes I will change my shocks as well, good luck
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2012, 01:19 AM   #3
udm328i
Lieutenant
No_Country
13
Rep
403
Posts

 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: terminus

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 BMW 328i  [4.50]
eibach now sells a damper to match its pro kit
http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...=Sport+Package
__________________
ZSP/ZPP/BMW PE&PI/ BMW CF STRUT BRACE/ EIBACH PRO SYSTEM / H&R WHEEL SPACERS
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
kavadarci
Lieutenant
10
Rep
568
Posts

 
Drives: 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: canada

iTrader: (0)

Interesting,
THANK YOU.
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
ajsalida
Lieutenant Colonel
ajsalida's Avatar
20
Rep
1,734
Posts

 
Drives: 95 M3, 02 R1150GSA, 09 335xi
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SW USA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GHOSTDOG View Post
eibach now sells a damper to match its pro kit
http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...=Sport+Package
Not for Xi
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
E90Xdrive
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
41
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 328i xdrive
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Lots of info great on this site already. Basically the Eibach Pro Kit will give you a nice drop with a softer ride than the H&R springs. I have been in an E90 with the Eibachs and the stock shocks & RFT's and it wasnt too bad at all. Changing the tires to non-RFT's will improve the ride quality as well. Eventually you will have to change the stock shocks as the lower ride height/stiffer springs are harder on the shocks and will wear them out faster.
Appreciate 0
      05-19-2012, 12:10 PM   #7
seis-speed
First Lieutenant
United_States
13
Rep
316
Posts

 
Drives: BMW X5 35d, Audi S4 6MT
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Anxiously waiting for BMW M3 6MT

iTrader: (0)

I have had Eibach pro-kit for 2 years, no issues. The part number is the same fo the I. I also had HR, but the rake was a little much for me.
Appreciate 0
      05-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
STooK
Lieutenant
STooK's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
557
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E93 M3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC

iTrader: (1)

^compared to stock and the H&R, how would you rate the eibach? i've driven a car with h&r and honestly didn't like it too much. way too stiff on stock shocks. are eibachs more closer to stock or closer to the h&r? (of course all on stock shocks)
Appreciate 0
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 03:59 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