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      05-17-2012, 04:37 AM   #23
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I thought I knew what I was doing but now I'm a bit worried.

I've got an SE model and I am on the verge of installing Eibach pro kit springs and had no intention of changing anything else with it, was gonna put them straight onto the existing setup.

Is this going to cause me problems? Am I going to be replacing the shocks sooner than I would have otherwise?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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      05-17-2012, 09:36 AM   #24
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Oh and mobilejo.... are them wheels in your avatar Cades apollo?.... you any more pics i could look at...these were the wheels i was thinking?
Those wheels are Jade R's I believe. I've just had a set of Apollo's, lovely wheel and very happy with them

Very happy Witt the eibachs too now they have settled, nice subtle drop especially at the front, just looks more evened out. Comfort wise it's no worse than standard m sport springs but body control is deffo better, very little lean in the corners.
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      05-17-2012, 01:10 PM   #25
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Those wheels are Jade R's I believe. I've just had a set of Apollo's, lovely wheel and very happy with them

Very happy Witt the eibachs too now they have settled, nice subtle drop especially at the front, just looks more evened out. Comfort wise it's no worse than standard m sport springs but body control is deffo better, very little lean in the corners.
Mart have you gone from M sports to eibach?
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I thought I knew what I was doing but now I'm a bit worried.

I've got an SE model and I am on the verge of installing Eibach pro kit springs and had no intention of changing anything else with it, was gonna put them straight onto the existing setup.

Is this going to cause me problems? Am I going to be replacing the shocks sooner than I would have otherwise?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
It is quite possible that you'll end up replacing the SE dampers sooner than you otherwise would - but that might just mean replacing them at 100k instead of 150k... If you thrash the car and put loads of stress on them, they'll not last as long as if you drive sensibly. It's all relative
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      05-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #27
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Another perspective would be that premature wear isnt really the 1st concern, incompatability is the real bugbear.
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      05-18-2012, 01:46 AM   #28
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Keeping my eye on this thread, fitted a set of H&R to my E46 before it went to N.I. been looking at the same effect for the e90 but dont want to ruin ride quality (too much)
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Mart have you gone from M sports to eibach?
Yes mate.
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      05-18-2012, 03:04 AM   #30
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Keeping my eye on this thread, fitted a set of H&R to my E46 before it went to N.I. been looking at the same effect for the e90 but dont want to ruin ride quality (too much)
You'd be wise to avoid the H&R's then,if comfort is important.
The aesthetic of H&R is the dogs,but ride quality is frankly awful, you might improve it however,if you fitted solid rubber tyres
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I shall avoid then, thanks
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I thought I knew what I was doing but now I'm a bit worried.

I've got an SE model and I am on the verge of installing Eibach pro kit springs and had no intention of changing anything else with it, was gonna put them straight onto the existing setup.

Is this going to cause me problems? Am I going to be replacing the shocks sooner than I would have otherwise?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
To put your mind at rest then, I've just had my Eibach springs delivered. It says in big letters on the promo leaflet inside the box that all their springs are designed to work with OE dampers.
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      05-19-2012, 12:44 PM   #33
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I thought I knew what I was doing but now I'm a bit worried.

I've got an SE model and I am on the verge of installing Eibach pro kit springs and had no intention of changing anything else with it, was gonna put them straight onto the existing setup.

Is this going to cause me problems? Am I going to be replacing the shocks sooner than I would have otherwise?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
To put your mind at rest then, I've just had my Eibach springs delivered. It says in big letters on the promo leaflet inside the box that all their springs are designed to work with OE dampers.
Thanks Parapaul, thats assuring.
Will order mine then, any place which sell them on good discount?
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Thanks Parapaul, thats assuring.
Will order mine then, any place which sell them on good discount?
Hi m8, I got mine delivered (next day) for 153 from www.larkspeed.com. Getting fitted on thursday.
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Hi m8, I got mine delivered (next day) for 153 from www.larkspeed.com. Getting fitted on thursday.
Thanks Jay. Can you kindly update us with your findings / review?

I am still double minded, as if to go for M sports suspension or these?
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To put your mind at rest then, I've just had my Eibach springs delivered. It says in big letters on the promo leaflet inside the box that all their springs are designed to work with OE dampers.
where did u buy ur springs from Paul?
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Mak u have Pm...
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      05-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #38
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Mak u have Pm...
Very Generous Mart.
Thanks.
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Thanks Jay. Can you kindly update us with your findings / review?

I am still double minded, as if to go for M sports suspension or these?
Will do m8. Before and after pictures plus feedback and costs from garage. Hopefully get the info posted up on Thursday night.
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Will do m8. Before and after pictures plus feedback and costs from garage. Hopefully get the info posted up on Thursday night.

Looking forward to it.
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where did u buy ur springs from Paul?
Got mine from Demon Tweeks via their eBay shop - best price I could find.

Get the right part number from the Eibach website, then search ebay for it, making sure you check the box to include descriptions too.
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