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      07-29-2007, 01:38 AM   #1
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How many People has blown their stock struts due to aftermarket springs?

Just needed a figure how long your stock struts/shocks held up once you slapped on the lowering springs.
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      07-29-2007, 10:58 AM   #2
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      07-29-2007, 07:18 PM   #3
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if you lower with H&R sport or Eibach pro kit, stock struts will last a while... if you lower with H&R Race or Eibach Sportlines, stock struts will last no more than 3 months, then theyll start to sag and the ride will start to suck and be bouncy
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You will be fine for a while, given how new the e90/e92 is I doubt many people have run into issues. Depending on your driving style and habits, expect to replace your shocks around 50k miles rather than 70-80k with stock. But again, that's not a definitive rule as I have seen customers go through shocks sooner and some last the life of the car.
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      07-29-2007, 10:44 PM   #5
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All THREE of these post are all persuading me to get the H&r sport springs. I wish eibach came out with a prokit for the Xi's.

Thanks all!!
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      07-29-2007, 10:49 PM   #6
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All THREE of these post are all persuading me to get the H&r sport springs. I wish eibach came out with a prokit for the Xi's.

Thanks all!!
who's the broad in your avatar???
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      07-29-2007, 10:50 PM   #7
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oh and p.s.... H&R Sport will be fine with ur stock struts.... they'll last a lonnnnng time
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      07-29-2007, 10:58 PM   #8
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i had eibach sportlines on my e90 for 14,000 miles with no problems and a smooth ride

but the H&R i have on now are pretty rough on the ride
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you just sealed the deal with me purchasing H&r Sports...
The girl is a GoOD friend...boobies are so big in real life..in that pic her ariolas are slightly out.

Thank you!
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      07-29-2007, 11:14 PM   #10
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you just sealed the deal with me purchasing H&r Sports...
The girl is a GoOD friend...boobies are so big in real life..in that pic her ariolas are slightly out.

Thank you!


or email them to me at montreal_bimmer@yahoo.com

i want to see this pic larger and more pics of her....

great choice on the H&R by the way... your gonna love them
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      07-30-2007, 01:36 AM   #11
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Other than blowing shocks, I'd worry about the handling dynamics. Often times you lower your car and you are actually hurting your handling because the stock shocks weren't made to go with your new spring rates.
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I also went with H&R sport springs, and the ride has been great. i have the Sports package on my 330i, so I am hoping the shocls last me a long time.
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I also went with H&R sport springs, and the ride has been great. i have the Sports package on my 330i, so I am hoping the shocls last me a long time.
they will last you a long time.... H&R Sports and Eibach Pro Kit are made to work with stock sport shocks....
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      07-30-2007, 10:30 AM   #14
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if you're pulling the springs, you might as well do the upgrade shocks too

it's the same labor, you can go in there once, or have to go in there again later if the original shocks wear out.

if you're trying to increase handling you should do both at the same time
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Anybody have any rubbing issues with running 265's on the rear of their sedan with lowering their car?
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H&R sport springs give you a nice drop. I had no rubbing issues with running 265s in the rear on a 19x10 ET26 wheel using those springs.
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i have H&R Race spring with 275/30-19 in the rear and no rubbing at all on my sedan
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I gotta believe that they wont blow out quickly.
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ok so wats the best strut to pair with H&R euro race springs?
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oh i will have e92 msport btw
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Im hoping stock shocks will last a long time as well...Otherwise i'll try to see if i could come up with a good deal with a set of struts/shocks. Im not a track driver nor a rough driver. I do drive a lot so comfort would be nice and just a e90 just like all of you people.
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they will last you a long time.... H&R Sports and Eibach Pro Kit are made to work with stock sport shocks....
How about with just stock shocks? I don't have sports package.
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