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      11-27-2016, 01:39 AM   #1
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*Photo Request: E90 on Koni + Eibach Pro-Kit OR H&R Sport.

I'm surprised I'm having a hard time of finding photos of this combo, most are on stock shocks...

I'm torn between these two springs. I absolutely love my current M-Sport ride height (which looks surprisingly low) and looking to drop it a tiny amount but really want a stiffer spring rate. H&R Sport is supposedly a sportier ride than the Pro Kit, but it's a little lower than I'd like.

Please post a side-shot photo of your car if you have either of the above setups.
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I'm surprised I'm having a hard time of finding photos of this combo, most are on stock shocks...

I'm torn between these two springs. I absolutely love my current M-Sport ride height (which looks surprisingly low) and looking to drop it a tiny amount but really want a stiffer spring rate. H&R Sport is supposedly a sportier ride than the Pro Kit, but it's a little lower than I'd like.

Please post a side-shot photo of your car if you have either of the above setups.
I read Swift is good as well. For what you want, I'd recommend Eibach Pro Kit. Very minimal drop.
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Koni str struts (orange ones) and gray hr springs. Wheels are 18'' on stock tire size. Also m3 control arms with upgrade sway bars



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Koni str struts (orange ones) and gray hr springs. Wheels are 18'' on stock tire size. Also m3 control arms with upgrade sway bars
You desperately need those reinforcement rings Mojo! ...and I'm thirsty for some Modelo
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You desperately need those reinforcement rings Mojo! ...and I'm thirsty for some Modelo
Hahaha, texting coming your way lol
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Koni str struts (orange ones) and gray hr springs. Wheels are 18'' on stock tire size. Also m3 control arms with upgrade sway bars



What the hell happened to your front!?
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Be very careful comparing pics of cars with springs. Cars with stock shocks and/or worn strut mounts and pads will sit lower than the same exact car with the same springs with all-new components. Go look at the pic of the worn strut mount on my website and you'll see! In addition, you'd be surprised how many cars are riding with mixed springs - 328i springs on a 335i, coupe springs on a sedan, etc. Finally, the springs themselves can sag over time. I am glad to discuss your lowering goals if you need assistance.
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Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly the difference between a shock breaker and struts? did some reading but more detail explanation would be appreciated, planning on getting new shock replacement myself, thanks in advance!
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What the hell happened to your front!?
Nothing. That's how they sat since day 1
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Nothing. That's how they sat since day 1
Is from added weight from over sized twin turbos.
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Is from added weight from over sized twin turbos.
More from the driver eating alot of cevape.. But really tho that's how they look. I'm assuming it's because the koni struts looked smaller than the oem ones and combined with the lowering springs it drops it more.
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More from the driver eating alot of cevape.. But really tho that's how they look. I'm assuming it's because the koni struts looked smaller than the oem ones and combined with the lowering springs it drops it more.
No, Koni strut is correct length. We just installed a set, 2 weeks ago, on George's e92 335i. The Koni shaft is shorter but the body itself is same as OEM in size. I assume those front coils are better suited for lesser engine e9x. Have you checked the part numbers?
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No, Koni strut is correct length. We just installed a set, 2 weeks ago, on George's e92 335i. The Koni shaft is shorter but the body itself is same as OEM in size. I assume those front coils are better suited for lesser engine e9x. Have you checked the part numbers?
Its been Close To 2yrs With Them On The Car So Cant Rememeber. I Will Raise It And Check, hopefully The nunber Is Still There.

This is 2wks after I got the car. Oem m sport suspension with 66k and spacers





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Its been Close To 2yrs With Them On The Car So Cant Rememeber. I Will Raise It And Check, hopefully The nunber Is Still There.
This is 2wks after I got the car. Oem m sport suspension with 66k and spacers
That is only Sport, not M Sport. Mine is M Sport. Play nice now.
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Koni yellows with Eibach prokits. Pics well after the kit had a chance to settle:

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Koni yellows with Eibach prokits. Pics well after the kit had a chance to settle:

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8p...ew?usp=sharing

Rolling Shot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8p...ew?usp=sharing
Very nice rolling shot!
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Koni yellows with Eibach prokits. Pics well after the kit had a chance to settle:

Side Shot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8p...ew?usp=sharing

Rolling Shot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8p...ew?usp=sharing
That looks absolutely perfect! And you're local too with a 3 stage manifold from Factory, lol.
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Koni yellows with Eibach prokits. Pics well after the kit had a chance to settle:

Side Shot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8p...ew?usp=sharing

Rolling Shot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8p...ew?usp=sharing
Great shots. Car looks perfect.

Are those 18" or 19" wheels by chance?
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@mojobmw_e90 I had the same problem after I installed my H&R cup kit. Front was quite a bit lower. It had turned out that my strut mounts were badly worn out. Once I replaced them with new ones, it raised the front just a little bit to make it look more leveled. Looked a lot better afterwards. Just a thought.
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@mojobmw_e90 I had the same problem after I installed my H&R cup kit. Front was quite a bit lower. It had turned out that my strut mounts were badly worn out. Once I replaced them with new ones, it raised the front just a little bit to make it look more leveled. Looked a lot better afterwards. Just a thought.
With the strut mounts being bad , did u get any noises and such? Mine is completely quiet. No noise at all. Been like this for close to 20k
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@mojobmw_e90 I had the same problem after I installed my H&R cup kit. Front was quite a bit lower. It had turned out that my strut mounts were badly worn out. Once I replaced them with new ones, it raised the front just a little bit to make it look more leveled. Looked a lot better afterwards. Just a thought.
With the strut mounts being bad , did u get any noises and such? Mine is completely quiet. No noise at all. Been like this for close to 20k
Mine are extremely quiet as well but they're definitely shot. My car sits about 0.5" lower up front than my previous 328i with the same factory suspension.
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@mojobmw_e90 I had the same problem after I installed my H&R cup kit. Front was quite a bit lower. It had turned out that my strut mounts were badly worn out. Once I replaced them with new ones, it raised the front just a little bit to make it look more leveled. Looked a lot better afterwards. Just a thought.
With the strut mounts being bad , did u get any noises and such? Mine is completely quiet. No noise at all. Been like this for close to 20k
Nothing man. No noise, no clunking. It wasn't until I got an alignment that I realized something wasn't right bc I started getting memory steer and all signs pointed to strut mounts. Here's a picture. Should have taken it from the side but gets the point across between the old one and the new one
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