E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > Eibach Springs... :(



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-16-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
edy74
Captain
edy74's Avatar
Romania
26
Rep
755
Posts

Drives: CUSTO///M E90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bucharest

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 318i  [4.50]
Eibach Springs...

I have the M-sport suspension and today I installed Eibach springs.... The car is lower but the stability is worse than before, it corners worse than before... ? Is it possible to get better after a few days?
__________________

Last edited by edy74; 08-18-2007 at 03:37 PM.
Appreciate 0
      08-16-2007, 04:54 PM   #2
AoshichanX
Brigadier General
AoshichanX's Avatar
United_States
106
Rep
3,103
Posts

Drives: Jet Black e90 335i
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Claremont, CA

iTrader: (16)

Garage List
2007 e90 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via ICQ to AoshichanX Send a message via AIM to AoshichanX Send a message via MSN to AoshichanX Send a message via Yahoo to AoshichanX Send a message via Skype™ to AoshichanX
As far as I know the springs from the e90 sport package are also Eibach springs. Do you have the pro kit or the sport kit?

I love my pro kit personally, corners SO much better.
Appreciate 0
      08-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #3
edy74
Captain
edy74's Avatar
Romania
26
Rep
755
Posts

Drives: CUSTO///M E90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bucharest

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 318i  [4.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by AoshichanX View Post
As far as I know the springs from the e90 sport package are also Eibach springs. Do you have the pro kit or the sport kit?

I love my pro kit personally, corners SO much better.


I have the Sportline Performance Lowering Springs ....
Attached Images
  
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-16-2007, 07:36 PM   #4
edy74
Captain
edy74's Avatar
Romania
26
Rep
755
Posts

Drives: CUSTO///M E90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bucharest

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 318i  [4.50]
do I have to do the (wheels) geometry ? pls?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-16-2007, 11:30 PM   #5
Fraggy
Brigadier General
Fraggy's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
3,375
Posts

Drives: 2014 428
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (11)

Its too low, spring rates are too high for the stock shock. I learned this the hard way myself.
__________________
2014 428 MSport
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #6
edy74
Captain
edy74's Avatar
Romania
26
Rep
755
Posts

Drives: CUSTO///M E90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bucharest

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 318i  [4.50]
after I've done the geometry.... the car is WOOOW :rocks:
pics soon....
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2007, 04:53 PM   #7
BHairsto
Lieutenant
BHairsto's Avatar
United_States
10
Rep
474
Posts

Drives: 2009 E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Woodbridge, VA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2009 E92 M3  [0.00]
Like Fraggy said--my guess is that the springs are too stiff for your dampers. I think the Sportlines are usually pretty stiff. The dampers may not be able to fully control the motion of the springs, resulting in a bouncier ride. I bet a decent set of aftermarket shocks/struts would do the trick.
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2007, 05:02 PM   #8
wj4
Major General
United_States
153
Rep
7,719
Posts

Drives: E90 manual 335i
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Burbank, CA

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to wj4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraggy View Post
Its too low, spring rates are too high for the stock shock. I learned this the hard way myself.
+1. To me, getting springs is more of a show thing. If you really want better handling, you should get springs/shock combo or full coilover.

I've had springs on my previous cars before and they felt worst than stock, I just threw them on for the lowered looks before I eventually upgraded to coilovers.
Appreciate 0
      08-22-2007, 05:41 PM   #9
BimmerFever
Private First Class
BimmerFever's Avatar
2
Rep
170
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texass

iTrader: (2)

I just lower my car last night with the eibach pro-kit springs and it rides pretty good. Almost like stock. I'm waiting for the springs to settle a bit before i get an alignment.
Appreciate 0
      08-22-2007, 10:17 PM   #10
Fraggy
Brigadier General
Fraggy's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
3,375
Posts

Drives: 2014 428
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (11)

Prokit seems to be a much gentler spring.
__________________
2014 428 MSport
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 03:31 AM   #11
Chowbow
pew pew
101
Rep
6,782
Posts

Drives: 三三五i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CA

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
I'd never install aftermarket lowering springs without also upgrading the shocks. You're just going to redo them so you finally do it right the second time. Or, just drive around with blown shocks and a bouncy ride...
__________________
CSL replicas are now CSL counterfeits. Jesus saves, like Valentine1.
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #12
BimmerFever
Private First Class
BimmerFever's Avatar
2
Rep
170
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texass

iTrader: (2)

The eibach pro-kit are designed to work with the stock shocks, they'll just wear out quicker.

Here is a night pic of my car
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 02:33 PM   #13
montreal_bimmer
Major General
montreal_bimmer's Avatar
Italy
86
Rep
5,583
Posts

Drives: E90 AW
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 325i  [5.00]
you need to get stiffer shocks.... sportline are too stiff for stock shocks...
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 03:14 PM   #14
Fraggy
Brigadier General
Fraggy's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
3,375
Posts

Drives: 2014 428
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerfever View Post
The eibach pro-kit are designed to work with the stock shocks, they'll just wear out quicker.

Here is a night pic of my car
Looks nice!
__________________
2014 428 MSport
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 03:15 PM   #15
Rodrigo
First Lieutenant
Rodrigo's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
311
Posts

Drives: 335i Convertible
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Miami, FL (Kendall)

iTrader: (1)

Bimmerfever, do you have any more pics? Especially some of the front wheel gap up close. Thanks.
__________________
2007 BMW 335i Convertible
Black Sapphire Metallic / Coral Red / Gray Poplar

Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 03:27 PM   #16
BimmerFever
Private First Class
BimmerFever's Avatar
2
Rep
170
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texass

iTrader: (2)

That's all i have for now, but i'll try to take better pics during the day and post it
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 04:32 PM   #17
KL2DC
Moderator
KL2DC's Avatar
United_States
203
Rep
17,770
Posts

Drives: F36 428i,E90 328i, E85 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DC Metro

iTrader: (23)

Garage List
2015 F36 428i  [0.00]
2011 E90 328i  [0.00]
2006 E85 Z4 3.0i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to KL2DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by edy74 View Post
after I've done the geometry.... the car is WOOOW :rocks:
pics soon....
Also give the springs ample time to settle in....when I just got my pro-kit installed, the car was excessively bouncy, but got better over a brief period of time.
__________________

Official DC Metro Registry - Current, New & Prospective Area Members Roll Call!
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 05:07 PM   #18
edy74
Captain
edy74's Avatar
Romania
26
Rep
755
Posts

Drives: CUSTO///M E90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bucharest

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 318i  [4.50]
the car gets better and better , I will take some pics tonight....
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2007, 05:14 PM   #19
FotiosF80M3
Major General
FotiosF80M3's Avatar
United_States
138
Rep
6,795
Posts

Drives: 2015 F80 M3 aw/so
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: cape cod MA

iTrader: (61)

That sucks, sorry to hear that.
__________________

2015 M3 Alpine white, shakir orange
carbon roof, black 19's, lighting, executive, HK
side&top view, adaptive susp, mods to come......
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2007, 11:35 PM   #20
Acornz
Private First Class
Acornz's Avatar
2
Rep
122
Posts

Drives: 2010 535i / 2011 X5 35i
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Mexico

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
2006 325xi  [0.00]
I've been thinking about installing the ProKit, so from what I've been reading they should be okay with the stock struts for a bit??? What other brands are out there that anyone would recommend? Thanks
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2007, 03:40 PM   #21
BimmerFever
Private First Class
BimmerFever's Avatar
2
Rep
170
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texass

iTrader: (2)

The Eibach pro-kit and H & R sports are designed to work with the stock shocks. I had the Eibach on my E46 325ci and i had to replace the stock shocks around 70,000 miles, but it varies on everyone's car
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2007, 03:59 PM   #22
edy74
Captain
edy74's Avatar
Romania
26
Rep
755
Posts

Drives: CUSTO///M E90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bucharest

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 318i  [4.50]
Is it ok to change the shocks only on the rear ?
__________________
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 -4. The time now is 06:33 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, 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