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      08-11-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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2011 335xi Lowered by Eibach Springs.

I lowered my car with Eibach Pro Springs with the factory shocks about 9days ago. And i dont see any more settling down.
The Rear gap looks perfect for me, but the front doesnt make me feel good...
Its about 1.5inch and 2.2~2.5 finger gaps.
Want it more down, and thinkn of KW v1 in the future, but not now since i dont have enuf $$.

So ! Heres my question ! will be there any way to make the front sit more lower with less money?

ive heard http://www.supremepowerparts.com/0/9...me+Power+Parts
this one will make the car sit 0.5 inch more lower, but neets the non XI cap to use this.
Have anyone tried these? and does it make XI sit 0.5 just like Non XI?

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      08-12-2013, 05:34 AM   #2
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That drop looks good to my eye - nice and even all the way 'round. I am not a fan of the "slammed" look so if it were my car, I'd leave it right where it is. How is the ride quality compared to stock springs? I am contemplating doing the same myself. Sorry I cannt comment on the lowering perches as I ave no direct experience. I would stay away from them as I wouldn't want to weaken the suspension (or at least that's my impression of the compromise they'd create).

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      08-12-2013, 05:36 AM   #3
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Did you cut the bump stops, or swap to others? Car should sit much lower than that.
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      08-12-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
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i'm lowered on eibach pro kit for the 328i, bump stops and shocks are still stock. I'm definitely sitting lower than you, and noticed the majority of settling after probably a month or two of driving on the springs. I'd suggest giving it some more time. I made the mistake of waiting only a couple weeks, thinking I was settled, and went in and got my alignment done. My alignment at that time wasn't really out of spec from stock. the car continued to settle, and I didn't really think of it throwing off my alignment further, so I ended up ruining my fairly new hankooks after only about a summer and a half of driving on them (the insides cupped on both rear tires, and the fronts were starting to go, too). I did purchase the lifetime alignment package from firestone, so now I have it checked every few months.

So, back to your question, OP: with my 19s on, I've got probably a finger's width gap in front, and the rear is probably a finger and a half's width. I do not have any more front rake, and the car sits pretty much flat on a level surface. With my stock 16s on in the winter, the gap is pretty much the same, but my car sits even lower. I actually have to go into and out of my driveway at a sharp angle with the 16s on to keep from scraping.
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That drop looks good to my eye - nice and even all the way 'round. I am not a fan of the "slammed" look so if it were my car, I'd leave it right where it is. How is the ride quality compared to stock springs? I am contemplating doing the same myself. Sorry I cannt comment on the lowering perches as I ave no direct experience. I would stay away from them as I wouldn't want to weaken the suspension (or at least that's my impression of the compromise they'd create).

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Thank you for ur quote!
Well the ride quality felt really good to me.
Not better than the stock suspension but not a big differece
But i feel alot of difference when i do the cournering!
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Did you cut the bump stops, or swap to others? Car should sit much lower than that.
Didnt do anything about bumb stop..!

Actually im a really beginner. So i dont really know what bumb stop is XD
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i'm lowered on eibach pro kit for the 328i, bump stops and shocks are still stock. I'm definitely sitting lower than you, and noticed the majority of settling after probably a month or two of driving on the springs. I'd suggest giving it some more time. I made the mistake of waiting only a couple weeks, thinking I was settled, and went in and got my alignment done. My alignment at that time wasn't really out of spec from stock. the car continued to settle, and I didn't really think of it throwing off my alignment further, so I ended up ruining my fairly new hankooks after only about a summer and a half of driving on them (the insides cupped on both rear tires, and the fronts were starting to go, too). I did purchase the lifetime alignment package from firestone, so now I have it checked every few months.

So, back to your question, OP: with my 19s on, I've got probably a finger's width gap in front, and the rear is probably a finger and a half's width. I do not have any more front rake, and the car sits pretty much flat on a level surface. With my stock 16s on in the winter, the gap is pretty much the same, but my car sits even lower. I actually have to go into and out of my driveway at a sharp angle with the 16s on to keep from scraping.
I was looking for 1fingure gap like u...
Well my wheels are 18" so was also wondering if i change to 19" ill get that 1 fingure gap XD
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Give it at least 2 months for settling. I'm just talking from experience with mine.
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I was looking for 1fingure gap like u...
Well my wheels are 18" so was also wondering if i change to 19" ill get that 1 fingure gap XD
Well 19s will help, too. But, I think you'll be happier with the results a couple months from now either way. Even with my 16s on in the winter, the gaps stay pretty much the same, because those tires have a pretty big sidewall. The overall circumference between my 19s and 16s is not that different, though the 19s are a bit bigger overall (thus the scraping on my driveway with my 16s on that I was mentioning).

I actually was out for a drive earlier, after replying to your OP, and checked the gaps again. It's more like one finger front and rear, instead of the 1.5 rear that I previously mentioned. I think the rear settled a bit more in the last year or so, but it still visually looks like it's sitting level on flat ground. Just FYI, I've been running the Eibachs for probably 45k miles and about three years now.
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All of you guys, if you did not cut the bumps stops or install e36M3 front and Z4M rear stops you are riding around on them, and the suspension will be a lot harsher and ride height much higher. This is why it takes 2 months to settle, you are crushing down the stops. There are tons of threads on this here, please search for them and read.

Older cars will crush the stops sooner than newer cars, because the foam is more brittle. The Eibach installation instructions tell you to trim them, go back and read those too.
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Wait until it settles. The Eibach will continue to drop in the front and rear. But as ajaslida noted above. You may want to do something about the bumpstops. While you're at it, to save yourself from doing it again, you may want to consider sport dampers as well.
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Check out my xi on Bilstein Sport and Eibach Pro Kit: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=857285&page=4 (post #68)
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