E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > All-Wheel-Drive (Xi / xDrive) Talk > Quick xi Suspension Review - Bilstein + Eibach



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-03-2018, 11:55 AM   #309
Jeff@TopGearSolutions
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Jeff@TopGearSolutions's Avatar
United_States
2662
Rep
54,199
Posts


Drives: C6 Z06, 09 335i, 10 335xi
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: www.TopGearSolutions.com

iTrader: (37)

Would have went with Koni yellow for adjustability. Some people love the way FSD ride and others don't like it as it seems bumpy. Koni yellow are same price if not slightly cheaper and offer adjustability.

Bilsteins are hard to come by as they've been on backorder for months and Bilstein doesn't expect production to be done until February (last we heard).
__________________
|Like us on Facebook||Evolution Racewerks| |Active Autowerke| |ETS| |Burger Tuning| |PURE Turbos| |Mishimoto||VRSF| |AWE| |Wagner|

|Price Match Guarantee + 5% Bonus Back* | |CTS| |KW| |Spec| |ST Coilovers| |Koni| |Bilstein| |Borla| |Magnaflow| |AFE| |Fabspeed| |Injen| Create an Account for up to 10% OFF!
Appreciate 1
      01-03-2018, 12:07 PM   #310
mattgu40
Enlisted Member
3
Rep
30
Posts

Drives: awd e92 FBO+meth GC's
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Julian2485 View Post
What cheap coilovers did you put on the car ? Why go with fsd instead of bilstein sports ?
Neo motorsports picked them up brand new for around 600 CAD if i remember

Nothing could get them right, tab on the front struts broke from the wheel hitting the sway bar.. had to tig weld several times.., turning circle was rediculous. multiple Alignements in different shops couldnt fix it the issue, Winter tire, summer tire and up to 15mm spacers wouldnt stop them touching the swaybar.

Then wanted to go to Stock ride height. and seen the FSD for stock springs.
got a good deal on them so ordered.

then started to think about the age and millage of my springs in eastern canada's road that are far worst than what i have seen working around bloody africa.

quick look lead me to the Dinan 1/2 inch lower in the front and just a little stiffer.

just want to know with the added weight of a AWD e92.. do these springs matches the valving on the FSD
Appreciate 0
      01-03-2018, 12:20 PM   #311
Julian2485
Major
80
Rep
1,223
Posts

Drives: Black lci e90 335 xdrive
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: New york

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattgu40 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julian2485 View Post
What cheap coilovers did you put on the car ? Why go with fsd instead of bilstein sports ?
Neo motorsports picked them up brand new for around 600 CAD if i remember

Nothing could get them right, tab on the front struts broke from the wheel hitting the sway bar.. had to tig weld several times.., turning circle was rediculous. multiple Alignements in different shops couldnt fix it the issue, Winter tire, summer tire and up to 15mm spacers wouldnt stop them touching the swaybar.

Then wanted to go to Stock ride height. and seen the FSD for stock springs.
got a good deal on them so ordered.

then started to think about the age and millage of my springs in eastern canada's road that are far worst than what i have seen working around bloody africa.

quick look lead me to the Dinan 1/2 inch lower in the front and just a little stiffer.

just want to know with the added weight of a AWD e92.. do these springs matches the valving on the FSD
Sorry to hear that horror story but if you are worried about spring rates you could of looked into swift springs with custom rate so you could stick with the oem 1:3 ratio
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2018, 03:45 PM   #312
ann07cor
New Member
0
Rep
5
Posts

Drives: BMW x5
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

H&R makes different springs not only for Coupe to Sedan but also for RWD and Xi. However, most people like the Eibach for the conservative drop so there is that too.
I feel H&R does a little better job then Eibach in this case for at least having different spring rates for each different model.
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2018, 12:52 PM   #313
AWD Addict
Chief Executive
AWD Addict's Avatar
85
Rep
2,574
Posts

Drives: 2008 335xi 6spd Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 335xi  [0.00]
Love seeing this thread still alive.

I'm still rocking the Bilstein B8s and Eibachs, and still love them.

Had two replaced under warranty (Bilstein's lifetime warranty is awesome) 18 mos ago. Car still feels great - perfect balance for me.
Appreciate 1
      07-03-2018, 08:21 PM   #314
.RJ
Private First Class
18
Rep
122
Posts

Drives: A4 Avant
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Washington, DC

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff@TopGearSolutions View Post
Bilsteins are hard to come by as they've been on backorder for months and Bilstein doesn't expect production to be done until February (last we heard).
Still waiting on Bilstein for my B12 kit.
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2018, 11:17 AM   #315
torrque
Second Lieutenant
torrque's Avatar
60
Rep
298
Posts

Drives: 335xi sedan
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Newton, MA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I've been riding on this combo also for about a month now, highly recommended. I installed the non xi E90 Eibach kit on xi, no problems.

If anything, I wish the rear wasn't so low. The ride quality is excellent until you hit really big holes, which we have plenty of unfortunately in Boston area...
__________________
2008 BMW 335xi sedan 6sp manual - MHD stage 1, Helix stepped core intercooler
2016 Shelby GT350 Track Pack - Stock.
2001 VW Golf GTI VR6 - Giac stage 1
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2018, 08:21 PM   #316
Bmw_Crazy
Second Lieutenant
United_States
39
Rep
201
Posts

Drives: 2009 328i e90 LCI 3.0
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Has anybody done the B8 with the stock sport springs any pics?
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2018, 09:11 AM   #317
addictedtoboost
Private
6
Rep
62
Posts

Drives: 2008 335xi E92
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Chicago IL

iTrader: (0)

I'm going with Bilstein B4 struts/shocks with H&R Sports Springs for my 08 335xi E92. After reading posts from 2012, other members are saying this combo is a terrible setup? Should I have gone with Vogtland Sports Springs instead? Anybody have any insight? Thanks!
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2018, 09:07 AM   #318
drawz
Private
drawz's Avatar
United_States
10
Rep
79
Posts

Drives: 06 330xi 6MT, 08 535xiT 6MT
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by addictedtoboost View Post
I'm going with Bilstein B4 struts/shocks with H&R Sports Springs for my 08 335xi E92. After reading posts from 2012, other members are saying this combo is a terrible setup? Should I have gone with Vogtland Sports Springs instead? Anybody have any insight? Thanks!
B4 is an OEM replacement, not really intended for lowering springs. You probably want B8s.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2018, 11:52 AM   #319
Jeff@TopGearSolutions
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Jeff@TopGearSolutions's Avatar
United_States
2662
Rep
54,199
Posts


Drives: C6 Z06, 09 335i, 10 335xi
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: www.TopGearSolutions.com

iTrader: (37)

Quote:
Originally Posted by .RJ View Post
Still waiting on Bilstein for my B12 kit.
I believe it. Latest ETA is now Aug/Sep. I'm sure it will change but hopefully not for you if you're still waiting.
__________________
|Like us on Facebook||Evolution Racewerks| |Active Autowerke| |ETS| |Burger Tuning| |PURE Turbos| |Mishimoto||VRSF| |AWE| |Wagner|

|Price Match Guarantee + 5% Bonus Back* | |CTS| |KW| |Spec| |ST Coilovers| |Koni| |Bilstein| |Borla| |Magnaflow| |AFE| |Fabspeed| |Injen| Create an Account for up to 10% OFF!
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2018, 03:31 PM   #320
Bmw_Crazy
Second Lieutenant
United_States
39
Rep
201
Posts

Drives: 2009 328i e90 LCI 3.0
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Just pulled the trigger on that B12 😀
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2018, 10:21 AM   #321
.RJ
Private First Class
18
Rep
122
Posts

Drives: A4 Avant
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Washington, DC

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bmw_Crazy View Post
Just pulled the trigger on that B12 ��
Hope you're ready to wait.

Its so frustrating.
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2018, 11:36 PM   #322
Bmw_Crazy
Second Lieutenant
United_States
39
Rep
201
Posts

Drives: 2009 328i e90 LCI 3.0
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by .RJ View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bmw_Crazy View Post
Just pulled the trigger on that B12 ��
Hope you're ready to wait.

Its so frustrating.
I hear you man...They said middle of next month and they gave me a great price let's see what happens
Appreciate 0
      07-12-2018, 10:41 AM   #323
.RJ
Private First Class
18
Rep
122
Posts

Drives: A4 Avant
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Washington, DC

iTrader: (1)

I heard the same thing.... 8 months ago.
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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