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      09-18-2019, 12:53 PM   #67
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shop installed it and i replaced all new hardware, please note car is lowered on eibach pro springs


Hey MEN54, sorry to bother you again man. I have read this thread multiple times word for word and am very familiar with what you and others did, thanks for the links to your purchases. However I do have some uncertainties.

So here are a couple question for you;

I’m really intrigued with how much these Eibach Pro Kit springs lowered your car. I’m looking at my 07 335i with the factory sport package and it looks to me like Eibach Pro Kits would have to lower my car over an inch from where I’m at already to achieve the height you have. Could there be a difference between your year model and my 2007?

Sorry to bother you but do you by chance have any picks of your car before you did Eibachs, another words pics of your factory sport suspension before the mods?

And also those particular bump stops that you used do they bottom out with more passengers?

And finally where did you purchase those Koni Special Actives, from the Koni site?

Thanks bro!
I didn't really read through this thread much but for the drop you want from Sport, I would say Eibach Sportline is your best bet. Its got a more aggressive drop and has the same spring rate as the Pro Kit
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      09-18-2019, 02:02 PM   #69
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Hey MEN54, sorry to bother you again man. I have read this thread multiple times word for word and am very familiar with what you and others did, thanks for the links to your purchases. However I do have some uncertainties.

So here are a couple question for you;

Iím really intrigued with how much these Eibach Pro Kit springs lowered your car. Iím looking at my 07 335i with the factory sport package and it looks to me like Eibach Pro Kits would have to lower my car over an inch from where Iím at already to achieve the height you have. Could there be a difference between your year model and my 2007?

Sorry to bother you but do you by chance have any picks of your car before you did Eibachs, another words pics of your factory sport suspension before the mods?

And also those particular bump stops that you used do they bottom out with more passengers?

And finally where did you purchase those Koni Special Actives, from the Koni site?

Thanks bro!
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https://www.eeuroparts.com/blog/1073...pecial-active/
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      09-19-2019, 10:21 AM   #70
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Thanks for the before pics buddy! Iím sure you had to go digging to find those. I really appreciate it. Yeah so it looks like the Eibach Pro kit springs dropped it maybe a 1/2Ē or so lower then the sport suspension height wouldnít you say?

The Europarts.com site that you sent the link for, how do you add the Koni Special Actives into the cart? I canít even select them... what made you choose to buy from them? How much did they cost you?
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I didn't really read through this thread much but for the drop you want from Sport, I would say Eibach Sportline is your best bet. Its got a more aggressive drop and has the same spring rate as the Pro Kit

I think the Eibach SportLines would compromise the comfort benifits of the Koni Special Actives that Iím after.. plus as much as a side of me would love to have the more aggressive drop I also fear that I better be careful with what I ask for because I wouldnít want the concerns of bottoming out over bumps as I drive around town and the experience that comes with lowered cars. I think a moderate drop would be safer for me in the long run.
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Thanks for the before pics buddy! Iím sure you had to go digging to find those. I really appreciate it. Yeah so it looks like the Eibach Pro kit springs dropped it maybe a 1/2Ē or so lower then the sport suspension height wouldnít you say?

The Europarts.com site that you sent the link for, how do you add the Koni Special Actives into the cart? I canít even select them... what made you choose to buy from them? How much did they cost you?
your car is 2010 535?
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your car is 2010 535?


Thatís what I use to have.

2007 E90 335i with stock Sport Suspension is what I have now. Iím trying to figure out a way to upload pics of my car. How did you upload pics?
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Thatís what I use to have.

2007 E90 335i with stock Sport Suspension is what I have now. Iím trying to figure out a way to upload pics of my car. How did you upload pics?
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-koni-par...it/87451014kt/
https://www.idparts.com/koni-special...ecd898dlbpitn1
https://www.shockwarehouse.com/index...cted_year=2007
https://www.shockwarehouse.com/cart/cart.cfm
https://www.tirerack.com/suspension/...ial&cat=Shocks
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Thanks dude!

Here is some pics of my car currently.
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No doubt man that is lowered very nicely. That actually looks like it has dropped a good 1 inch lower than factory Sport Suspension. That is low enough for me too

And you only needed to use 12mm spacers for rear and front ha? I wonder if with my car being pre-lci whether 12mm would give me the same results... are you pretty content with everything still?
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Yes 12mm all around and all is good
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Yes 12mm all around and all is good
Off topic, but which carbon mirror caps do you have? How's the fit and finish?
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Off topic, but which carbon mirror caps do you have? How's the fit and finish?
These i have and fit great

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Is anyone using Z3 upper shock mounts along with these Koniīs? They are 10mm lower, hence you lower the car without shortening the suspension travel.
https://www.e90-forum.de/index.php?t...ssen-beim-e9x/
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This is excellent info, thankyou! Looks like the xd tops would be a good option too - they certainly look strong!
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