im just wondering if the springs are the same that come stock on the 3 series. im looking to up grade again finallly to eibach and the springs are for 325s and 328s....i just need to know if they fit a 318
Originally posted by Shudogg@Mar 19 2005, 09:35 PM im just wondering if the springs are the same that come stock on the 3 series. im looking to up grade again finallly to eibach and the springs are for 325s and 328s....i just need to know if they fit a 318
Eibach's web site shows a Sportline kit for the 318. To answer your question, the 325 and 328 have heavier engines than the 318. So even if they will fit, the springs will be probably be stiffer than you like, and will not lower the car as much.
__________________ 1995 325I, window tint, K&N, debaffled airbox, BMW #104 wheels, Nighthawk low beams, smoked side markers, smoked corners, smoked taillights, M3 stlye heated mirrors, various interior bits, Bosal cat-back.
Looks good to me, already slightly nose down it appears........but ultimately its your car....do with it as you feel.
Best regards David
ps, to your original question, they will all be different, different weights, market conditions etc determine differing spring rates and heights.....I have found it very difficult to assertain the exact spring rates from BMW.
Certainly I know from experience one model of car that appears identical can have several spring/damper set ups for various markets.
Originally posted by docrobot@Mar 21 2005, 09:03 AM Scott's ride has more "air" above the front tires than the rears...
Yes it does..........and that looks wrong?
The wheel arch brow shapes are different front to back anyway! The rears flatten off at the top where as on the fronts the brows are rounded to follow the wheel sahpe and to allow steering clearance. I think the "stance" of the vehicle is more important than "air gap" above tyres.
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