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#1 (permalink) Old 03-19-2005, 07:35 PM
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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

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2d and 4d are different!! but in general e36's are the same!

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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

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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.

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ok, what about 1998 m3 front springs, will they work on a 328 and if so will they lower my front end a little. heres a pic of my car, as you can see , i need to lower the front a little.
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Do you need to lower the front?

Looks good to me, already slightly nose down it appears........but ultimately its your car....do with it as you feel.

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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.
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Scott's ride has more "air" above the front tires than the rears...
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Scott's ride has more "air" above the front tires than the rears...
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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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I still think with the "air gp" the same it looks too low at the front.....my taste though....not yours.
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how much did you lower your car ^?

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