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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by eskiasu@Feb 1 2005, 12:36 PM |
Word! Do pick up some bilsteins along with the springs. All I can tell you is that the two top springs for bmws are either H&R or Eibachs, no questions ask. Still not satify? Which I highly doubt it, then look into getting an x-brace or strut bar. But please get the springs/shocks first.
| Originally posted by Autotechnica@Feb 2 2005, 06:06 PM |
Eibach's are poor springs. They are now made in the US, and for some reason cost more than H&R springs.
Problems with Eibach springs...
1. stock spring rates with lower ride height (bouncy)
2. sags like no tomorrow! (I had -2.7 degrees of camber with my pro kits just after a year!)
3. made in USA, inconsistent spring rates. For some reason my passenger side was lower than my driver side? H&R springs fixed that problem.
4. a VERY progressive spring. This means that when you corner soft-moderately hard it will give you a very stock feeling soft mushy performance. When you start to push it hard through the corners, all of a sudden the spring rate shoots up and you get some ackward handling. The springs stiffen up so quick that you get some snappy oversteer, not good. A very unpredictable spring rate.
Unless you're going for the Eibach linear ID race springs, go for the H&R's. Eibach's are more for looks more than anything else. H&R's have much more aggressive spring rates.
At one time Eibach's may have been good springs, when they were still somewhat a new company and made in Germany. However, now they are massly produced in USA and very inconsistent.
| Originally posted by Rookie@Feb 2 2005, 09:39 PM |
...I would like to run with the BMW of seattle club at track days, but I don't know how my suspension will do on a track for anything halfway serious.
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