most aftermarket spring companies make OE style springs, i think H&R, eibach and other big name companies have ones that have an OE ride height however they are a bit more performance oriented. i dont think the 318 has Mtech because those were ment for 6 cylinder cars. if you put them on a 318 it would actually raise the ride hieght because of the weight of the engines.
a side question.....when you got your springs changed did they use new spring pads or the old ones or any at all?
I wasn't the owner when the new springs were fitted, but I have the reciepts in with the log book. They were supplied by BMW to the owner to fit himself, so I guess the original spring pads were re-used. (do these affect the springs life?)
I think the standard 318i has normal suspension, but I have been informed that the 318is has Mtech? It also has the M43 B16 engine (I think )
The weird thing is, is that the car is running fine and there is no noise from the broken springs.
I only noticed them because I was changing the 2 rear shocks which were leaking oil. Both springs have broken in EXACTLY the same place. (and some peolpe are paying to have their cars lowered )
I have lost about 20mm in height due to the break, but the 318is coupe is already 15mm lower than a standard 318 (according to the web sites I have been looking for new springs from)
Could I possibly leave these springs as they are? I guess this is a bad idea, and can't believe that just went through mt head :P
Are the spring pads dear? I haven't even look for these on the www yet!
you can actually leave them like that if you want, take a pic so i can see how it looks (even though i have a feeeling i know where the break was) i know lots of people cut their spring (big no-no) and they ride around with it like that, so i cant see the tip being broken being any different
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