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Smile Shocks & Springs for E36 318i - need help deciding. Please help!!!!

Hi guys, Thanks in advance for your opinions & advice. I'm looking at these deals in Ebay I want to know if they're expensive for my 318i 1994. Check the links: I'm deciding between the two. I'm not really sure about the drop but I don't like my exhaust/pipe line hitting the ground especially when there's a hump. Please help..... Also how are the prices......are these too expensive for it's price? Thanks.
Bilstein shocks: eBay Motors: BILSTEIN SHOCKS & SPRINGS BMW E36 318i 325i 92 - 98 (item 200161811283 end time Oct-20-07 20:53:14 PDT)

Monroe shocks: eBay Motors: MONROE SHOCKS STRUTS & SPRINGS BMW E36 318i 325i 92-98 (item 200160735831 end time Oct-17-07 21:02:46 PDT)

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RE: shocks & springs

Hey Shahab thanks for your advice. I still have one question hopefully you can answer this. When they refer 1.25 inch drop for springs do they refer for both Front & rear springs? I'm just a bit cautious, I kind of don't want to end up like my brother who's car is dropped low and the muffler/exhaust pipe is hitting humps or when the road is not even(hilly). Thanks again for the help!.
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Usually you have a different drop in front and in the back...

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^^ yeah it should specify front and rear ride heights. and i say go Bilstein

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As a side note, I recently got a kit from turner motorsport with H&R springs and Bilstien sport shocks. Feels REALLLY nice through the curves but the springs are a bit on the stiff side... a bit of a pain when you want that "smooth" ride down a road full of potholes. That said, the car feels NAILED to the road.

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Look for H&R sport springs. Those are your best bt for a moderate drop. I'd avoid Eibach Pro-Kit as i've always been disappointed with their drops.


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///M Power, Those are exactly what I have. potholes hurt, and I do tend to bottom out here and there if i'm not careful... that said, 110mph on route 80's twisties are AWESOME.

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I'm toying with the idea of Koni and Eibachs? Any idea of the ride quality? My current setup is Boge shocks with OMP springs.
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I'm toying with the idea of Koni and Eibachs? Any idea of the ride quality? My current setup is Boge shocks with OMP springs.
The konis are a good idea, especially adjustable (if you plan on tracking/auto-x). I would avoid Eibachs, since they have started manufacturing in America their quality has suffered. H&R would be a better choice for springs, unless you go with the custom Eibach springs... can't remember the website off the top of my head atm.
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