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Old 03-15-2004, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I payed a visit to my local auto parts store looking for some new shocks. They had ones that were for sport suspension only. Would these fit my 1993 325i without sport suspension and be better with lowering springs?
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They will fit for sure, even if you don't have the springs from the sports suspension package. However, don't use any type of OEM stock dampers with lowering springs. They'll blow to fast. Save yourself the hassle and just buy Bilstein sports.

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Go with the Bilsteins. You can now get a full set of coilovers with adustable ride height (like a full 2") for 899.99. That's my next purchase!!! (anytime i entertain a purchase i research the crap out of it)
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Sorry but you are talking to a broke college student almost $1000 is alot of money.
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i understand, but if you can manage it , you be laughing in the end. id rather see you spend the extra money now than spend more than the extra later. i agree with autotech and jillphan
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jllphan is talking about fully adjustable coilovers which I really don't need. I just want something a little sportier and lower my car.
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how are eibach's? i've heard good things but what are your guys opinions on them?

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how are eibach's? i've heard good things but what are your guys opinions on them?

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Eibach Pro Kit springs are quite soft compared to most other aftermarket springs. They are designed mostly for street use and amature track driving. They are VERY progressive springs. Which means they start out soft, but get much much harder as the handling limits are reached. Pair them with Bilstein sports, you'll be happy with the results. They are still comfortable enough for street driving.

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I have an idea for prices, I've been looking into this alot. Does anyone know anything about sachs suspension components?
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I have an idea for prices, I've been looking into this alot. Does anyone know anything about sachs suspension components?
Yes, and both their low pressure gas and automatic gas dampers are NOT suitable for lowered springs. These are comparable to Bilstein's OE Touring dampers which are also not suitable for lowering springs.

There's only one type of SACHS Boge that will work and it's called SACHS Boge Turbo/Pro GAS. But then you're already in the Bilstein Sport range. So just go with the Bilsteins. There's no cutting corners when you work on suspension.

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An H&R Cup Kit (Shocks and springs) can be had for $600. Lowers the front 2.1" and the rear 1.7". Bilstein makes a great shock that is worth what it costs. As Autotechnica said their is no cutting corners on suspension components.
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i agree, as autotechnica knows ive been researching suspension set ups for my car all winter. everything from a H&R/bilstein set up to a set of Pss9's, and if you arent looking to sacrifice a whole lot of ride quality for performance both mach 5 and autotechnica have suggested good ideas for setups.
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okay i have a 328is 1996 w/ sport suspension.
i want to upgrade the suspension, what is the best
set up to get?... so far it sounds like bilstein?
I am looking for a better handling.
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okay i have a 328is 1996 w/ sport suspension.
i want to upgrade the suspension, what is the best
set up to get?... so far it sounds like bilstein?
I am looking for a better handling.
is that the only requirement?
what do you want to do with ride comfort and height?
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Andrew, I sympathise with you bro as I am a poor college student as well (getting poorer by the minute). But if you are going to buy new shocks and are even thinking about adding springs, and you don't want to buy CRAP (which I'm sure you don't...obviously or you wouldn't drive a BMW ha ha) you will still end up spending $650 easy with Bilstein Sports and Eibachs. Save your money a little longer and go with the PSS ($850) system from Bilstein. I have owned Eibach's before and they are fine, but you are comparing that set up to coilovers w/ fully adjustable ride height. Come on, save your change for few months and rationalize to yourself that they are the last suspension components you will ever buy...until of course, the next car comes along.
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