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Old 11-26-2004, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been bored lately and have just been doin little here and there mods, but I plan on getting nice springs for my car. I'd like to lower it about 1"-1 1/2" comfortably. What is a good spring? I've heard people swear by H&R. But Is Ebaich any good? Any other options? used
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had H&R's on my car, Eibachs on my 3000GT TT, they are both nice, but H&R's on the BMW are extremely nice. If you want to stiffen the ride a little bit and lower it you need to get H&R Performance Springs or the H&R Race Springs The performance springs are decent, give you the closest drop to what your lookin for, and the Race springs are a little more of a drop and can be pretty stiff. Either set, I would not recommend staying with your factory OEM struts. Get a set of Bilstein Sport struts. They're what I used and are awsome.
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I have bilstien sports. I think I'm going to go with the H & R.
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I have bilstien sports. I think I'm going to go with the H & R.
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i like my h&r sport spring. bilsteins are good too.
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Go with H&R.

I've had both Eibach Pro kit and H&R sport on my E36. Hands down H&R's are the better springs. Eibach's are now made in US and H&R's are still made in Germany. Eibach springs have softer spring rates than the H&R's and are more progessive. Eibach's also cost more for some odd reason. Anyways, H&R!

I can push my car at least 15-20km/h faster in a certain corner near my house with the H&R springs. There was a lot more roll with the Eibach springs.
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i really like the H&rs but eibachs arent bad either...

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I like the Sachs Performance Strut/Shock/Spring package. The drop was perfect for me and it is still daily drivable, and corners on rails on the track.
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Originally posted by bimmerfan620@Nov 26 2004, 11:45 AM
... Either set, I would not recommend staying with your factory OEM struts. Get a set of Bilstein Sport struts.* They're what I used and are awesome.
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I agree with 620, try to always replace shocks and springs together. No one I trust recommends mixing and mismatching factory shocks or springs, with stiffer aftermarket or M-Spec shocks or springs. Replace both with a matched set that will complement your style of driving on the street and/or track!

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H&R + Bilstein sp are my setup. good stuff. Havign complications with the sp's though. Nothign related to the H&R's.
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