I need everyone's help. I am suggesting if I should eitha get some lowering springs or pulleys for my 93 325is. So far for performance mods I got a k&n intake, custom dtm style exhaust, and confronti chip is coming in the mail soon. What would be the better choice? Lowering springs or pulleys or other performance products? What brand and type of lowering springs or pulleys should I look into?
Is Eibach pro kit lowering springs any good? I also checked out the pulleys on umnitza and turner motorsports.com site?
I was also wondering if I do get lowering springs do I have to get other parts like shocks or struts? I don't plan on going auto xing. I just want performance for the street and have a more lowered stylish look. I know pulleys will give me a little more horses but what is the better choice? Thanks to any that can help me out
I'd personally go with lowering springs. I've yet to put in my pulleys (I have a whole room full of parts I'm putting on in Jan) but I'm not going to expect any sort of huge power gain. springs look great and ride nicer. I'm going to go with h&r sport springs so no comment about the others.
thanks for the info. I know some guy that is selling h&r springs with 16 inch oem 5 spoke rims for 200 bucks. Think that is a great deal or not? Also if I do get lowering springs would I have to change any othe suspension parts? I mean the oem suspension isn't that bad but I hate the ugly space in the wheel well. Haha good eyes Del. That picture is actually old. I got some fairly new potenza's for the rear and older michellins for the front. It's great to have a friend thats a mechanic though. Get hook up on parts. but I am pissed now cuz my car just got out of the shop and some fucker scratched my hood and fender so I gotta have my friend repaint it over again.
bigred. did you have to upgrade any other suspension parts to compensate for the eibach springs? Some people tell me to change the shock and struts if I decide to get the lowering springs?? I am clueless about suspension stuff. What is dampers and all that other stuff? Can't I just get the lowering springs and stick with the stock shocks?
Dampers are the shocks/struts that are inside the springs. They are what acutally cushion your car during riding (over bumps and potholes and such). Lowering the car with Eibach or H&Rs will only lower it about 1.5 inches in the front and a little less in the rear, which isn't major stress on the struts. They should be alright with just being a little lower though. If you want maxiumum performance with your handling and suspension though, you will eventually want to get some better struts.
I would definitely do the suspension upgrade now. Get the springs. Eibach makes quality suspension parts.
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You can do just springs but your ride is gonna suck. You will feel every little bump. PLUS- for the rear shock mounts I would HIGHLY recommend getting aluminum or heavy duty mounts. The stock mounts are crappy plastic and when you lower, the shocks bust right through them.. Hey and I noticed you have a 93. Lowering our year E36 is risky...We do not have the welded reinforcment plates that strenghten our rear sub-frame. By lowering you are enhancing the potential for disaster.
Originally posted by 93 325i@Dec 29 2004, 08:26 AM You can do just springs but your ride is gonna suck. You will feel every little bump. PLUS- for the rear shock mounts I would HIGHLY recommend getting aluminum or heavy duty mounts. The stock mounts are crappy plastic and when you lower, the shocks bust right through them.. Hey and I noticed you have a 93. Lowering our year E36 is risky...We do not have the welded reinforcment plates that strenghten our rear sub-frame. By lowering you are enhancing the potential for disaster.
very very common mistake, some springs yes you wil lfeel everything, i just have eibach springs and my ride is the same as my friends 2.5rs with coilovers, and my friends 200sx with coilovers. WHen you upgrade suspension you always sacrafice a little ride quality. but you gain better handling. Everyone says dont just do springs you will feel everything, and hell that might be true for some springs. but if you get the eibachs i have, itll be a fine ride. im not bouncing all around like some people make it seem. just throwing that out there...
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