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Old 11-08-2005, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Eibach Pro-Kit Springs E39 540i...any good?

I've been considering buying a set of Eibach springs (or maybe Bavarian Autosport's) that lower the rear by 1" and front by 1.5". I was curious if anyone had put these on or have any comments regarding them. Any feedback would be appreciated...THANKS!
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Yes sir, they are great springs.
Personally if I wasn't going to buy coilovers, I would stick with Eibach or H&R springs. I bought H&R instead, only because they are a tad stiffer and I love that stiff feeling ride

Eibachs are excellent, though.

Stay away from the bavauto springs at all costs!
Horror stories with those - and the last set I installed settled so much over a period of less than 1000 miles that they pretty much collapsed and all the coils are touching eachother. There is NO suspesnion travel anymore. Made the car pretty much un driveable.
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Hmm - I wonder how much Eibachs would lower a 540i with a sport package... what's the best place to buy them?
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Look what santa brought me...

Per your positive reviews, I've gone ahead and gotten the Eibachs...



I'll be putting them on tomorrow and I'll post before and after shots ASAP...
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Ok, so today I went around to a few different garages around town and they're all quoting me about $600-800 for the install... Am i missing something here, I thought a spring change was fairly easy?!?!?
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150-200 per corner? that sounds a little high to me, I changed my front sturt inserts myself, and not ever doing anything like that before, did it in about 3-4 hours.
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on the e39 its a little more difficult than other cars.

800 seems to be on the extreme side, 600 is somewhat reasonable. There is the work of disconnecting everything to get the shock able to come off, pulling the rear seats to get to the shock mounts, then the danger of compressing the spring (I hate doing this).
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