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Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to install E39 standard suspension shocks with Eibach sports springs which would lower about 1.3 inches?

I have installed new shocks last fall and now one of the original spring I had reused has broken.

Do I need new sport shocks with the sport springs and if not, what kind of ride will I get if I use standard shock with sport spings.

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Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to install E39 standard suspension shocks with Eibach sports springs which would lower about 1.3 inches?

I have installed new shocks last fall and now one of the original spring I had reused has broken.

Do I need new sport shocks with the sport springs and if not, what kind of ride will I get if I use standard shock with sport spings.

Thanks,
Patrick
Just get new sport shocks... the stock ones weren't designed for the dropp your adding...

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You say not designed. What are the reprecussions if this is done.


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You say not designed. What are the reprecussions if this is done.
not handling properly, and that shocks could fail prematurly... i dont know how much stuffer Eibach make there springs but i would HIGHLY sugest putting on some bilsten sport shocks or some Koni Yellows...

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Thanks. I have been considering using my stock shocks but I wanted to educate myself from all persectives.


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Thanks. I have been considering using my stock shocks but I wanted to educate myself from all persectives.
just save up a bit longer and replace the shocks with ones designed for a dropp you will be alot happyer

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Thanks for your reply, I was just trying to reuse my new shock if it was possible but I don't want ot have to do this job again next year. The rear is especially a pain.
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Thanks for your reply, I was just trying to reuse my new shock if it was possible but I don't want ot have to do this job again next year. The rear is especially a pain.
you can probably sell them on craigslist.org for a bit

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