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Iggy27 12-13-2013 03:40 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
Iam looking for some new springs for me 330xi. I noticed Bav auto has it's own line of springs. Has anyone used them? Is so how are they? How stiff?


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Iggy27 12-13-2013 08:35 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
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Ken@BavAuto 12-17-2013 01:53 PM

We've sold a bunch of these so it's very likely a few members here are running them. In general our springs are a little softer riding than an Eibach Pro Kit or H&R sport spring. But they are firmer than stock. The XI springs seem to drop the car to about the height of a stock RWD sport package car.

Mango 12-17-2013 03:35 PM

^who makes your springs

Iggy27 12-17-2013 04:04 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
Iam trying to decide either the Bav auto ones or h and r. I plan to autocross the car a few times a year.


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Ken@BavAuto 12-17-2013 04:36 PM

Between ours and an H&R (which we also carry) I would say if autocrossing is part of the plan the H&R springs would have an edge over ours.

As far as who makes our springs I have read all kinds of speculation on various BMW forums over the years. But to be honest I don't know. When the deal was made over 15 years ago the manufacturer didn't want to be revealed and they haven't been. But I can say they are all made in Germany by a large coil spring supplier.

Iggy27 12-17-2013 06:23 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
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Originally Posted by Ken@BavAuto (Post 15895116)
Between ours and an H&R (which we also carry) I would say if autocrossing is part of the plan the H&R springs would have an edge over ours.

As far as who makes our springs I have read all kinds of speculation on various BMW forums over the years. But to be honest I don't know. When the deal was made over 15 years ago the manufacturer didn't want to be revealed and they haven't been. But I can say they are all made in Germany by a large coil spring supplier.

I can see h and r being stiffer but I want a good all around spring. Daily driving comfort and handling. I've been leaning towards Bav auto. Just due to how they will be more giving and more comfortable daily driving.


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Ken@BavAuto 12-18-2013 10:19 AM

Ride-comfort wise ours certainly would be the way to go. And handling is greatly improved over stock. But they aren't as stiff as most other aftermarket springs. It's a good idea to put a performance shock like a Koni or Bilstein in the car at the same time.

Iggy27 12-18-2013 03:01 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
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Originally Posted by Ken@BavAuto (Post 15896335)
Ride-comfort wise ours certainly would be the way to go. And handling is greatly improved over stock. But they aren't as stiff as most other aftermarket springs. It's a good idea to put a performance shock like a Koni or Bilstein in the car at the same time.

I will be running bilstein sports. You have a extension number I can reach you at?


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Ken@BavAuto 12-18-2013 03:12 PM

You have a PM. And the Bilstein sports are a great match for these.

tghooper 12-22-2013 06:03 PM

Ken, im looking for springs and shocks also. Are these firmer than eibach? Planning to get Koni

Iggy27 12-22-2013 08:27 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
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Originally Posted by tghooper (Post 15903381)
Ken, im looking for springs and shocks also. Are these firmer than eibach? Planning to get Koni

So is stiffness I think it's goes
Eibach
H and r
Bav auto
OEM


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tghooper 12-22-2013 11:37 PM

I believe you have Eibach and H&R reversed.

Iggy27 12-22-2013 11:43 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
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Originally Posted by tghooper (Post 15903889)
I believe you have Eibach and H&R reversed.

It could be I am not sure.


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YYCZHP 12-22-2013 11:59 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken@BavAuto (Post 15895116)
Between ours and an H&R (which we also carry) I would say if autocrossing is part of the plan the H&R springs would have an edge over ours.

As far as who makes our springs I have read all kinds of speculation on various BMW forums over the years. But to be honest I don't know. When the deal was made over 15 years ago the manufacturer didn't want to be revealed and they haven't been. But I can say they are all made in Germany by a large coil spring supplier.

What an honest vendor!!! :thumbsup:


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Iggy27 12-23-2013 12:22 AM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
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Originally Posted by RyanTosi (Post 15903908)
What an honest vendor!!! :thumbsup:


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I know I think Iam getting these Bav auto springs


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tghooper 01-01-2014 01:29 PM

My Bavauto springs and Koni struts/shocks should be coming next week. How much can one expect to pay to have this installed? I've been quoted around $500 for labor alone...seems steep. I'm in the Portland, OR area if someone can recommend a shop.

Rob43 01-01-2014 03:07 PM

Do you have any mechanical ability ?

This is a job that you could do yourself, or get a buddy to help you with it. Besides hand tools & a jack, you'd need to rent or buy a spring compressor (cheap).

Try watching some YouTube videos on the subject.


Good luck.

PS, If you do have a local shop do this, shop around a lot, it's slow right now for these shops. I guarantee someone is hungry for your business & will cut you a good deal. Also remember that an Alignment is CRITICAL after you get this done, that's another $100 give or take.

Iggy27 01-01-2014 03:36 PM

Bav auto springs reviews?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tghooper (Post 15917833)
My Bavauto springs and Koni struts/shocks should be coming next week. How much can one expect to pay to have this installed? I've been quoted around $500 for labor alone...seems steep. I'm in the Portland, OR area if someone can recommend a shop.

I do everything on my own. The rear springs and shocks are simple to put in. The main part is the spring compression onto the front strut. Look at videos and see if you can do it. It's pretty simple when you think about it and a alignment will be needed after like previously said.


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tghooper 01-01-2014 10:53 PM

^ I do have some skills but don't trust myself...especially when it comes to suspension. LOL Yes, I've seen the youtube videos from Bavauto and seems pretty simple.


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