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ALMSBMW 05-19-2009 08:34 AM

Ohio WTT Tein springs for OEM sport
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I have a 2001 325i sedan that is setting on Tein lowering springs. Now my wife wants to drive my car and she does not like it lowered. Will trade even up for OEM e46 325i sport springs. Only problem is the springs is on the car so I will have to come to you or you come to me and do the swap. Would prefer to be no more than 100 miles or so away. I am in Columbus Ohio. you can email me at m3seven@hotmail.com if you include a contact number I will return your call. BTW the car is setting on 19's with NO rubbing issues although I did need to do some very minor fender rolling. with the 18's there was no problems

Flatman 05-19-2009 08:51 AM

Damn...drive to Texas and I would be all over this! Meet in say Oklahoma??? (J/k)

ALMSBMW 05-19-2009 11:18 AM

sorry wish I could

nsimo7050 05-19-2009 03:56 PM

i might be into doing this. I have an 01 330CI w/sport. I have some rubbing issues now so I don't know if it would work.

ALMSBMW 05-19-2009 05:22 PM

I am running 19's with no issues since the fenders were rolled. Springs have less than 2000 miles BTW

nsimo7050 05-19-2009 09:22 PM

how would we do the swap. do you have experience?

ALMSBMW 05-19-2009 11:22 PM

I have done struts many times before Let me know

WhiteOut323i 05-20-2009 06:29 AM

where abouts in OH? haw about H&R race springs?

are you close to LIMA?

ALMSBMW 05-20-2009 07:20 AM

The reason I was going to OEM was I want my ride back. The Tein springs are not very soft. And I don't really like my car as low as it is. I would consider anything if it raised my car some. I live just outside Columbus

K1rby 05-20-2009 07:41 AM

How low is the drop (front and rear)? Are you talking about a full spring and shock/strut exchange? If so, what brand and how many miles on the shocks and struts?

Edit: From Modbargains.com


Vehicle Model Years Approx. Front Lowering Approx. Rear Lowering Part No.
E46 Coupe excl. M3 2000-2005 1.3" 0.9" SKG72-AUB00
E46 Sedan 2000-2005 1.6" 0.7" SKG72-AUB00

Your pic looks a lot lower than that. Maybe it's just the 19s?

WhiteOut323i 05-20-2009 09:34 AM

the Hand R race springs are a bit will definitely raise your car
my wheels for sure dont tuck like yours does

ALMSBMW 05-20-2009 09:54 AM

My struts are not that good. I was going to put new Konis on when I swapped them and whoever trades with me can reuse theirs and even have my old ones if they want.

WhiteOut323i 05-20-2009 06:13 PM

So are you saying that your car islow and a big reason your tires are so tucked is because you have blown shocks?interested pm me

ALMSBMW 05-20-2009 08:28 PM

No struts are not blown just OEM and not as good handling as you would think. My struts have a little rust which is why I am changing them better tobe safe than sorry. I think my car looks a little too low. I don't really care for the wheels to tuck that far

WhiteOut323i 05-20-2009 10:01 PM

are the the tein s tech springs or H tech?

if s tech im very intersetd in trading my H and R race springs



K1rby 05-21-2009 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by WhiteOut323i (Post 9990749)
the Hand R race springs are a bit will definitely raise your car
my wheels for sure dont tuck like yours does

I'm no expert, but I don't think H&R race springs ride higher than Teins. But it sure looks like the OP's ride is slammed. Can you post a better pic?

Here's what I found online for Coupes (f/r);
Factory stock (0.0/0.0) reference point
Factory sport (0.55/0.75) or (0.65/0.5) depending on website
Tein High Tech (0.7/0.3)
Tein S Tech (1.3/0.9)
H&R Sport (1.4/0.75)
H&R Race (2.0/1.4)

I'm also curious about what type of Teins you have. Are they High Tech (SKG72-BUB00) or S Tech (SKG72-AUB00)?

SUHLeen 05-21-2009 11:03 AM

Would these work on a coupe? I have an 01 coupe with sport springs that have 60k on them. I'm on the east side of columbus. PM me

ALMSBMW 05-21-2009 11:58 AM

Coupe and sedan are the same PM sent.

These are s line Teins

WhiteOut323i 05-21-2009 02:12 PM

Yea that is what I thought too but after seeing my buddies car on twin springs compared to my h and r race springs
Twins are for sure lower!

Believe me before I baight the h and r
I did research and was lead robelieve the h and r springs (race) give the lowest drop,
Obviusly not

Tein s springs does

WhiteOut323i 05-21-2009 02:25 PM

I'll be in Lima if you want to swap springs


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