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surf2salsa 10-23-2010 04:33 PM

No drop after Eibach's w/Koni's on 325xi?
 
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I've just installed Eibach's and front Koni's on my 2003 325xi (rears on backorder).

I'm looking at the car and it seems to be about the same height.

Here are before and after pics.

Before:

surf2salsa 10-23-2010 04:34 PM

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And after the installation:

I don't see much difference. What could be wrong?

tb330 10-23-2010 04:39 PM

I'm not sure how the Koni's would effect the height as I'm still on stock shocks, but when I lowered with Eibach's I ended up getting a small drop. It will drop a little bit more after it settles, but your car will still have some wheel gap.

Slowlane22 10-23-2010 05:41 PM

Your before and after shots look just like mine did after I installed my dinan suspension. I can see a drop now, and it'll take 10-15 days for the suspension to settle to its final ride height. Don't worry about it. Looks great, grats!

surf2salsa 10-23-2010 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by tb330 (Post 12382089)
I'm not sure how the Koni's would effect the height as I'm still on stock shocks, but when I lowered with Eibach's I ended up getting a small drop. It will drop a little bit more after it settles, but your car will still have some wheel gap.

Thanks, do you have any pics?

Mouf 10-23-2010 06:07 PM

and you have to figure in that your stock springs were sagging anyway, after 7 years of abuse they wouldn't be at the original height..

EndlessAP1 10-23-2010 06:21 PM

Usually you don't see much with Eibach springs. I ran these 14 years ago in one of my Honda's and never ran them again. Over the years I ran the following suspensions on my cars:

KW Variant 3s
Aragosta
Top Secret
Spoon
Tein
Zeal
H&R
Bilstein

I have to say the best setup was the KWs. Zeals were pretty good too.

Bimmer Dude Xi 10-24-2010 07:31 PM

i have the same set up, wait a couple of days for it to settle

surf2salsa 10-24-2010 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimmer Dude Xi (Post 12384874)
i have the same set up, wait a couple of days for it to settle

Thanks for the comments on both threads.

Dreamliner330 10-25-2010 05:03 AM

I just got my koni and eibach set to he installed...curious...how does the comfort compare?

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xi_ter 10-25-2010 12:36 PM

I have the same set up as the OP - Koni Sports and Eibach ProKit. I swapped out the 15mm upper rear spring pad and put in the 5 mm pads:
The end result:
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...DSCN6971-1.jpg

surf2salsa 10-25-2010 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Dreamliner330 (Post 12386124)
I just got my koni and eibach set to he installed...curious...how does the comfort compare?

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I love the ride and handling, much better than the original stock setup.
Haven't messed with the front Koni adjustment yet.

I just think my height is a bit up there, I'll see in a couple of weeks how it settles.

Post pics as soon as you can.

330Lover_ 10-25-2010 02:10 PM

I have Eibach spring and stock sport shock. I have about half inch wheel gap in the front. GL.

Kubica 10-25-2010 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 330Lover_ (Post 12387353)
I have Eibach spring and stock sport shock. I have about half inch wheel gap in the front. GL.

I think we should be brutal with the non-xi guys that come in our new house and track mud on the floor . . .

fat-marshmellow 10-25-2010 02:28 PM

give it a couple days to settle, but if you wanted to go a little lower should've gone with the h&r setup...
heres mine with h&r sports, with the spring pads with 18" wheels
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/...a7bd5b9ebe.jpg

surf2salsa 10-25-2010 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by 330Lover_ (Post 12387353)
I have Eibach spring and stock sport shock. I have about half inch wheel gap in the front. GL.

Thanks for the info, but sorry, the xi's are different.

surf2salsa 10-25-2010 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by xi_chee (Post 12387425)
give it a couple days to settle, but if you wanted to go a little lower should've gone with the h&r setup...
heres mine with h&r sports, with the spring pads with 18" wheels
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/...a7bd5b9ebe.jpg

Thanks for the pics.
The xi rides a lot higher. I can see with the H&R setup it's higher than the non xi's with H&R's that I've seen.

I went with the Eibach's because of the NYC/Jersey streets.

Anyone run H&R with the Koni's?


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