E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW Regional Forums > Regional Forums > Australia

Australia
Check out other E46Fanatics members rides in the Enthusist Directory!

If you don't have your garage setup, sign up today HERE

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-01-2012, 05:07 AM   #1
macca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 98
My Ride: 2003 e46 318i
Talking WTB: King Springs

hey y'all, looking at lowering my car just wondering if anyone has some king springs for sale?
__________________

Yeah BUDDY!
macca is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 10-01-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
DesiredM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 519
My Ride: E46 M3
On stock struts?? Please don't.

You will be paying $$$ for new struts/suspension in the near future if you put lowering springs on the stock struts.

Just save a little more and buy some proper springs and struts or even a decent set of coil overs.
DesiredM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
LSM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 659
My Ride: E46 ///M3
Just chop your stock springs bRo. Lulz
__________________
___________________________________________


2006 CS M3 | ESS Tune : CSL SMG tune : Eisenmann Race : Eibach : Tekarbon
LSM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
Rajvosa
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,281
My Ride: M3
I'd recommend Eibach PRO kit springs.
My brother has had them on stock shocks for 3 years. Lowers it nicely and I'd say better than Kings quality.
__________________
Rajvosa is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:11 AM   #5
macca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 98
My Ride: 2003 e46 318i
ah righto i'll look into them. yeah i just have stock struts but ive heard mixed reviews on whether you NEED new ones when changing springs. i know it would be better but i have limited $$$. thanks for the suggestions fellas
__________________

Yeah BUDDY!
macca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:37 AM   #6
LSM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 659
My Ride: E46 ///M3
I second Eibach Pro kit. Do not put king springs in it.

Some people on here and M3F swear by Vogtland springs. I've used Eibachs across three different E46s and loved the height and ride. Either of those brands or H&R will be fine
__________________
___________________________________________


2006 CS M3 | ESS Tune : CSL SMG tune : Eisenmann Race : Eibach : Tekarbon
LSM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #7
shannon1
Registered User
 
shannon1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,601
My Ride: 2001, 318i
I'm on Eibach Pro's and very happy with them, but I did change my shocks as well cause they were blown to begin with.
__________________
Shannon.

shannon1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
macca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 98
My Ride: 2003 e46 318i
Ah ok. Im looking into these Eibach pros now. thanks for the suggestions
__________________

Yeah BUDDY!
macca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #9
shannon1
Registered User
 
shannon1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,601
My Ride: 2001, 318i
Check out the German ebay for some cheaper deals as well.
__________________
Shannon.

shannon1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
Mitch E46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Posts: 1,951
My Ride: M3 Convertible
I'm running King Spring super lows. Pretty good for $400 installed. If my shocks ever fail I have set aside a few grand for coilovers...but untill then I'll keep out turning the ford commodores.
__________________

Mitch E46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #11
all4show
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Preston, VIC
Posts: 414
My Ride: '00 318i
depends if you want just King Springs Low or Superlow...if you're after the Superlow look, i suggest going for Eibach Sportline Springs.

the pro-kit sits quite a bit higher than the sportline's do (taken from tirerack site):
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs usually lower vehicles 1.00" -1.25". Sportline Springs provide an increased drop typically 1.50" to 2.00"
__________________
- 19" CSL Wheels / Lowered
- Clear Rear and Side Indicators w/ Invisible Bulbs
- Clear Front Indicators w/ black inserts
- LED License Plate Bulbs
- MTech 100w Cosmos Blue Headlights w/ black inserts
- White CCFL Angel Eyes
- Real Carbon Fibre (coloured) Badges
- Alpine Sound System:
* 800w Type S Sub w/ 800w Monoblock Amp
* 6.5" Type S Speakers all round w/ OEM tweeters
* Head Unit w/ Direct iPod Connectivity


all4show is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 01:20 AM   #12
DeclanM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 3,354
My Ride: 332Ci
I had Eibach Sportlines in my old 325. Loved them, perfect height and great handling even on stock shocks. Apparently the rear shocks went shortly after I sold the car so keep in mind that you'll be up for shocks at some point (the springs were in the car for at least 60,000kms / 2 years before the rear shocks went).

H&R also make a good springs as well. I reckon you're best off sticking with German seeming they are specifically made for these cars and with handling in mind, mind you I've never tried King springs so I can't comment from first hand experience. I think King springs are only available in Australia - I've never seen them for sale on US websites so consider the R&D they would've gone to for the size of the e46 mod market over here.
__________________


DeclanM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 03:10 AM   #13
YGOAMG
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Riverside: Melbourne
Posts: 11,819
My Ride: 325Ci ClubSport
Send a message via MSN to YGOAMG
You get what you pay for...
KING are pretty good for the price
__________________

Find me on Instagram
@PeterMarquez346

Quote:
Originally Posted by all4show View Post
who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?
YGOAMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:45 AM   #14
Pants.On.Fire
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 359
My Ride: 328ci
I've got Pedders, they are low! Willing to sell them as I went coil-overs soon after. So the question now is how low do you want to go!
Pants.On.Fire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #15
macca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 98
My Ride: 2003 e46 318i
could possibly be getting some H&R springs. i wanna drop prolly 30mm i reckon. I think keeping it german is prolly the way to go too. cheers
__________________

Yeah BUDDY!
macca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 08:04 AM   #16
niiCk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Syd
Posts: 1,624
My Ride: E90
i had king springs superlow, i didnt mind them. Were pretty good for the price of them. Brand new were $150. Didnt blow my shocks or anything.
I even ended up selling the car with superlows and the buyer liked it too..haha
niiCk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 08:04 AM   #17
niiCk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Syd
Posts: 1,624
My Ride: E90
or H&R race? do they make it for the E46?
i know for the E90, they go freaking low compared to the H&R sports
niiCk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #18
YGOAMG
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Riverside: Melbourne
Posts: 11,819
My Ride: 325Ci ClubSport
Send a message via MSN to YGOAMG
HR give a rake look I've found
__________________

Find me on Instagram
@PeterMarquez346

Quote:
Originally Posted by all4show View Post
who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?
YGOAMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 11:20 PM   #19
macca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 98
My Ride: 2003 e46 318i
Rake look??
__________________

Yeah BUDDY!
macca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #20
macca
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 98
My Ride: 2003 e46 318i
what do you guys think about these? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...ht_1696wt_1195
__________________

Yeah BUDDY!
macca is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use