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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 09-05-2012, 03:22 PM   #21
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HR spring part numbers for the xit (which uses the same coilovers as the 325xi sedan but different springs):

Sport Spring: 50419
Street Perf. Coil Over: 29382-1
Did you have to make any major adjustments to this application?
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #22
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Did you have to make any major adjustments to this application?
Not sure what you are asking?
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:45 PM   #23
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Not sure what you are asking?
Essentially was it a bolt on and ride application....with the necessary alignment and height adjustments? Unlike the H&R Bilstien application where you had to cut your front springs.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:40 AM   #24
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Essentially was it a bolt on and ride application....with the necessary alignment and height adjustments? Unlike the H&R Bilstien application where you had to cut your front springs.
oh yeah, plug and play. don't recommend running these at full low up front, it gets a bit too bumpy.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:53 AM   #25
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I think HnR coilovers use a proprietary shaped spring and won't accept regular sized coilover springs. Not great if you plan to tinker with spring rates/lengths.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #26
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I think HnR coilovers use a proprietary shaped spring and won't accept regular sized coilover springs. Not great if you plan to tinker with spring rates/lengths.
That is correct as the H&R coils use the oem top spring hat, however you could theoretically use one of these and replace spring with a 2.5" id spring. This won't allow you to go any lower, but could let you run different rates. One cool thing about the H&R coils overs is that the front struts have the thick pistons in them, similar to what you'd find in a front e46 rwd bilstein strut.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #27
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Essentially was it a bolt on and ride application....with the necessary alignment and height adjustments? Unlike the H&R Bilstien application where you had to cut your front springs.
Great. Thanks. Im going coil overs.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:42 PM   #28
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I went this route w/ my 04' 325 xit. I asked around on a similar bmw forum and the only response I got back was from a parts supplier that wanted to sell me coil overs.

The reason for refresh was when I took it to the dealership for my inspection 2. The stealership said the rear springs were bad. The whole front end minus struts and springs were done under my extended warranty (FCA,FCAB,CV, ect..). I figure I buy a spring/shock set for the price they asked to put rear springs in for and have an indy to it. I ordered sport struts and shocks. HR Sport springs for the touring. New front mounts and reinforcements, new rear mounts and reinforcements.

I took to an indy mechanic to put them on since I a) don't have the tools b) don't have the time.

He puts all but one rear shock on because ECS tuning sent the wrong one.

I now have a effing noise from front left I am taking it to him to check out tomorrow. I didn't get spring pads could or perches could that be the reason? The ride sucks. I was expecting stiff and feeling the road. However, it is bouncy up front as ghetto'd out riced out civic.

Now I read in the other thread http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=830014 about failures galore in the rear shocks I am waiting for on back order..

I see some say don't lower a XIT some say it doesn't matter.

What is a good set up for a 325 XIT suspension wise. I want a stiffer than stock feel I don't want a bouncy ghetto'd out bmw. It only feels right when I am cornering fast as all get out.

Should I go back to stock springs? What would be good springs and shocks? I don't think coil overs would be a good option up in Detroit w/ out atrocious roads.
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