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Old 01-19-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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Anyone match bilstein touring with eibach pro kit on 325i? need your input guys

Hi Guys,
Been searching this forum, but can't find one for my issue.
My car is 2001 325i M54. Changed OEM springs with Eibach pro kit set, my shocks were OEM (Boge). lowered the car nicely, and handling perfect. But noticed the car gets alot more bouch in every bump of road, no matter how small the bump.
Here in my country, the road is not smooth at all, bumps and holes everywhere.

I see there's two options for me now. Getting Bilstein touring ($250) or Bilstein Sport ($800). If bilstein touring managed to match perfectly with my pro kit and reduce the bump to comfort level, then I will not go to sport, which going cost me more than tripled.

My questions, have any of member here managed to paired their 325i with bilstein touring with eibach pro kit? i need your inputs guyss...
Thanks in advanced

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:59 AM   #2
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bump. anyone??
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:07 AM   #3
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The Bilstein Touring is not designed for lowering springs. Using those springs with the touring suspension will wear the shocks/struts out quicker and Bilstein will most likely not cover the warranty if they start leaking. I would go with another option if you are looking to use the lowering springs.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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so i'm left with using bilstein sport? done my home work, googled and find out that bilstein sport (yellow) have two type B6 and B8, while i don't see any info that B6 is shorter shocks compared to OEM. And here I can only get Bilstein B6. What do you think ryannel2003?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #5
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Checking out online the B6 (also known as Bilstein HD) is a firmer shock but from what I'm reading isn't designed for lowering springs. The Bilstein B8 is what you would need to accomplish what you are looking for. I would personally look at the Koni FSD's for your car. They have a great track record on various BMW sites and are designed to accept lowering springs.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #6
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Or even a nice set of koni yellows adjusted correctly will do the trick. I've also heard some good things about the eibach dampers. Both accept the lowering springs.

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