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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 05-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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H&R vs. Eibach

Why does everyone say the drop is different? I read both websites and they show the exact same drop?

Where is the misinformation coming from all of these posts?

I'm narrowing in on Koni's and Eibach due to the Koni sale at the moment.

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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both rated the same drop but the h&r is actually a tad bit lower...
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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This "misinformation" is not intended to trick us. Owners report their experience after installation with variables like settling. They also don't measure with precise instruments with comments normally reading like, "about an inch drop". It's all subjective to what they report and how many bodies are in the trunk.

Are you really concerned why this occurs as it appears you've already made your selection?
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #4
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H&R vs. Eibach

I just did this to my 330xi a few weeks ago. H&R and Koni yellows. If you look at a RWD E46, that is the ride height my car ended up at. Which is just where I wanted it.


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Old 05-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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I've heard that H&Rs are a tad bit rougher ride. I know they are on my Porsche 911. I'll be getting Eibachs for my 325...
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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i did h&r sports springs and bilstein sports struts/shocks and i think its great it lowered about 1.2in in the front and 1.5in in the back

very sporty feel not to stiff but it helped my handling tenfold compared to the factory setup

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