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Old 10-29-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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2000 323i shock and strut help

I just purchased a 2000 BMW 323i ... The guy I purchased it from has the car lowered with Monroe struts and I believe Eibach springs ... Not sure how long he has had them on but seems like the right rear is lower than the others was open to any ideas to help maybe have the ride be a little more comfortable but not dip or roll in corners.

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Old 10-29-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Re: 2000 323i shock and strut help

Buy a set of oe springs off the forum here and sell the eibach ones. The ride will be more comfortable, and it will probably extend the life of the struts significantly. My guess is the Monroe struts aren't designed for the lowering springs and will probably blow prematurely just like people who drop on oe struts.

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Old 10-29-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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Thanks man ... I'm using the phone app and new to the site how much are they and how do I find to buy

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Old 10-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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Go the classifieds section and browse the suspension sub section or the part out section. They will be used. You can also sell your springs in the classifieds, you should come out ahead as oe springs are plentiful and people are always looking to "upgrade" to eibach lowering springs. Make an offer on whatever springs you see...everything is negotiable.

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Old 11-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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You could get a set of OEM springs if you want the ride to be softer and more comfortable but if you want to reduce body roll, you could stay with the eibachs and switch to a new shock. You'd want to do something like a Bilstein Sport or Heavy Duty to accommodate for the lowering springs.
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