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Old 09-07-2005, 07:17 PM   #1
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How to lower my 05 330i with sport Suspension??

ok im looking at the eibach sportline kit which will lower a reg non sport suspension car 1.8 front and rear so im guessing it will lower my sport suspension car about 1 inch front and back.

also h&r has the sport spring will lower front .75 and rear .25

now here is my question

1) how is the ride on the eibach and h&R
2) will i need new struts
3) will i have alignment probs

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Old 10-26-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:32 AM   #3
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Buy the Eibach Sportlines. The HR Sport will only drop your car like .25"F and 0"R. Perhaps cuase i have Bilstein Sport, which are known to raise the car .25"-.5" higher cause of their high compressed gas. The HR rides sweet though. I like it alot better than Eibach. Since you have stock struts, it may be a good choice for you.

I'd replace the shocks if you'd had extra money. Save the stock for future, just incase you want to go back to stock for some reason. I'm selling a set of brand new HR Springs if you are interested. I have 2 sets available (Eibach Sportlines and HR Sport). I will put in the Sportline this weekend. You can have the HR Sport for $200 shipped. Let me know man.
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1) how is the ride on the eibach and h&R
A) about the same since your not replacing your shocks / struts
2) will i need new struts
B) It is a good idea, you won't pay for installation and alignment twice
3) will i have alignment probs
C) You should not, but you will need an alignment afterwards
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1. ride is better on HR. It's very smooth on smooth road, and absorb well on bumpy road. u just have to go a little slower.
2. you will not need new struts if your car has under 60K. at about 65-70K, your stock shocks are pretty much gone out. replacement time! however, w/ lowering springs, expect them to kill your struts in about 25K. You will know when the ride gets bumpy or uneven tire wear.
3. Alignment is recommended everytime you take out the suspension, but if your steering are relatively straight, you can avoid this step.
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I have the Eibach Sportlines, (had H&R for like 1 week). They ride sooooooooooooooooo much better than the H&R, its ALMOST as smooth as stock, The H&R are good if you like bouncy tank like ride.
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Old 02-15-2006, 04:47 PM   #7
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