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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 11-10-2016, 12:30 PM   #241
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My roads are kind of crap. Not Michigan or Ohio bad, but not California smooth either.
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Old 11-10-2016, 02:04 PM   #242
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The rear shocks are totally worth it if you drive hard on a regular basis. They might be a bit firm for some (even on full soft), but they've definitely held up to a ton of abuse. I'm up to maybe 15 autocrosses on mine while thrashing the everloving crap out of them on a daily basis. The front struts seem to have slightly softened but the rears haven't changed a bit.

I'm assuming you're lowered on the Eibach springs right now?

I love your mini 9 Way adjustable shock review.

If/when you buy into that competition spring setup I'm reco mmending, driving your Bimmer just might put you into a state of nirvana...



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Old 11-11-2016, 12:59 PM   #243
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I'm getting there, about halfway done the maintenance I want to take care of...... Hopefully by February I might have something to show for it. Picking up some Maxxis RC-1s tonight so that should be fun for next year.
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Old 03-24-2017, 07:33 AM   #244
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How do I get the non-adjustable kit for my 325xiT? I'm looking for mild.
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:12 AM   #245
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Hi need to lower my 2003 325xi what's the best set up guys
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Old 03-26-2017, 01:00 PM   #246
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Hi need to lower my 2003 325xi what's the best set up guys
Message Rob43 to discuss with him. Depending on what you want to do with the car he will explain what's going to be best for you given your individual situation.
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:18 PM   #247
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^^^^Follow what he said. I would suggest you make sure you have completed some routine maintenance items associated with your suspension (FCABS, SB endlinks, CA ball joints, RTABS, rear upper lower control arm bushings) before lowering, especially with the XI's. I ended up doing some of those items at the same time I did my suspension swap, but after driving on it for a few thousand miles I have noticed there are still things that would make this suspension set-up feel like $10,000,000 instead of the $1,000,000 it feels like over stock.

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Old 03-26-2017, 06:53 PM   #248
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Thanks guy for the input
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:58 PM   #249
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Anyone on here have a set of lowering springs for a 03 325xi forsale let me know.
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:44 PM   #250
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Sub'ed for the time comes. Right now have to do fca, driver axle, and endlinks.


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Old 05-06-2017, 06:47 AM   #251
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Trying to send you a PM Rob43, please clear your msg box?

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Old 07-16-2017, 09:35 PM   #252
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Hi Rob43 - your inbox is full...

First post for me, but have been lurking for a few years. I'm interested in that non-adjustable suspension you mention in the original post. My 325xi Touring is long overdue.

Thank you.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:23 PM   #253
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On that note: Given Rob43 hasn't logged in for 6 months, if anyone has alternative contact info, I'll gladly take it.

Alternatively, if anyone else can point me in the right direction for a suspension that levels things out a bit, and retains stock comfort for about $549 - I'm all ears.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:29 PM   #254
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^^^ i am also patiently waiting on the front suspension option to level the height. My rear looks fine but the front is too high.


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