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Old 08-10-2008, 02:13 AM   #21
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Eibach Pro Kit which are designed to work with your stock shocks FTW. I know of people on here who have 2-3 years on their stock shocks with the eibach system. They also retain the OEM ride comfort you're used too.


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Old 08-11-2008, 03:30 AM   #22
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that is SIckalicious Brother!

Eibach Pro Kit is ment to be used with Stock Shocks.. hence it is a .5-1 inch Drop..

Do u have the Sport Package? hence SPort Shocks?

If so.. that is Lucious! cause SPort shocks were ment to be used with a Lowered Spring Setup.. Hence SPORT PACKAGE!

I really want to find out whats teh max drop we can use on a sport Shock Package Setup.. Im gonna try the H&R Race Spring setup and see how Long my Stock SPort Shocks last up to.. and write a Post about it.. for further Help of other BMW e46 330i Sport package OWNERS!

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Old 08-11-2008, 03:19 PM   #23
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that is SIckalicious Brother!

Eibach Pro Kit is ment to be used with Stock Shocks.. hence it is a .5-1 inch Drop..

Do u have the Sport Package? hence SPort Shocks?

If so.. that is Lucious! cause SPort shocks were ment to be used with a Lowered Spring Setup.. Hence SPORT PACKAGE!

I really want to find out whats teh max drop we can use on a sport Shock Package Setup.. Im gonna try the H&R Race Spring setup and see how Long my Stock SPort Shocks last up to.. and write a Post about it.. for further Help of other BMW e46 330i Sport package OWNERS!

WIsh me Luck, KENN
It's not that simple. The sport package shocks were designed to be used with the sport package spring rates and heights. Period. Why would BMW design them for anything else?

And like I said before, it's not a simple matter of "whether the stock shocks will last." There is no set point that you'll say, "Oh, well yesterday the car felt great but today my shocks are obviously toast." It's a gradual decline, one that will be accelerated by the use of stiffer, lower springs.

That being said, feel free to throw the Race springs on your stock shocks that are undoubtedly already worn (unless somehow you have a super low mileage car). I can pretty much guarantee that sometime down the road when you replace the dampers, you'll be kicking yourself for doing the same labor twice and spending all that driving time missing out on the benefits that an upgraded suspension will give you. Plunk down the cash now, it's not like a set of Koni Yellows or FSDs are really that expensive.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:36 PM   #24
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:03 PM   #25
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It's not that simple. The sport package shocks were designed to be used with the sport package spring rates and heights. Period. Why would BMW design them for anything else?

And like I said before, it's not a simple matter of "whether the stock shocks will last." There is no set point that you'll say, "Oh, well yesterday the car felt great but today my shocks are obviously toast." It's a gradual decline, one that will be accelerated by the use of stiffer, lower springs.

That being said, feel free to throw the Race springs on your stock shocks that are undoubtedly already worn (unless somehow you have a super low mileage car). I can pretty much guarantee that sometime down the road when you replace the dampers, you'll be kicking yourself for doing the same labor twice and spending all that driving time missing out on the benefits that an upgraded suspension will give you. Plunk down the cash now, it's not like a set of Koni Yellows or FSDs are really that expensive.
Agreed. You should just do it right the first time around. Who knows if your shocks can even hold out for a year. It might even go bad in just a few months.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:43 AM   #26
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i have a KID on the way.. i gotta find a Place.. im supporting my baby momma and her First Kid.. i drive a 01 bmw 291 a Month and 700 every 6 months for full coverage..

Im pieceing out my honda that i built.. id rather have my car lowered Now.. so it looks good.. save up more Money and DO A TRUE COILOVER setup installation.. like TEIN.. NEX packages..

maybe my logic is wrong.. But im 24 yrs old.. and life isnt really great rite now.. im not 30+ with a House.. and a great Job.. IM STILL ON UNEMPLOYMENT.. waiting for the ****ING goverment to give me my disability Rating.. ** FORMER U.S MARINE- TWO tours to IRAQ.. ****ed up my HIP and Lower back.. i use a CANE with 1 LEG shorter then the OTHER **


Maybe when im rated by the goverment with a disability check.. free health care.. and **** ill do it.. BUT RITE NOW im unemployed.. having a KID.. bmw payment.. feeding 3 mouths as of Now.. 4 soon.. and BLAH

sorry im not rich.. and well off.. i still gotta go to college.. i spent 5 years 8 months in the damn MARINE CORPS.. i get fulll tuition though.. thank BUDDHA on that ONE
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:36 AM   #27
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:11 PM   #28
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You should hold off until you can afford a good spring/shock combo or a set of coilovers. I say while you are at it, you might as well get a set of ST coilovers. They are not much more than a good spring/ shock combo. Let me know if you need any help getting a set. I can set you up with a fool quote.

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Old 09-07-2008, 01:48 PM   #29
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i put h&r springs on my car...left everything stock, shocks etc...but remember, I started with an xi, so it was really high already.

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