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Old 10-11-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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H&R sport? for 325xi

Im thinking about buying the h&r sport kit for my wifes 03 xi. My main questions are hows the ride comparison? The car is a little stiff now but what is the ride going to be like with the h&r's on it? Will it be softer? harder? the same? That is all i really need to know, and of course the best place to buy the kit....

thanks in advance and a pic of the car...it needs to be a little lower.....


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Old 10-11-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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After research, I chose the Eibach Pro-kit. The length of the spring is a bit longer (or it is more densely wound). When compressed it has the same 1.2 inch front/ 1.0 inch back drop BUT the OEM shock will last better, the Eibach is less likely to bottom out and it is less likely you will have one corner sitting too low.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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good info ^^^
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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wow i wish i knew that before i did mine.......I used H&R on new bilstein dampers. ride is about 10% harsher.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:22 AM   #5
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i have hr sport, the ride did become a bit harsh at first but got better after a few hundred miles. i love it, and the car looks a hundred times better with the lower stance. i got mine at modbargains for 199 plus shipping. goodluck.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:34 AM   #6
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I have h&r sport and the ride is harsher but not that noticeable...the difference I noticed the most about them was how bouncy the car felt when you go over bumps at high speeds
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:17 PM   #7
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After research, I chose the Eibach Pro-kit. The length of the spring is a bit longer (or it is more densely wound). When compressed it has the same 1.2 inch front/ 1.0 inch back drop BUT the OEM shock will last better, the Eibach is less likely to bottom out and it is less likely you will have one corner sitting too low.



good info guys, thats what i was looking for. The only thing is i thinkn i need shocks/struts because i think the front pass. is blown. So the best combo for it is what i was looking for. I also want it lower because i gt some 19x8.5 oem m3 wheels for all corners that it needs to sit lower on.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:16 PM   #8
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can anybody a comparison photo of both Eibach Pro Kit springs and H & R springs?
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:54 PM   #9
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anyone know the best place to get some new eibach pro springs?... sometimes its just easier to ask then to search all the sites.
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The Tire Rack price of $220 for the Eibach Pro Kit is very good.
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