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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 01-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #21
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I'm buying it. How do you install that kit though. Do you need that glue they sell?
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #22
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not sure how to install the add ons but watch out for $100 in shipping costs..
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:06 PM   #23
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I was thinking that would happen. Ill look further into it.

I really just want a front lip or zhp
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:46 AM   #24
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I'm buying it. How do you install that kit though. Do you need that glue they sell?
"Don't glue it-screw it" LOL
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:04 PM   #25
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30 for the kit but 90 to ship it.....dam

Better off saving up for a bumper
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #26
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My springs should be coming in this week, what did you use to make the rear rubber pads smaller?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:47 PM   #27
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1/4" rubber mat. You should be able get some from home depot. It's usually on a big roll and you just cut what you need.

All you need to do is cut 2 6" circles and a 1 1/2" hole in the middle of each circle
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:29 PM   #28
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ok.. I have been debating on wether or not to install the HR springs on my new shocks on my touring,,,my only concearn was the front axles...any grinding? increased wear and tear due to the compromise on the shafts? the lowering have any negative effect on the axles in relationship to the transmission?...it looks awesome!..i am dying to do it but I dont want to ruin my gearbox, Cv axles etc... it would look soo godd on my touring. I cannot wait to get back to the states......
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:30 PM   #29
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please fill me in on any changes with the new srings and the lowering......
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please fill me in on any changes with the new srings and the lowering......
Me too!
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Wear on axle boots? Assumed not quantified

Excess wear to drivetrain......um no

I recommend different strut than stock. If I hit a pot hole or good bump in the road I can hear the fronts bottom out
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:08 AM   #32
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Wear on axle boots? Assumed not quantified

Excess wear to drivetrain......um no

I recommend different strut than stock. If I hit a pot hole or good bump in the road I can hear the fronts bottom out

You can hear the front bottom out?
nah.. i wil pass!..the bilstein shocks and schmeidman stock springs wil go with my ride...bottoming out isnt good and I live in New Orleans now...ROADS HERE SUK!!!!
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The debate on wear vs lowering is as old as dirt. If you're lowering with H&R or Eibach, no worries.

Lowering springs on stock shocks-again debatable. It's been said that stock shocks don't have the same travel characteristics as Bilstien or Koni. Yet there are some that claim to have no premature shock blow-out.
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You can hear the front bottom out?
nah.. i wil pass!..the bilstein shocks and schmeidman stock springs wil go with my ride...bottoming out isnt good and I live in New Orleans now...ROADS HERE SUK!!!!
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You're not alone, roads almost everywhere suk.
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The debate on wear vs lowering is as old as dirt. If you're lowering with H&R or Eibach, no worries.

Lowering springs on stock shocks-again debatable. It's been said that stock shocks don't have the same travel characteristics as Bilstien or Koni. Yet there are some that claim to have no premature shock blow-out.
Right! If you run bilstein you will be good. In all honestly it should be done regardless but running stocks will work for a while unless your bottoming constantly
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Right! If you run bilstein you will be good. In all honestly it should be done regardless but running stocks will work for a while unless your bottoming constantly
My setup is Eibach on Koni-very comfy.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #37
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where did you guys buy the H&R springs?
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:10 PM   #38
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@TX - what is the purpose of using a smaller spring pad? Is it just so the back sits lower and looks good? OR is there another benefit? I am trying to solve rear end clunks/shocks blowing, is it possible the OEM thick pad is causing the problems?

History: After finding broken rear OEM springs, I started with H&R on OEM shocks, was OK for awhile but started clunking.
So I upgraded to H&R on Bilstein Sport, looks sexy, handling is spectacular, but on bad roads it is a nightmare. I actually keep blowing rear shocks, which destroy the OEM shock mounts, so now I installed Rogue Engineering RSMs and have 2 "new & improved" Bilstein rears on the way, fingers crossed the failures end here.
If it continues, I may swap the springs for Eibach in hopes they are softer, maybe not quite as much of a drop - just enough to not blow shocks on these bad roads.
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Yes the smaller rear pads were installed to eliminate most of the notorious h&r rake.

I'm also running OEM struts all around and I can here them slowly blowing.
I think ill go bilstein HD all around
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