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Old 12-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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doing a suspension job on my e46 wagon. Eibach vs. H&R?

I have narrowed it down to the Eibach sportline springs (and will have to do shocks/struts), or the H&R sport cup suspension kit. Anyone care to compare the two or give insight on which one you would go with and why? Thanks.

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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You will not be disappointed if you choose Yellow Koni Struts and H&R Sport or Race Springs. Perfect combo
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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thanks. where do you recommend I get the konis from?
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Unless being "slammed" is your priority, I would say neither. I would get H&R wagon specific springs. They are designed with the added weight of the wagon in mind. Pick Koni Yellows if you need adjustability and/or autocross. Get Bilstein Sports if you plan to keep the car for awhile and need longevity in consistent shock dampening.
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yeah, i dont want to be "slammed" definitely want the car to be driveable and not rub on factory width (or Larger) tires... I am not a fan of stretch. What suspension do you have on your wagon? I didnt see any H&R wagon-specific springs on tirerack.
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yeah, i dont want to be "slammed" definitely want the car to be driveable and not rub on factory width (or Larger) tires... I am not a fan of stretch. What suspension do you have on your wagon? I didnt see any H&R wagon-specific springs on tirerack.
You weren't looking hard enough. If you put in wagon, it will bring you back H&R part # 29419 which are the wagon specific springs.

I'm on my 4th suspension setup. The pic is when I had FK coilovers. Trying to go back to civilized and refined ride and currently on OEM ZHP springs with Koni STRt with aftermarket front spring perches. Gave the Koni STRt's a try when they first came out but I would recommend the Koni Yellows instead if you want the more civil and refined ride quality. The Koni Yellows seems to have a broader dampening characteristics over the STRt.
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