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MIA530i 10-03-2012 08:10 AM

H&R vs Eibach springs?
 
Ok so I want to lower the car a bit, not much, I have 20's on it now so I don't want to go crazy low. its a 2010 535i with sport package

I do not want to sacrifice ride comfort too much and I don't want to blow a crap load of money either. I know I am asking for too much.

If I did springs only, which one of these 2 would give me the better ride quality and a nice lowered aggressive look?

Oceans10 10-03-2012 09:27 AM

I heard Eibachs are a tad softer, but no personal experience. I have H&Rs an they lowered my car .75". I was very pleased with the result, but in retrospect i should have spent more money and gone for full coilovers. It is way better than the stock springs though. I paid $250 for the H&Rs.

MIA530i 10-03-2012 01:22 PM

.75" drop would be perfect, I don't need or want anymore than that.

Coilovers are so much money lol.

CleanE60 10-08-2012 10:03 PM

I have a 2010 535 Xdrive, I don't see the .75 " drop...


H&R Sport Spring Set - E60 525xi, 528xi, 530xi, 535xi
Front Lowering -1.4"
Rear Lowering -1.3"

Oceans10 10-09-2012 05:07 AM

Xdrive and RWD with sport have different stock ride heights. The Xdrive sits much higher.
I have yet to hear of a satisfied Xdrive owner who lowered with springs. They all revert to the original oem suspension or invest in coilovers. The Xdrive suspension set-up is just different, so research carefully before doing anything.
I recently drove a 535Xi Touring with KW V3 coilovers. Just amazing. It was lowered 1 inch. Huge improvement all the way around.

CleanE60 10-09-2012 07:01 AM

Coil overs are so much I agree. the cheapest setups are around 25...

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CleanE60 10-09-2012 07:01 AM

Theres no easy way out

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Oceans10 10-09-2012 03:03 PM

A friend of mine found a set of KW V3s online for his E61. $2,200 plus $600 labor. Car is TRANSFORMED! No comparison.


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