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Cattani 01-26-2013 04:04 PM

Will e60 530i Eibach Pro Lowering springs fit my 550i?
 
Got a guy locally that is selling a set for cheap for the 530i and wondering if they will work for my 550i.

Thanks for your help in advance!

SoLucky 01-26-2013 07:27 PM

They will fit, but the front springs will be too soft for the heavier engine in you 550. You can look up part #'s at Eibach's website and you'll see they have one kit for 6 cyl engines and a different kit (with higher rate springs for the front) for the v8 cars.

Cattani 01-28-2013 09:50 AM

Thanks for the heads up!

Kris@TSS 01-29-2013 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoLucky (Post 7340431)
They will fit, but the front springs will be too soft for the heavier engine in you 550. You can look up part #'s at Eibach's website and you'll see they have one kit for 6 cyl engines and a different kit (with higher rate springs for the front) for the v8 cars.

This is correct. I would look into ST coilovers before considering springs. These cars are heavy and the coilover can provide better ride quality over the springs. I am personally running KW Street Comforts on my 545i.

Cattani 01-29-2013 02:35 PM

I'd really like to, but I need to keep it a bit tight on the budget because I'm going to get wheels, tint, and an Mtech front bumper....

Kris@TSS 01-29-2013 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cattani (Post 7346482)
I'd really like to, but I need to keep it a bit tight on the budget because I'm going to get wheels, tint, and an Mtech front bumper....

I got my M Style bumpers from Joe at http://www.trinityautosport.com the fitment was good but my bodyshop had to clean up the holes for the PDC.

http://www.trinityautosport.com/m-style-c-1_2_4_52.html

Now back to your suspension....The STs will provide you better ride quality than V6s on a V8. I will PM me a price on the STs.

Oceans10 01-29-2013 04:53 PM

OP, don't forget that there is also a labor cost for installation, so do it right the first time and save yourself costs down the road.
You can't just add springs. They lower the car, so your oem shocks are not designed to handle the new ride height. Means you are looking at new shocks within 6-12 months, the ones that match the springs! That's why a set of $1,000-1,200 coilovers are worth doing. That price range is competitive with a new set of sport springs and shocks. Install is same either way.

Cattani 01-30-2013 11:21 AM

Good point there, Oceans10. I guess I'll have to go the full route then!


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