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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:10 AM
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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?
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:27 AM
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:22 PM
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.75" drop would be perfect, I don't need or want anymore than that.

Coilovers are so much money lol.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:03 PM
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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"
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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.
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Coil overs are so much I agree. the cheapest setups are around 25...

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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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