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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

 
 
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:12 PM
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Mein Auto: 2000 528i Sport Prem 5Spd
Suspension Question Koni FSD

So here's what I'm thinking... at 105k (bone stock) miles I've gotten my money's worth out of the shocks, so I'm thinking about upgrading.

Stock 03/00 Sport Suspension to my knowledge is made by Boge, which is now owned by Sachs- I want to upgrade if possible without compromising ride quality. The car sits on OEM sport 17" style 5 rims.

Bilstien's are really not an option for me, from what I hear they're much harder than stock.

I'm looking into Koni FSD, Does anyone have any experience with these shocks? How do they compare with the stock sport suspension?

Further, does anyone have both Koni FSD's and the Eibach spring kit? I'm curious if it's worth swapping the stock springs out for the Eibachs. My car is sitting pretty low as it is due to the worn suspension, but are the Eibach springs really that much lower? Do they negatively affect the ride quality?

I have a feeling that the FSD's and the Eibach springs will actually make my car sit higher than it currently is. Right now it's nearly impossible to go over a speed bump without bottoming out, and putting the car on a lift involves lots of floorjack finessing due to the low stance.

Here's another picture so you all can get a look at the current ride height;


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