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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 05-08-2014, 10:54 AM
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e30 m3 eibach's on non m questions.

I just bought a used bilstein shock and eibach spring set off of an e30 m3. The springs are 2017.101 and 2017.002. Front specs 1.3'' drop on m3, rear .8'' on m3. Will the drop on my e30 325e be the same drop it did on the e30 m3 or will it lower my car more? Anyone have these on a non m? Pics would be great. If these are going to drop my car about 2'' then im open to trade them for a standard eibach or h&r spring set.
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It shouldn't make any difference, Jesse. The springs are going in a car that weighs almost the same as an M3, and weight is what shoves the springs down. The drop should be the same.
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Cool Ken, thanks.
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You need to measure the diameter of the front struts cartridges as there are two different sizes. The non sport models had a 1.5in whereas the sport models had an insert size closer to 2in.

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I ended up selling them b/c the drop was going to be too much. I picked up a set of bavauto springs! Thanks.
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