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Very important question (just installed eibach springs)~pics~

Just installed Eibach springs in my 2001 530i. The front looks perfect.
But the back looks like it is actually slightly higher than my previous factory sport suspension.

QUESTION:

Does the rear spring take time to brake in?
Does it get lower with time?
Please tell me it is the case
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Yes and yes.

Be sure to have a 4-wheel alignment done about 1-2 weeks after installation.

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many spring kits do drop the front more than the rear (UUC especially), which is purely for bling and is the OPPOSITE of what BMWs like.
 

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More info with pictures:

Took some measurments and looks like the front is perfect. The rear is about .75 in to hight.

I am attaching the picture of the rear assembley. It the washer suppose to be there?
 

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Looks okay to me...give the springs in back time to settle. You probably only need 2-3 days and they probably won't move anymore. After that, you can determine if the ride height is correct or not or what you expected...or not. :)
 

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measurements

Here are the measurments of the center of the wheel to the fender:

front 13 1/2" left and right,
rear: 14" right and 14 3/8 left wheel. that is almost 1" higher than front. Do you still think it will settle?
 

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The washer looks correct to me. I'd check with Eibach about the ride heights. btw, driver's side of the car is designed to be slightly higher than passenger side, so that is normal.
 

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looks like you have koni yellows right?
and it looks like you've used the middle spring perches on the rear, if you really want to lower it big more, i would use the lowest perch settings on the rear, i meant if you aren't satisfied with the height after few weeks later.

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Thanks

Thanks guys for all the info,
after some posts at Roadfly.org, I have found out that I have two major problems with the rear install:

1. The perches are istalled on the higher than recomended setting
2. one of the springs is installed upside down. (that causes .25 rise)

My next step will be to correct these
 

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How do the eibach's compare with facory sport suspension in comfort and handling?? i installed eibach/bilstein setup on my 540i but i did not have the facory sports but rather the regular touring package ???
 

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Yes, please post your thoughts. I currently have the sports susp on my car and looking for the Eibachs or H&R springs...I would like to know the difference as well.
 
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