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eta Epsilon
04-17-2009, 07:39 PM
I call for some pricing on Apex springs today.

I think I got a good deal, so I bought them on the spot.

I got them for 246$, taxes included, delivered to my door 4 hours later (the receptionist of that company lives close to my place :D)

It's the 1.4" drop.

Do you think it's a good deal?

Ceeker
04-17-2009, 09:38 PM
that's the going price to be honest. I just priced a set myself for my e30 and the guy quoted me over the phone 260.00 taxes in. So it's fair. good deal? Richie sold a used set for a hundred bucks- now that was a good deal. *wink* but since it was delivered in 4 hours to your door. I would call that GREAT service. :-)

richie_s999
04-17-2009, 11:09 PM
I have a set on my car didn't want to go any harder of a spring cause i drive 200km a day for work get a set of good sway bars and your golden i have the eibac adjustable front and rear and the car corners amazingly

Axxe
04-18-2009, 12:45 PM
Sooooooft springs. Very soft. Did I mention they were soft? You will be on bumpstops all the time, at that height you only have 1.5" of front suspension travel, and 15% stiffer than stock in a progressive isn't going to cut it.

matty.dc
04-18-2009, 12:54 PM
i would say for brand new thats not too bad i got my 60mm ones for $140 used of course.

BmW1819
04-18-2009, 01:19 PM
yea soft springs i hard to get stiffer cause i was bottoming out so i went stiffer

richie_s999
04-18-2009, 01:40 PM
i have never hit my bump stops, but that may be from the sway bars

e30_kid89
04-18-2009, 03:46 PM
Apex = soft mushy-marshmallow ride. You're probably not bottoming out because you have an m42. I didn't bottom out either when I had em on my 318is but it was still crazy soft.

I'd say they're only for looks and maybe .00001 performance. I'd never track on em.

Thank god Axxe sold me his IE stg3s back in the day to show me the light from cheezy soft suspension:)

Axxe
04-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Apex = soft mushy-marshmallow ride. You're probably not bottoming out because you have an m42. I didn't bottom out either when I had em on my 318is but it was still crazy soft.

I'd say they're only for looks and maybe .00001 performance. I'd never track on em.

Thank god Axxe sold me his IE stg3s back in the day to show me the light from cheezy soft suspension:)

Where are those IE's now? Rudy had them after you, right? I think he sold them, but I don't know who has them. They are sluts haha.

eta Epsilon
04-18-2009, 04:28 PM
I won't race the car anyway, I just want it to sit lower.
I had Apex on my focus for the past 6 years and I think they are great progressive springs.

juzer
04-18-2009, 05:03 PM
can i replace my original springs with one of those without changing shocks? its '87 325i convertible

richie_s999
04-18-2009, 05:41 PM
Apex = soft mushy-marshmallow ride. You're probably not bottoming out because you have an m42. I didn't bottom out either when I had em on my 318is but it was still crazy soft.

I'd say they're only for looks and maybe .00001 performance. I'd never track on em.

Thank god Axxe sold me his IE stg3s back in the day to show me the light from cheezy soft suspension:)


when you had the apex springs what sway's were you running??



It seems alot of people put new springs and don't put good sway bars on.

I was looking into stiffer springs but am going with coil overs after I finish the driveline build.

e30_kid89
04-18-2009, 05:52 PM
Where are those IE's now? Rudy had them after you, right? I think he sold them, but I don't know who has them. They are sluts haha.

They're in the good hands of Nigel (BMW1819). I sold them to him after I got my sexy GCs:P

Rudy's ballin he bought his set new then sold it.

e30_kid89
04-18-2009, 05:55 PM
when you had the apex springs what sway's were you running??



It seems alot of people put new springs and don't put good sway bars on.

I was looking into stiffer springs but am going with coil overs after I finish the driveline build.

I was running stock sways, Just like I am now with my GC's. IMO I think stiffer sways would be a band aid solution for soft springs like the Apexs.

Once you get a good set of coilovers you will not want to go back:D

e30blue
04-18-2009, 06:30 PM
can i replace my original springs with one of those without changing shocks? its '87 325i convertible

from what i've read...you can change your springs and keep the shocks but you're shortening the life span of the springs.

T.Dot_E30
04-18-2009, 07:00 PM
from what i've read...you can change your springs and keep the shocks but you're shortening the life span of the springs.

you shorten the life span of the shocks dramatically, as in they will blow in a matter of days (depending on how old they are). Fronts are a must, rears will last awhile.

If you care about how your car rides, atleast get some decent front shocks. (Koni / Bilstein)

matty.dc
04-18-2009, 08:45 PM
ive known people that lasted quite a while on stock shocks with apex springs (60mm). This 40mm drop shouldnt be near as bad.