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vwcrest
12-31-2007, 05:39 PM
just curious to see what are most people running on there e30 for suspension..i find usualy i cant find kits that get me to go low enough as i want or stiff enough...so just curious to see what people here are running

e30_kid89
12-31-2007, 06:55 PM
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01-01-2008, 12:50 PM
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hadesm5
01-01-2008, 12:59 PM
i am still running stock suspension hehe. i actually got my springs from e30_kid89 .

i really would love to get some aftermarket suspension though. i really feel the neeed for some toit suspension.

325isdan
01-01-2008, 06:35 PM
just watch out for your oil pan...

vwcrest
01-02-2008, 02:02 AM
guees the e30 kid89 who replied to my post first misread or something...i dont need to locate suspension really i mean i build cars for a living .from bmw to vw to audi to porsche.for a performance company i do know my stuff and have good conections for all parts and suspension.i was simply curious to see what others here are running for the street. also most e30 guys drop like 2 inches and get fender arches 23 and 3/4 inch from the ground.i dont consider that needing to watch out for your oilpans.on the westcoast here most my stuff i built are like 2 inches from the ground or less for the oilpan clearance.

vwcrest
01-02-2008, 02:03 AM
so once again just curious what people are running for there rides and how they like it

325isStephen
01-02-2008, 03:03 PM
im running H&R sports and tokico shocks. i find it rides fairly stiff, its a pretty good drop to, front could go a little lower tho. i think i will be replacing the shocks soon with blistiens tho, as i hear they are pretty good. I have also heard that the H&R race springs are stiffer, that might be more what your looking for. But my setup is good for a DD although i hae hit the oil pan already :(

vwcrest
01-02-2008, 07:06 PM
oh yea tokico? yea i wouldnt use that brand tell you the truth i think if you buy the h&r springs and bilstien struts combo its really stiff little harder then what most people want for a daily.but its the best daily for me its what ive loved for a long time and its not very expencive.

325isStephen
01-02-2008, 07:10 PM
are you saying the tokico are to stiff? i don't really find them that stiff, still rides decent. reason i might go blisteins is because my front right shock could possibly be blown, the suspension came with the car, and is about 5 years old

vwcrest
01-02-2008, 10:23 PM
nono im saying bilstein is better and saying i would not put tokico on my car ever..suposedly there widely used and all but my bmw's are all german and i dont need no jap parts on them...im just a big german fan since i am german too and i just like to keep it euro always.kinda hard headed that way but yea if you want stiff go with bilstein cup kit for the street or a bilstein and hr springs combo which would be considered ad hr cup kit..stiff and very fun for my likings

325isStephen
01-03-2008, 01:24 AM
cool, thats probably the route i will take, jsut the tokico is what came on the car when i got it

TopSpeed
01-03-2008, 11:49 PM
I have located a set of Eibach springs along with Bilstein Sport fronts and HD rears for my Touring. Still waiting to install as I need the bigger collar nuts for the fronts.

The shaft on the Bilstein Sport is way bigger than stock ... do you people use the nuts from Bilstein or redrill stock ones??? I want to lower my Touring finally!

vwcrest
01-04-2008, 12:02 AM
nice touring man..um you could actually whichever you preffer.me personally i have redrilled them before you could do the same if you have the tools otherwise if you cant do it yourself its cheaper to buy other nuts ..cant wait to see once your cars lowered.the tourings are very nice with a drop

e30_kid89
01-04-2008, 12:06 AM
I have located a set of Eibach springs along with Bilstein Sport fronts and HD rears for my Touring. Still waiting to install as I need the bigger collar nuts for the fronts.

The shaft on the Bilstein Sport is way bigger than stock ... do you people use the nuts from Bilstein or redrill stock ones??? I want to lower my Touring finally!

I used the collar nut that came with my Bilstein sports. more better to use IMO versus that weird looking OEM thing that was there before.

TopSpeed
01-04-2008, 07:26 AM
Any idea who would be able to get them for me?

mario09
01-04-2008, 09:58 AM
im running bilstien shocks and Eibachs springs, and i love them i just wish i changed my ball joints at the same time.
great for daily driving and its hugs the corners like a bat out of hell!!!!

vwcrest
01-04-2008, 03:12 PM
top speed- you gotta ask one of the other guys on here where to get em as to im on the west coast in bc vancouver and i dont know whats around there in your area

and MARIO09 how would you rate your stiffness? iv never dealt with eibach either..my setups are usually so stiff though if i put my 180 pounds of weight on one fender to push down the strut it would move about 2 to 3 millimeters? how would you rate yours

craz azn
01-05-2008, 02:32 PM
Buy H&R Sport springs and Bilstein shocks. Best bang for the buck. Eibach Prokit springs are junk. They are soft, and they sag in the long term. Not a good lowering spring IMO.

FYI I have IE StgIII springs. Somewhat a direct copy of H&R Races with a different ride height. Paired with Bilstein Sport Shocks (which are not capable to handle the beefier springs but I don't care/don't have money to revalve them for now)

vwcrest
01-05-2008, 06:55 PM
hey craz azn your running ie 3? on billys? whats your ride hieght with those? ive never run those nor hr race springs but i hear hr race springs let you sit lower though... suposedly ie is better to have...so juss wondering what your ride hieght is with your billys n ie?

craz azn
01-06-2008, 12:25 AM
I think H&R Races are about the same in ride height as the setup I have now. Look here to verify as my sig pic was taken on some off level ground ie. Not accurate http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97713

e30_kid89
01-06-2008, 01:16 AM
I think H&R Races are about the same in ride height as the setup I have now. Look here to verify as my sig pic was taken on some off level ground ie. Not accurate http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97713

Spring Pshoot???*rockout* lol

craz azn
01-06-2008, 01:52 AM
^ Werd

BMW BMXer
01-06-2008, 01:21 PM
Eibachs and Bilstiens. If I had to do it again I probably would go something different, but they never really did me wrong for a daily.

vwcrest
01-06-2008, 04:06 PM
nice nice..well all sounds pretty good.from what im seing so far most people like riding a shock and spring combo on the street then...my ride is pretty stiff and is alota fun since i never go long distances but would probably not want to since im running koni single adjustables and the ground control coilover conversion kit with 450 front and 600 rear spring rates.its pretty damn rigid

craz azn
01-06-2008, 04:33 PM
You have coilovers and you're complaining about not going low enough? Wow. I feel sorry for your ball joints.

vwcrest
01-06-2008, 07:49 PM
nono im fine with the coilovers.i only have coilovers on one of my 325's i was stricly talkin about the cup kits not being low enough,sorry about the confusion

FuryriderX
01-07-2008, 09:37 AM
i run h&r sports + koni yellows (single adjustable). the ride is very nice - smooth and controlled but not harsh. iX's sit so darn high! haha

vwcrest
01-07-2008, 04:01 PM
oh really? since ix is so rare in ym area ive never even touched one so i duno how they are but there arche must be way wack..make some coils !!!!haha nice car anyway