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Old 04-10-2003, 07:06 AM   #1
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Question Changing shocks when adding eibach's?

I am lowering my car very soon, but I want to know if I can ride on the oem shocks for a while? I am getting the pro kit, I only want a small drop. Any help with this would be great?
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Old 04-10-2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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See the "to lower" thread from sebster. or search on springs shocks you will find the thread and your answer there.

Basically it says:
Don't replace just the springs because the shocks and some other stuff will be worn out quicker and it isn't completly safe. But if it is just for a small time I don't see a big problem but don't drive to long that way.
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Old 04-10-2003, 11:38 AM   #3
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Re: Changing shocks when adding eibach's?

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I am lowering my car very soon, but I want to know if I can ride on the oem shocks for a while? I am getting the pro kit, I only want a small drop. Any help with this would be great?
If you want little drop, why go with pro? Go with sport?.

And regarding the oem shocks withstand the stress, yes few items like shocks and struts will be blown quicker depending on your current conditions of the shocks/struts. My friend's e36 328 put a set of H&R race spring on his oem shocks/struts, and had no problem until he sold his car.(He sold the car after about a year).
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Old 04-10-2003, 03:38 PM   #4
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i'm lowering mine in a couple of weeks and i just can't affford to buy anything else but just the springs. if u can afford the whole package then buy it.

if ur like me then springs will have to do for this year.
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Old 04-11-2003, 12:03 AM   #5
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Re: Re: Changing shocks when adding eibach's?

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If you want little drop, why go with pro? Go with sport?.

And regarding the oem shocks withstand the stress, yes few items like shocks and struts will be blown quicker depending on your current conditions of the shocks/struts. My friend's e36 328 put a set of H&R race spring on his oem shocks/struts, and had no problem until he sold his car.(He sold the car after about a year).
The pro kit is a 1.4 inch drop which isn't much. I didn't know there was a sport kit?
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Old 04-11-2003, 03:16 AM   #6
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Ops, I got it confused. You did get the right one. Eibach Pro kit is the counterpart of H&R sport. I though prokit was the counterpart of H&R Race. Thats why I asked why you didnt gowith the higher rate one. I was refering to Eibach Sportline kit. Which is counterpart of H&R Race.

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Old 04-11-2003, 05:19 PM   #7
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get struts, my car squeaks because my springs are floating...
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Old 04-11-2003, 05:44 PM   #8
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I have been running stock shocks for 4 yrs now on Eibach Sportlines. I have not had any problems so far...
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Old 04-11-2003, 09:36 PM   #9
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you should be fine with that drop, but if you lower you will blow your shocks for sure. i was told that eibachs arenot good quality any more, that they break down and become really bouncy. i had the sportline kit on my jetta 4 and i didnt like them at all. the abs would come on under dry conditions. every one i spoke to said to go with H&R springs, they are meant for your car, alot better engineered than eibach.
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Old 04-12-2003, 02:42 PM   #10
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The pro-kit is just a tad lower than the BMW sport suspension, the OEM shocks should be OK for everyday driving.
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