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    I have a 92 e34, how bout an Eibach pro kit and Bilstein's HD!..too stiff or what do you guys think??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraulto
    I have a 92 e34, how bout an Eibach pro kit and Bilstein's HD!..too stiff or what do you guys think??
    I put a set of Eibach springs in my 530. They lowered the car by about 35mm, but, it is as hard as a rock. If my drivers seat didn't have springs in it I wouldn't have any teeth left. Also, the car didn't have a rattle in it. I spend all my time now banging the ash tray back and holding up the glove box lid.
    After I stuck these in someone told me that you can get lowered springs with the same poundage as stock springs - probably best to go there. Gotta say though that the car does go round corners a lot quicker then it used to.

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    If you lower it you need to go with the Bilstein sport shocks, they have an internal bump stop and are made for lowered cars.
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    Installed Bilstein HD's about a year ago, and really like them - they are just a bit firmer than stock, and went in pretty easy. Unless you are looking for really stiff, I think you'd like them - and a lifetime warranty, not bad.

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    i run eibach/bilstein in my M5, it is defintely a firm ride, whenever you hit a pothole it feels like the car is gonna cave in. But then again, I'm in Sicily so the roads over here look like the surface of the moon.

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    I have a 1991 M5 with Bilstein Sports and Eibach Sports-no problems but a very firm ride-car handles great!

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    Pretty much the same as the above comments. I actually run HDs with my Eibachs. Very stiff. I think the rear shocks might be due for replacement after 30K due to them not being matched real well to the springs. I will either get Bilstein Sports or Konis this time.

    As for ride, I live in center city Philadelphia. Its PAINFUL to drive. I also have RD sways which don't help any. If you want soft, Racing Dynamics springs supposedly have a very soft ride. But that can also mean bottoming out. Go drive other person's cars with suspension, I'm sure there is a BMWCCA person in your area with springs on an E34.

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    mine either bottom or thats the firm deal I never realized. I only hear/feel it on big ass holes on the dirt road, in civilization they are fine though. My car does seem to sit a bit lower than them little 6s.
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    Mine bottoms out when I hit a moderate size pothole or imperfection... crashing/jarring impact. 95% of the time, it is fine... firm yet comfortable... passenger complains of too firm/go cart like ride. It is the 5% of the time I really hated my setup.

    I thought it was bad shock... It was but even when I put in new Bilstein Sport... it still bottoms out. In beginning, it feels quite firm, but as it break in... quite comfortable. Yet, it still bottoms out.

    I am gonna switch to Mtech springs... I can only tolerate it so much... A car is NOT suppose to bottom out.

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    I went with the Sachs kit and M-Tech Sway bars lowered it 2" in front no tire rub and 1 3/4" rear

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