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      01-07-2019, 09:50 AM   #1
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328 xdrive springs

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This forum space is filled with garbage spring request threads. I'll try and not do this. I just would like to know if anyone has fit a RWD spring set to the AWD platform? The Eibach, HR, ACS and Dinan XDrive springs are nice and all, but i want my fender closer to the tire. Coilovers are the answer I know, but i would never adjust them and I live in the salty winters where the coilovers are junk after a few seasons. I'll be doing shocks as well. Also can we get our members to post JUST side view of their car and what springs; taken at around Wheel level so we can see the actual drop? Taking pics too high up is tough to judge the wheel gap.

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Well - a few more thoughts why coilovers are still a better solution.

Coilovers made from stainless steel will withstand winter + salt driving conditions. Good coilovers are specifically engineered to deal with all annual season changes.

The biggest advantage of coilovers: after installation - having the flexibility to precisely adjust the suspension (height, compression, rebound) and fender gap to your preferences. Then - usually no adjustments are needed. Unless of course your preferences change.

The biggest disadvantage of usually stiffer / lowering springs + stock shocks: no suspension adjustment opportunities, no control over how springs and shocks will settle, softer shock typically have trouble stopping spring oscillations resulting in a bouncing effect, and duplicate labor charges when replacing springs-only solution with something better.
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Well - a few more thoughts why coilovers are still a better solution.

Coilovers made from stainless steel will withstand winter + salt driving conditions. Good coilovers are specifically engineered to deal with all annual season changes.
I hear ya, still want springs. I've had coilovers on two other cars and i ended up adjusting them in the long run to the height of other cars on springs. Its not the coin, its the simplicity of springs/shocks, less moving parts.

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The biggest disadvantage of usually stiffer / lowering springs + stock shocks: no suspension adjustment opportunities, no control over how springs and shocks will settle, softer shock typically have trouble stopping spring oscillations resulting in a bouncing effect, and duplicate labor charges when replacing springs-only solution with something better.
Again, will be doing shocks and springs.

I think i have it narrowed down to H&R Sports for x-drive or ACS/Dinan for RWD applications. I would really like to hear from other members on how the fitment is on the RWD ACS or Dinan springs on an x-drive car.

thanks for the response cfm56d7b
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Well - a few more thoughts why coilovers are still a better solution.

Coilovers made from stainless steel will withstand winter + salt driving conditions. Good coilovers are specifically engineered to deal with all annual season changes.
I hear ya, still want springs. I've had coilovers on two other cars and i ended up adjusting them in the long run to the height of other cars on springs. Its not the coin, its the simplicity of springs/shocks, less moving parts.

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The biggest disadvantage of usually stiffer / lowering springs + stock shocks: no suspension adjustment opportunities, no control over how springs and shocks will settle, softer shock typically have trouble stopping spring oscillations resulting in a bouncing effect, and duplicate labor charges when replacing springs-only solution with something better.
Again, will be doing shocks and springs.

I think i have it narrowed down to H&R Sports for x-drive or ACS/Dinan for RWD applications. I would really like to hear from other members on how the fitment is on the RWD ACS or Dinan springs on an x-drive car.

thanks for the response cfm56d7b
No worries. Just glad to offer another perspective to a fellow enthusiast.

Stock, softer shocks with lowering, stiffer springs is the least attractive combination. Selecting different shocks together with new springs is a better option. Good luck!
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I'm in the same situation as you, trying to get my 328i xDrive decently low without investing in a set of coilovers. I ended up ordering a set of Eibach Sportlines (E20-20-031-02-22, 320i xDrive fitment according to Eibach's website). I should be getting them installed within the next couple of weeks, depending on how fast Turner's shipping is.

Here's how they look on someone else's 328i xDrive on 19" Apex EC-7s:


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Not bad. The rear looks too low though. I really can't have reverse take at all.
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Not bad. The rear looks too low though. I really can't have reverse take at all.
I think the eibach is very even. Acs and Dinan have rear rake, and H&r has front rake. There’s another post on this forum with a 340i and eibach and his is very even.
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I think the eibach is very even. Acs and Dinan have rear rake, and H&r has front rake. There's another post on this forum with a 340i and eibach and his is very even.
Awesome info. I will stay away from the reverse rake setups. I also don't like how HR sells the same kit for 328 and 335. The front of the 335 has to be way heavier which means it will sit lower on the same spring setup. This is probably why the 335 seems to sit better on certain springs than the 328.
Can we confirm the Eibach ProKit RWD springs will directly fit into the XDrive application?
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Awesome info. I will stay away from the reverse rake setups. I also don't like how HR sells the same kit for 328 and 335. The front of the 335 has to be way heavier which means it will sit lower on the same spring setup. This is probably why the 335 seems to sit better on certain springs than the 328.
Can we confirm the Eibach ProKit RWD springs will directly fit into the XDrive application?
I'm pretty sure all RWD springs fit the Xdrive, just are a bit shorter obviously.
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