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      01-15-2019, 03:02 PM   #1
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spring recommendations for 330xdrive msport w/o adaptive m suspension?

I have a 2018 330i xdrive msport and I hate the hideous wheel gap and am looking for springs but I don't know which ones to go with. I see a lot of others running the dinan or acs for a decent drop but they have the adaptive m suspension. As I do not have that, im looking for suggestions from you guys! Thanks!
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Go with a quality medium drop for the RWD application. ACS or Eibach Pro Kit would be a good place to start. The RWD springs will fit on your AWD car. And they lower slightly more and tend to give a front rake.
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Go with a quality medium drop for the RWD application. ACS or Eibach Pro Kit would be a good place to start. The RWD springs will fit on your AWD car. And they lower slightly more and tend to give a front rake.
It wouldn't mess with the drive system right?
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Shouldn't. No more than installing xdrive lowering springs
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What's your goal? Slightly lower? Big drop? Better handling? I have a 320 xdrive with base suspension and am going to go with Eibachs to lower it about 3/4" just to give it a slight better stance yet not have to worry about it being too low that I'll blow struts too quickly. That's my hope at least.
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What's your goal? Slightly lower? Big drop? Better handling? I have a 320 xdrive with base suspension and am going to go with Eibachs to lower it about 3/4" just to give it a slight better stance yet not have to worry about it being too low that I'll blow struts too quickly. That's my hope at least.
Yeah I just want to get rid of that ugly wheel gap and give the car a better stance.
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Yeah I just want to get rid of that ugly wheel gap and give the car a better stance.
Any idea on how much of a drop? There's a guy on here that just posted pics of his 335 xdrive on eibachs.
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Yeah I just want to get rid of that ugly wheel gap and give the car a better stance.
Any idea on how much of a drop? There's a guy on here that just posted pics of his 335 xdrive on eibachs.
I wouldn't want to go any lower than an inch
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I wouldn't want to go any lower than an inch
RWD springs will be lower than you'd want to go then. ACS and Dinan are slightly over an inch and tend to have some reverse rake, which is why I'm not going that route. There aren't a ton of options, but I'd go look for the post on the eibachs, he also has base suspension and seems to be pretty happy.
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What's your goal? Slightly lower? Big drop? Better handling? I have a 320 xdrive with base suspension and am going to go with Eibachs to lower it about 3/4" just to give it a slight better stance yet not have to worry about it being too low that I'll blow struts too quickly. That's my hope at least.
Being too low won't blow your shocks. Having bad spring rates and overworked shocks will make them bouncy over time.
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Being too low won't blow your shocks. Having bad spring rates and overworked shocks will make them bouncy over time.
Lowering an xdrive will also accelerate the wear on the front cv joints.
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Being too low won't blow your shocks. Having bad spring rates and overworked shocks will make them bouncy over time.
What do you think is making it bouncy? Worn out struts/shocks right?
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The car is bouncy because your springs are too stiff for your shocks. This overworks them and wears them out. Get some sport shocks and all will be good!
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