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      06-20-2019, 11:44 PM   #89
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During my decision process I actually spoke to the top technical guy at KoniNA. It appeared that the Special Active dampers for xdrive were not designed for normal drop springs like the H&R springs that drop 1.5". This is because it would shorten the damper piston travel too much. They didn't include mild drop springs like Eibach (part# -06) or the Dinan 3/4" drop springs.

The Eibach springs and Koni SA dampers work great together on the xdrive.
Thank you! I appreciate the insight and the clarification. I am considering the 05-22 kit so the Koni shocks might not be in the cards. But I would definitely consider them if I change my mind and go with the milder drop 06-22 Eibachs.
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During my decision process I actually spoke to the top technical guy at KoniNA. It appeared that the Special Active dampers for xdrive were not designed for normal drop springs like the H&R springs that drop 1.5". This is because it would shorten the damper piston travel too much. They didn't include mild drop springs like Eibach (part# -06) or the Dinan 3/4" drop springs.

The Eibach springs and Koni SA dampers work great together on the xdrive.
Thank you! I appreciate the insight and the clarification. I am considering the 05-22 kit so the Koni shocks might not be in the cards. But I would definitely consider them if I change my mind and go with the milder drop 06-22 Eibachs.
If your goal is to fill up your wheel wells, another way is the Eibach -06 springs and new tires. Assuming 18" wheels, you can install 245/45-18 which has a higher diameter than stock so it appears that the car has been dropped more. Also provides better handling, better look with wider tires and the slightly higher sidewall gives the best ride over rough roads, highway seams, etc. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S are a massive handling and ride improvement over wooden wagon wheel runflats
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      06-21-2019, 01:12 PM   #91
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If your goal is to fill up your wheel wells, another way is the Eibach -06 springs and new tires. Assuming 18" wheels, you can install 245/45-18 which has a higher diameter than stock so it appears that the car has been dropped more. Also provides better handling, better look with wider tires and the slightly higher sidewall gives the best ride over rough roads, highway seams, etc. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S are a massive handling and ride improvement over wooden wagon wheel runflats
Thank you for your suggestion and I am sure others will find larger diameter tires a great option. In fact, I run slightly larger diameter snow tires on 17 inch wheels for maximum tire protection!

I have since purchased the B12 5-22 kit with the B8s and 35mm/25mm springs but I am leaning heavily on the Michelin PS4Ss as replacements since I have a winter setup.
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      06-26-2019, 07:36 AM   #92
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I just lowered my 335i xdrive on the RWD eibachs after being inspired by Tdot. Test fit the new wheels yesterday aswell.
Nice! Looks very clean.

Similarly inspired, I just ordered a set of the 2-22 kit as well and can't wait to get them installed!
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Here it is with the new Eibach springs and Akebono pads installed. Took a lot longer than expected, but learned a lot about my car.

Glad I went with the RWD 2-22 set vs the ACS or x drive 5/6-22.

Waiting for a chance to test it out. Initial impressions is it's definitely a lot firmer than x drive OEM! (I kept the M adaptive shocks and struts) Now it looks and feels more go-kart like.

I was really surprised the Akebonos started biting right away, no break in runs required like other pads I've had in the past. Feel is very good as well, at least as good as stock when cold. Zero noise. Time will tell how much dust they'll throw off.
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Here it is with the new Eibach springs and Akebono pads installed. Took a lot longer than expected, but learned a lot about my car.

Glad I went with the RWD 2-22 set vs the ACS or x drive 5/6-22.

Waiting for a chance to test it out. Initial impressions is it's definitely a lot firmer than x drive OEM! (I kept the M adaptive shocks and struts) Now it looks and feels more go-kart like.

I was really surprised the Akebonos started biting right away, no break in runs required like other pads I've had in the past. Feel is very good as well, at least as good as stock when cold. Zero noise. Time will tell how much dust they'll throw off.
Looks great. That is definitely about 10mm lower then 05/22's.

Well done
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      07-19-2019, 01:15 PM   #95
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M3 F80 Lowered springs(eibach,h&r etc) fits 328xdrive?
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      07-24-2019, 07:46 AM   #96
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M3 F80 Lowered springs(eibach,h&r etc) fits 328xdrive?
I'm told F30 can use F80 springs so theoretically yes, they'll fit.
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      07-25-2019, 04:51 AM   #97
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See here Eibach 05-22 kit on a 335 Xdrive.
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See here Eibach 05-22 kit on a 335 Xdrive.

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did u change the bumpstops with this setup?
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      07-30-2019, 12:32 AM   #99
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See here Eibach 05-22 kit on a 335 Xdrive.

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did u change the bumpstops with this setup?
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Not required.

I also changed the dampers to Bilstein B8, but even if you use OE dampers and just changed the springs, no other bumpstops are required as there plenty of clearance left.
Rear dampers=reuse OE bumpstops
Front Dampers they have their own built in bumpstop due to upside down technology shock.

All installed as per Bilstein instructions. No bottoming out are any other issues so far.
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Hi,

Not required.

I also changed the dampers to Bilstein B8, but even if you use OE dampers and just changed the springs, no other bumpstops are required as there plenty of clearance left.
Rear dampers=reuse OE bumpstops
Front Dampers they have their own built in bumpstop due to upside down technology shock.

All installed as per Bilstein instructions. No bottoming out are any other issues so far.
Glad to hear you have no clearance issues. I'm going to have my 05-22 B12 kit installed in 2 days. However, I ordered the rear bumpstops from the F80 with more clearance out of fear and also because I do carry passengers and luggage in my trunk (boot) on occasion. That and the fact Farkle mentioned that he likes the F80 stops with aggressive driving swayed my decision. But it's nice to hear that the OEM stops are just fine. And I did look through the leaflets that Bilstein included in the box of the rear B8s and they make no mention of changing the OEM stops. However, I don't know if they toss in the same information slips in all their rear shocks.
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Not required.

I also changed the dampers to Bilstein B8, but even if you use OE dampers and just changed the springs, no other bumpstops are required as there plenty of clearance left.
Rear dampers=reuse OE bumpstops
Front Dampers they have their own built in bumpstop due to upside down technology shock.

All installed as per Bilstein instructions. No bottoming out are any other issues so far.
Glad to hear you have no clearance issues. I'm going to have my 05-22 B12 kit installed in 2 days. However, I ordered the rear bumpstops from the F80 with more clearance out of fear and also because I do carry passengers and luggage in my trunk (boot) on occasion. That and the fact Farkle mentioned that he likes the F80 stops with aggressive driving swayed my decision. But it's nice to hear that the OEM stops are just fine. And I did look through the leaflets that Bilstein included in the box of the rear B8s and they make no mention of changing the OEM stops. However, I don't know if they toss in the same information slips in all their rear shocks.
They could well do. It could be a generic info for most of the B8's.

I guess its a personal preference on what bump stops you want to have installed and how low you want to go.

I was happy with the originals one simple cause they still provide some clearance, but in the worst case should the car bottom out( which it hasnt yet) they will provide more protection, as in they'll stop the struts from compressing even lower.

One thing I do regret! And nobody really thinks of it unless you already done the mod. We all like this low rider look( it looks great tho) but it comes with a price! I also have a front Mperformance splitter which is now compromised as I have to really crawl over the speed bumps in order not to scratch it. Thats my only downside
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See here Eibach 05-22 kit on a 335 Xdrive.
I see you went with the E10-20-031-02-22 springs. For the same part number, Eibach claims 1.6/1.4" front/rear drop for 335 RWD and 1.0/0.6" drop for 340 RWD. That's a huge difference. Do you think your car lowered 1.6" in the front and 1.4" in the rear? It definitely looks more than .6" drop in the rear.
johnung, do you think these numbers are correct in terms of big difference in drop between 335i and 340i for the same springs when both cars apparently have the same ground clearance in their stock form?
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See here Eibach 05-22 kit on a 335 Xdrive.
I see you went with the E10-20-031-02-22 springs. For the same part number Eibach claims 1.6/1.4" front/rear drop for 335 RWD and 1.0/0.6" drop for 340 RWD. That's a huge difference. Do you think your car lowered 1.6" in the front and 1.4" in the rear? Definitely looks more than .6 inch drop in the rear.
johnung, do you think these numbers are correct in terms of big difference in drop between 335i and 340i for the same springs when both cars apparently have the same ground clearance in their stock form?
These are both RWD so I don't know that you can make inferences to xDrives of the same models.

The drops for the 335 RWD seem to be incorrect. I saw in Eibach website for 335i RWD front drop of 1.4" and rear drop on 1.6"

That would mean a difference between RWD 335 and RWD 340 in front of 0.4" and rear of 1.0". I'm not sure at all how to interpret those numbers.
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These are both RWD so I don't know that you can make inferences to xDrives of the same models.

The drops for the 335 RWD seem to be incorrect. I saw in Eibach website for 335i RWD front drop of 1.4" and rear drop on 1.6"

That would mean a difference between RWD 335 and RWD 340 in front of 0.4" and rear of 1.0". I'm not sure at all how to interpret those numbers.
So different lowering between RWD and xDrive for the same springs is due to the difference in shocks/struts?
I'm surprised by such a big difference between 335 RWD and 340 RWD lowering for the same springs.
As B14 uses the same parts for both 335ix and 435ix I don't think 435ix lowering will be same as 335ix, could be a big difference
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See here Eibach 05-22 kit on a 335 Xdrive.
I see you went with the E10-20-031-02-22 springs. For the same part number, Eibach claims 1.6/1.4" front/rear drop for 335 RWD and 1.0/0.6" drop for 340 RWD. That's a huge difference.
The part you listed might be for a RWD, not sure.

I used 05-22 kit initially, then changed to 06-22 set up later which is slightly higher.
These were the part numbers for XDrive which my car is.

Too low looks nice, but as people forget an absolute pain to drive around.
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See here Eibach 05-22 kit on a 335 Xdrive.
I see you went with the E10-20-031-02-22 springs. For the same part number, Eibach claims 1.6/1.4" front/rear drop for 335 RWD and 1.0/0.6" drop for 340 RWD. That's a huge difference.
The part you listed might be for a RWD, not sure.

I used 05-22 kit initially, then changed to 06-22 set up later which is slightly higher.
These were the part numbers for XDrive which my car is.

Too low looks nice, but as people forget an absolute pain to drive around.
FYI- Eibach is not a one size fits all kind of supplier. It's always important to check their website for the proper part number for your model. There are different F3x Eibach kits depending on things like weight. I noticed that they have a different spring kit for 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder models.
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The part you listed might be for a RWD, not sure.

I used 05-22 kit initially, then changed to 06-22 set up later which is slightly higher.
These were the part numbers for XDrive which my car is.

Too low looks nice, but as people forget an absolute pain to drive around.
My bad, mark_tdot used the 2-22 springs, do you have any pics with 6-22 installed?
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See here Eibach 05-22 kit on a 335 Xdrive.
I see you went with the E10-20-031-02-22 springs. For the same part number, Eibach claims 1.6/1.4" front/rear drop for 335 RWD and 1.0/0.6" drop for 340 RWD. That's a huge difference.
The part you listed might be for a RWD, not sure.

I used 05-22 kit initially, then changed to 06-22 set up later which is slightly higher.
These were the part numbers for XDrive which my car is.

Too low looks nice, but as people forget an absolute pain to drive around.
FYI- Eibach is not a one size fits all kind of supplier. It's always important to check their website for the proper part number for your model. There are different F3x Eibach kits depending on things like weight. I noticed that they have a different spring kit for 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder models.
There are 2 kits available for the same car, speaking about 330xd,335xd&335ix and 340ix.

The only difference on those two kits is the front axle loading.
One sits slightly lower then other. Apart from that, they are identical and listed under all of the above vehicles.

Photo below here is with the later 06-22 kit and higher axle loading.
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Looking at dropping my 15 335i xdrive and from the pictures I prefer the E10-20-031-02-22 drop more. I do not want to sacrifice too much in ride quality and want to keep it as comfortable as possible.

What shocks/struts are folks pairing up with this rwd drop to make it comfortable? From the thread it sounds like the Koni FSD is not made for the rwd drop and the b8/b6 sound like they are stiff?

Are there any folks with the E10-20-031-02-22 non edc that can give me feedback on how their cars rode after the drop and what shocks/struts they used? Thanks!
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