Sachs dampers

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  1. 1 May 2021 at 2:01 PM #41
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    OEM springs always used to be about £100 each, not sure what they are now, so not cheap. Afraid can't help about the springs you posted.

    The OEM shocks are Sachs so those will be either very similar or identical to the BMW supplied ones, not aware of anyone be able to confirm whether or not they are exactly the same.
     
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    gosh. I guess it may have to be the popluar combo of Sachs Shocks and Eibach Springs in that case

    Thanks
     
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    Got a no quibble refund from Demon Tweeks on the Vogtland springs.
     
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    https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/cheap/251281/BMW/koni-sport-suspension-kits/1140-3641.html

    this kit? how harsh would it be over the standard ride?
    Front lowering: 30mm
    Rear lowering: 30mm
    I suppose that's the springs, so it may look a little too 'slammed' for my liking

    Sorry - I'm going to pull the trigger on something tomorrow, Standard Sachs with Eibach Pro Springs are currently my preferred option, have about 1k budget for a nice smooth set up

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    Go for the Koni kit, believe they are combined with H&R springs, if you search h&r their are a few people on here with them, if no one posts or you can't find anything I am sure I have a few saved photos. I have Koni Yellows (same as in kit you linked) with Eibach springs and can't recommended them enough and I don't see the H&R being any different except they lower about 10mm more.

    With the Koni you are also able to adjust the damping to your preference.

    Have a read of @TitanSil post about the Koni/H&r kit towards the bottom of the linked page.

    https://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/threads/softer-springs-for-my-coilovers-or-konis.236903/page-7
     
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    Sold!
    Would prefer a kit with Eibach tbh, maybe I would need to source separately?
    Any links recommendations?

    Thanks
     
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    Sorry I don't know, had mine a few years and bought the Konis from Larkspeed and the Eibach from a Polish or German shop on Ebay.
     
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    DC are a 'premiere distributor' for Koni
    I'll give them a call and see what they can offer.

    Thanks
     
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    Bad news. No stock anywhere in the UK until July.
    Can't wait that long, the car is stuck on a ramp!

    Search continues
     
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    Larkspeed have them listed on eBay for the kit with H&R, also the individual shocks.
     
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    yes, they only have 3 out of the 4 dampers in the whole of the UK.
    Everyone lists stuff they don't actually have.

    I may just wait until late June/July now. Will need a rear spring in the meantime tho
     
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    That's a bit wrong listing it on eBay as if they have them.

    If possible I think you will be better off waiting, maybe just get the lowering springs and fit the rears for now if you need to.
     
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    yes, I'm thinking of just stick a standard spring on for now.

    There was a brand new set on here a few weeks back, around 20 mins from me
    I waited until May 1st to get her out of storage tho, now sold :(
     
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    So, went with the Eibach Springs to replace the rears for the MOT.
    I'm waiting for the Koni Stock to resurface (late June/ July) then will go for the Konis with Eibachs all around

    Is there anything else worth doing at the same time, Bump stops on the rears, top mounts?

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    I would certainly replace rear bump stops, top mounts and bottom damper bolts, have a look at the spring pads and see what condition the are in, along with the plastic tube/dust cover thing.

    On the front I would replace the topmount bearings only, bumpstops and the hub bolt that clamps the bottom of the damper in the hub, and again check condition of spring pads and dust covers.
     
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    Thanks. I presume OEM is reasonably inexpensive and the best option for these parts?
     
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    OEM isn't that expensive, and best option at least you know you are getting same quality items.
     
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