Springs nearest to stock ride height?

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  1. 14 Feb 2018 at 2:54 PM #1
    Mark300zx

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    Don't want it lowered too much as too many speed bumps in my location, or do I just get the pads to raise the ride height as I have csls?
     
  2. 14 Feb 2018 at 3:34 PM #2
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    Stick with OEM springs? or am I missing something?
     
  3. 14 Feb 2018 at 3:35 PM #3
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    Oem break.
     
  4. 14 Feb 2018 at 3:42 PM #4
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    Eibach Pro springs have a minimal drop.
     
  5. 14 Feb 2018 at 3:43 PM #5
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    Or this. They do last a number of years before letting go so could be an option.
     
  6. 14 Feb 2018 at 3:55 PM #6
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  7. 14 Feb 2018 at 3:56 PM #7
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    Yes exactly. New OEM springs, I've been running with used convertible M3 springs on the back of my touring (which I'm guessing is harsher than a coupe) for over a year now with no breakage.

    For note, I replaced the broken Eibach rear springs with these. I believe the convertible rear springs are tougher than the coupe (that could be BS).

    Rob,
     
  8. 14 Feb 2018 at 4:13 PM #8
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    I see from my cars history file that BMW replaced both rear springs in 2007 and 2013. Each time there was no charge. I have a rear broken now, so that’s 4 sets in 15 years.
     
  9. 14 Feb 2018 at 4:17 PM #9
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    I've got the B12 kit on mine specced for a E46 M3 vert and it works really well, they must be pretty close in weight!!
     
  10. 14 Feb 2018 at 4:21 PM #10
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    Yes that was what I was thinking/hoping!

    The touring is still lighter than the vert though :) (by quite a bit!)
     
  11. 14 Feb 2018 at 4:22 PM #11
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    Do you have fat children? :) 4 sets in 15 years is a bit much!
     
  12. 14 Feb 2018 at 6:10 PM #12
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    No thank god! I can see how that would do it though.
    A few weeks after a holiday trip with the wife and daughter and all the crap they must take with them, there was a faint rattle from the right rear. Sits about 5mm lower on that side.
    The seats don’t appear to have supported people with a lack of portion control.
     
  13. 14 Feb 2018 at 6:12 PM #13
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    Haha, oh well - at least you know whats broken and its not a hard fix. Just annoying!
     
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    Kilen springs, as far as I know they don't have the horrible front up stance of the eibachs either!
     

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