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Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by kas206 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:45 pm

I'm looking to improve the handling on my 135i. I have been reading around and it seems alot of people recommend Eibach pro kit shocks but I'm looking to get some shocks to go along with them. Is there any you recommend? I won't be tracking the car so I'm not looking for a super stiff setup.

Is the Eibach springs a good choice? If anyone has a set on their car do they run on stock rims?

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by marco_polo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:15 pm

I'd consider some adjustable dampers like the Koni Sports, set them as hard/soft as you like.
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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by Richy_Boy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:07 pm

I use Koni Sports (Yellows) - work really well with H&R, should be just as good with Eibach :)
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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by kas206 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:35 am

I've been looking at Eibach Bilstein B12 kit. How much of a difference is this over stock M sport shocks and springs? I don't want a hard ride, im just looking for better handling.

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by Toed64 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:12 pm

Most like it, but some have reported that it's harsh.

As Marco suggested, the Koni adjustables might suit you best as you can dial in the level of damping that suits you. They are also quite reasonably priced.

Read THETYRANT's suspension quest for a very throrough review of different suspension set up available for these cars.

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by Toed64 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:32 pm

OP, have you fitted M3 lower control arms? This simple mod reduces the understeer that plagues these cars, improves feel and turn-in...and reduces the front tyre should wear too.

THETYRANT manufactures camber plates that will give you a little extra negative camber for half the price. I've just bought some to give my car something like -1.8 degrees, with the LCAs.

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by marco_polo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:15 pm

I really like B8's, but they are quite hard.
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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by THETYRANT » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:39 pm

Eibach Pro springs with the Koni Sport adjustable dampers as mentioned above make a very good setup and my favourite for road/light trrack, also depending on how car is used then changing bumpstops makes a big difference to ride quality as well, minimum i would go the BMWP versions front and rear or even better if car isnt heavily loaded are the Koni shorter ones i found.

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by kas206 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:47 pm

Toed64 wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:32 pm
OP, have you fitted M3 lower control arms? This simple mod reduces the understeer that plagues these cars, improves feel and turn-in...and reduces the front tyre should wear too.

THETYRANT manufactures camber plates that will give you a little extra negative camber for half the price. I've just bought some to give my car something like -1.8 degrees, with the LCAs.

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465
I have M3 lower control arms and full 2 piece whiteline SFBs, but they're not in the car yet. They're going in the car next Monday. I have heard alot of good things about these upgrades and it should get rid most if not all of the backend wobble when putting the power down. I was thinking of my next mod and wanted to upgrade the whole suspension as I hate the crashy ride on the car. Even my brother who drove the car the other day wasn't too happy with the ride or handling.

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by kas206 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:02 pm

THETYRANT wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Eibach Pro springs with the Koni Sport adjustable dampers as mentioned above make a very good setup and my favourite for road/light trrack, also depending on how car is used then changing bumpstops makes a big difference to ride quality as well, minimum i would go the BMWP versions front and rear or even better if car isnt heavily loaded are the Koni shorter ones i found.

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Just messaged you for a set of camber plates.

Where would be the best place to get the adjustable koni shocks and top mounts?

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by THETYRANT » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:29 pm

PM replied.

Ive always got my Koni dampers from Larkspeed.

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by kas206 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:40 pm

THETYRANT wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:29 pm
PM replied.

Ive always got my Koni dampers from Larkspeed.

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It looks like Larkspeed don't don't stock the koni sports for the e82 anymore. I can't seem to find them on the site.

Are these the top mounts you were referring to?

http://performanceshock.com/index.php?m ... &cPath=229

Can't find anywhere in the UK that stock them

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by THETYRANT » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:02 pm

kas206 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:40 pm
THETYRANT wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:29 pm
PM replied.

Ive always got my Koni dampers from Larkspeed.

Ian
It looks like Larkspeed don't don't stock the koni sports for the e82 anymore. I can't seem to find them on the site.

Are these the top mounts you were referring to?

http://performanceshock.com/index.php?m ... &cPath=229

Can't find anywhere in the UK that stock them
Your not looking hard enough on Larkspeed site ive just seen them :).. mind you they are listed as E81-E88 as they are all the same fitment :)

Bumpstops yes thats the one and again from Larkspeed but you need to email or call them as they are not on website.

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by kas206 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:19 pm

THETYRANT wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:02 pm
kas206 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:40 pm
THETYRANT wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:29 pm
PM replied.

Ive always got my Koni dampers from Larkspeed.

Ian
It looks like Larkspeed don't don't stock the koni sports for the e82 anymore. I can't seem to find them on the site.

Are these the top mounts you were referring to?

http://performanceshock.com/index.php?m ... &cPath=229

Can't find anywhere in the UK that stock them
Your not looking hard enough on Larkspeed site ive just seen them :).. mind you they are listed as E81-E88 as they are all the same fitment :)

Bumpstops yes thats the one and again from Larkspeed but you need to email or call them as they are not on website.

Cheers
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I saw them I saw the E81-E88 and thought they are only from E81 and E88 :D

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Re: Which shocks to go with Eibach pro kit

Post by THETYRANT » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:12 pm

Yes its not very clear so easy mistake :D
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