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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by Penfold » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:11 pm

marco_polo wrote:I'm on Eibach rear springs with stock bumps. My Rear arch height is 353mm (from centre of roundel to apex of arch), so still quite high.

I do quite fancy trying some shorter rear bump-stops, BMW part number 33536859769
Will the shorter bumps drop the rear down a bit more? I’d quite like another few mm down at the back but don’t want to have to buy a set of Motech Eibachs as I’ve only just had the Pro kit fitted. Not quite sitting as I would like.


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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:56 pm

Penfold wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:10 pm
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I’m running the Eibach Pro Kit.
Penfold wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Will the shorter bumps drop the rear down a bit more? I’d quite like another few mm down at the back but don’t want to have to buy a set of Motech Eibachs as I’ve only just had the Pro kit fitted. Not quite sitting as I would like.
Penfold - judging by yr car's photo you posted earlier in this thread - shorter bumpstops won't lower the rear of yr car. The rear Eibach springs are the cause of the height/arch gap.

Motech Eibachs will address the nose down stance that yr car now has - c/o std Eibach pros. it was this nose down stance that put me off Eibachs initially and H&R's gave a more even stance [more akin to current Motech Eibachs TBF] BP.
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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by M135iSwede » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:34 pm

Hi.

Do the mp bumpstops mentioned also work on cars with adaptive dampers? 31336859768 & 33536859769

Thanks!

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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 pm

M135iSwede wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Hi.

Do the mp bumpstops mentioned also work on cars with adaptive dampers? 31336859768 & 33536859769

Thanks!
Yes
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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by jimmybell » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:46 pm

anyone with the motech springs and say a maxton or carbon front splitter able to give a decent measurement of the ground clearance with all of it fitted? there's some savage speed bumps in my area and i'm still concerned despite various people claiming it's fine.

my other car is pretty low and gets caught quite easily :D

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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by tfisher12 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:46 pm

Mr.B wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:33 pm
I have the Motech Eibach springs and spacers on my M140i. It's my daily car and with 4 up it doesn't rub or catch. I also have a front splitter and no issues with speed bumps. It's a fantastic upgrade and worth every penny.
Hi. If you dont mind me asking - what was the cost to supply & fit?

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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by dubz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:18 pm

tfisher12 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:46 pm
Mr.B wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:33 pm
I have the Motech Eibach springs and spacers on my M140i. It's my daily car and with 4 up it doesn't rub or catch. I also have a front splitter and no issues with speed bumps. It's a fantastic upgrade and worth every penny.
Hi. If you dont mind me asking - what was the cost to supply & fit?

Got a quote off Motech and it was roughly £650 for springs and spacers supplied and fitted. Not bad I guess - just a bit far!

Think I will go for the Motech Eibach suspension after reading through. Will most likely give it to a local mechanic for fitting.

Is it difficult to fit yourself? I'm pretty competent when i can be bothered so wondering if its an easy enough job to attempt at home? Might give me something to do on a weekend!

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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by Goon » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:44 am

Hoss wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:05 am
I'm very happy with my Eibach Pro Kit springs and Bilstein B8s. No issues whatsoever and the car handles very well without the ride being compromised.
I am thinking of a suspension change on my 240, does the Bilstein kit get rid of the bounciness and rebound issues?

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Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by Hoss » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:13 am

Goon wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:44 am
Hoss wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:05 am
I'm very happy with my Eibach Pro Kit springs and Bilstein B8s. No issues whatsoever and the car handles very well without the ride being compromised.
I am thinking of a suspension change on my 240, does the Bilstein kit get rid of the bounciness and rebound issues?
I've found the Bilstein B12 kit better controls the compression and rebound, so yes. I fitted the Eibach's and the Bilstein B8s separately. It wasn't until the Bilsteins were installed that the bounciness and rebound were better controlled.

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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by Penfold » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:37 am

Blind Pugh wrote:
Penfold wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:10 pm
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I’m running the Eibach Pro Kit.
Penfold wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Will the shorter bumps drop the rear down a bit more? I’d quite like another few mm down at the back but don’t want to have to buy a set of Motech Eibachs as I’ve only just had the Pro kit fitted. Not quite sitting as I would like.
Penfold - judging by yr car's photo you posted earlier in this thread - shorter bumpstops won't lower the rear of yr car. The rear Eibach springs are the cause of the height/arch gap.

Motech Eibachs will address the nose down stance that yr car now has - c/o std Eibach pros. it was this nose down stance that put me off Eibachs initially and H&R's gave a more even stance [more akin to current Motech Eibachs TBF] BP.
Yeah I’m going to have to change to either the Motech Eibachs or H&R. The stance is pretty stupid as it is. Eibachs website is useless as it says 25mm all round, then they say it will lower more at the front than the rear, but don’t give a specific amount even though they say the springs are pre stressed in the factory!

Im having issues with my headlights too, they point right down at the floor when accelerating or cornering and then hunt back up again. Could a leveller have been broken? I notice on the Eibach site it says under fitment notes: ‘without level control’. Not sure what this means?


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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by i531m » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:52 am

My eibachs pros dropped by 9mm front and 20mm rear , my rear ride height is now 345mm from middle of centre cap to the arch

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Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by Penfold » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:18 am

i531m wrote:My eibachs pros dropped by 9mm front and 20mm rear , my rear ride height is now 345mm from middle of centre cap to the arch
Just measured mine all round. 340mm from centre cap to middle arch on all four corners!


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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by i531m » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:23 am

Looks nice, my fronts are 340mm from memory, eibach pros seem to drop the rear more on the 5 door than the 3 door

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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by Penfold » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:36 am

i531m wrote:Looks nice, my fronts are 340mm from memory, eibach pros seem to drop the rear more on the 5 door than the 3 door
I would have liked it a little lower all round to be honest but it does drive well.
Anyone got any measurements on standard springs?


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Re: Eibach Motech or H&R Springs

Post by D6EML » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Not got a standard measurement but here’s my results with -15mm H&R springs

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