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      02-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #23
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Is that the new picture with the 3D lip installed? very nice. definitely wanna check out your car soon!!
Yes it is. Both my avatar and signature pic is my car with the 3D lip on. Yeah we should all get together one day. Ill email u.
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      03-07-2012, 12:03 PM   #24
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Whats the difference in AC HR RD drop in ride height?
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      03-17-2012, 06:11 AM   #25
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Eibach makes the ac springs.
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      03-17-2012, 07:14 AM   #26
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How do you know this^^?

I wonder if the spring rates are different between ACS and EIbach if that's the case.

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      03-17-2012, 09:39 AM   #27
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Who makes the ACS springs or RDS? Neither of them are in the business in making springs so I wonder if they are just rebadged items at a higher price tag?

Also, do the ACS springs stand out from how the stock springs look? Last thing i want is the dealer to spot them out denying warranty on stuff.

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Ac springs are Mae by eibach
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      03-17-2012, 10:34 AM   #28
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ACS source their springs from Eibach (who manufacture springs). This doesn't mean Eibach Sport = ACS Springs. Testing and engineering are still done by ACS. Suspension Technique (ST) is another large company that manufacture springs, which can be found in KW and other suspensions. This doesn't mean ST Coilovers = KW Coilovers, different material/spring rate/technology/quality.
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      03-17-2012, 12:44 PM   #29
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Where can you purchase ACS springs? I have been looking and it's been easier finding a needle in a haystack.
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      03-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #30
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Where can you purchase ACS springs? I have been looking and it's been easier finding a needle in a haystack.
Call Marc at CECwheels in LA. 1-310-216-1220 He will hook you up with Acs springs! Tell him, Jim from colorado sent you
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      03-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #31
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ACS source their springs from Eibach (who manufacture springs). This doesn't mean Eibach Sport = ACS Springs. Testing and engineering are still done by ACS. Suspension Technique (ST) is another large company that manufacture springs, which can be found in KW and other suspensions. This doesn't mean ST Coilovers = KW Coilovers, different material/spring rate/technology/quality.
Its intersesting that Eibach doesnt have a spring available for the F10 yet? I talked to them recently and they are in development?
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      03-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #32
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Call Marc at CECwheels in LA. 1-310-216-1220 He will hook you up with Acs springs! Tell him, Jim from colorado sent you
Thanks.....that # has been busy for the past hour.
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      03-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #33
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Thanks.....that # has been busy for the past hour.
Try this number for him.. Marc 310-203-3900
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Its intersesting that Eibach doesnt have a spring available for the F10 yet? I talked to them recently and they are in development?
The 550i is being developed. They do have them for the 528i/535i.
http://www.autoanything.com/suspensi...0A3339367.aspx

Anyone wants to buy then compare with ACS? $250
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      05-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #35
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I just got a new 2012 535i last week and dislike the gap in the fender and the body roll.
Looking at the H&R springs vs the ACS Springs as far as drop is concerned.

After a lot of research I came to the conclusion that I would go with the H&R because the drop is lower and I'd like a stiffer ride being I do not have a sport package.

The H&R lowers the car by 1.4" front and 1.3" rear while the ACS lowers the car 25mm in inches that converts to 0.984 which is less then an inch.
For me thats not enough.
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      05-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #36
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one more thing. 550 is different from 535.
For some reason (maybe the weight), 550 drops a lot lower than 535.
As you can see most of the people comment on this thread have 550.
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      05-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #37
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is the ride on 535i with h&r bouncy at all? i also plan on switching springs. right now I'm leaning towards acs, but I'm considering other options
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I have a 2012 M Sport 535 and put on H&R springs 2 weeks ago... The drop is just like the pics of the 550's I've seen. I can post a pic if you like.... The ride is nice, though I do have the adaptive suspension which I am sure helps since I can still adjust it through the I-drive....
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      05-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #39
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I hear from installers that the Dinan Springs are made by Koni
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      05-22-2012, 04:01 PM   #40
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is the ride on 535i with h&r bouncy at all? i also plan on switching springs. right now I'm leaning towards acs, but I'm considering other options
I have an appt. next Wednesday to have the H&R springs installed.
I will let you guys know how it rides after that.

SBROWN35 would you please post pics of your 535 with H&R's installed?
I'd like to see what it looks like.
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I have been meaning to do it anyway, so I will try to get some pics taken tonight and post them... I'm running Vossen CV3 20" wheels also.
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I have been meaning to do it anyway, so I will try to get some pics taken tonight and post them... I'm running Vossen CV3 20" wheels also.
Looking forward to seeing it, those rims are hott!
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My 535 with H&R Spings & Vossen 20" CV3's

Here you go... Hope this helps give you an idea of what it looks like.
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Sean, Your car looks SICK!!! Thats exactly the drop I was looking for. Thank you so much!
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