2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 F10 Technical Topics Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes Eibach Springs on X-Drive
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
BD997
Private First Class
BD997's Avatar
9
Rep
188
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine White 550i M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Eibach Springs on X-Drive

I'm about to pull the trigger on Eibach springs for my 550 X-Drive... but before I do I want to confirm with you guys that the Eibachs are currently the springs that lower the 550 X DRIVE the LOWEST... since H&R doesnt make any springs for the XDRIVE cars yet....

Also who sells Eibachs? Eibach website has 550/535 but it says EXCLUDING AWD application...




Thanks in advance!!!
__________________
2011 550xi M-Sport (Alpine White)

Last edited by BD997; 01-30-2012 at 07:20 PM.
Appreciate 0
      01-30-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
richard313
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
334
Posts

Drives: F10 535xi M-sport
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: 604

iTrader: (0)

I've been looking for springs for xdrive as well, it doesnt appear to be available officially

I do recall reading a member here who installed the non xdrive h&r springs on his 535 xdrive successfully. I'm not sure if I'm ready to go that route as our xdrive is substantially heavier than the non xdrive models which means premature shock wear.
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 04:36 AM   #3
Hunter5179
Lieutenant Colonel
Hunter5179's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
1,588
Posts

Drives: 2013 M6 Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

AC Shnitzer springs. I have them and they are awesome.
__________________
2013 M6 Coupe SG, VSE 003's 21, Akropovic Evo Carbon, KW V3, AMS DP's, Vorsteiner Full Aero, Gruppe M Intake, Bel Stir Plus & V1 with HP Laser Interceptors, P3Cars Gauges, JL 2X12W6Subs, 35%tints.
My Thread:
http://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794659
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
sanf
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
261
Posts

Drives: F10 535XI
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Coast

iTrader: (1)

Let me know where you are doing your springs. I'm also in the Boston area.
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 12:58 PM   #5
dblock2151
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
314
Posts

Drives: '11 550i Msport DG
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Newington, CT

iTrader: (4)

^I'm going to Turner Motorsport in Amesbury, MA for my install next month. I'm driving almost 2 hours out of my way, all the shops here have never done a F10 and are trying to charge $700+ for install!

I'd definitely look into them since you are decently close, and while you wait check out some of their E92 GT cars.

Edit: Maybe if we go together we'll get a decent deal? PM me if you guys would like.

-Amar
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
BD997
Private First Class
BD997's Avatar
9
Rep
188
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine White 550i M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Update: Tirerack Says H&r Does Have Springs For X-drive And Its The Same Part# For Non-xdrive Cars!!!! They Guarantee It.... Im Gonna Order H&r
__________________
2011 550xi M-Sport (Alpine White)
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
sanf
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
261
Posts

Drives: F10 535XI
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Coast

iTrader: (1)

Amar, just pm'ed you
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
BD997
Private First Class
BD997's Avatar
9
Rep
188
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine White 550i M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sanf
Let me know where you are doing your springs. I'm also in the Boston area.
Ok, my friend is GM at Audi of Brookline and we might do it there... I'll keep you posted!
__________________
2011 550xi M-Sport (Alpine White)
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 07:42 PM   #9
BD997
Private First Class
BD997's Avatar
9
Rep
188
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine White 550i M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunter5179
AC Shnitzer springs. I have them and they are awesome.
Not low enough, I want it as low as possible...
__________________
2011 550xi M-Sport (Alpine White)
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 07:43 PM   #10
BD997
Private First Class
BD997's Avatar
9
Rep
188
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine White 550i M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sanf
Amar, just pm'ed you
No one pm'd me
__________________
2011 550xi M-Sport (Alpine White)
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2012, 10:12 PM   #11
sanf
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
261
Posts

Drives: F10 535XI
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Coast

iTrader: (1)

Audi on RT9? that's cool. Yea man, keep me posted. Thx
Appreciate 0
      03-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #12
JNoSol
Lieutenant Colonel
JNoSol's Avatar
United_States
182
Rep
1,759
Posts

Drives: F06 and F80
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas City / Instagram: Jnosol

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BD997 View Post
Not low enough, I want it as low as possible...
Did you ended up with H&R? I only heard great things about ACS, can't say the same for H&R. If you want lowest ride possible, get coilovers. Take it from the guys who's done this before, do it right the first time.
Appreciate 0
      03-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #13
BmoreF10
Private
BmoreF10's Avatar
2
Rep
58
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 535i xDrive
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by JNoSol View Post
Did you ended up with H&R? I only heard great things about ACS, can't say the same for H&R. If you want lowest ride possible, get coilovers. Take it from the guys who's done this before, do it right the first time.
There aren't any coilovers available for the xDrive models.
__________________
2012 535i xDrive - Titanium Silver/Black Dakota
Appreciate 0
      03-21-2012, 11:30 PM   #14
JNoSol
Lieutenant Colonel
JNoSol's Avatar
United_States
182
Rep
1,759
Posts

Drives: F06 and F80
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas City / Instagram: Jnosol

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BmoreF10 View Post
There aren't any coilovers available for the xDrive models.
I believe KW will have a set out this summer. They have coilovers for the e92 xDrives, but still testing on the F10 AWD. I would wait for it.
Appreciate 0
      03-22-2012, 05:46 AM   #15
bimmer man
Lieutenant
Norway
13
Rep
497
Posts

Drives: 640i Convertible, 420d xdrive
Join Date: May 2008
Location: norway, kristiansund

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 640i  [5.00]
Hartge has 30mm lowering kit

Hartge has 30mm lowering kit. Hartge lowering kit I had on my previous Bmw `is. and have been pleased with the Hartge. The kit consists of new springs front and rear lowering electronic devices. http://hartge.de/e/bmw_fahrwerk_6153.html
http://hartge.de/e/printprogramm.php?modell=6153
Appreciate 0
      03-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #16
dblock2151
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
314
Posts

Drives: '11 550i Msport DG
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Newington, CT

iTrader: (4)

Got the H&R's installed at Turner this week, the car feels awesome, more connected/raw like the E60 550i.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 PM.




5post
5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST