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      01-13-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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535 H&R or Eibach springs?

I had h& R's on my e60 then went BC coilover and loved it, but now i have a F10 and she needs to be lowered asap so what springs do you all recommend ?
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      01-13-2019, 06:53 PM   #2
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I had h& R's on my e60 then went BC coilover and loved it, but now i have a F10 and she needs to be lowered asap so what springs do you all recommend ?
The options for my last car were Eibach and H&R. I chose Eibach as they were progressive springs (like the factory springs) AND they drop wasn't as radical as the Eibach's.

I returned to stock height as the lowering springs over-stressed the upper ball joints and they wore out rather quickly. Replacement wasn't inexpensive as I had to replace the entire upper A-arm!
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      01-13-2019, 07:30 PM   #3
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I chose Eibach as they were progressive springs (like the factory springs) AND they drop wasn't as radical as the Eibach's.
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      01-13-2019, 07:58 PM   #4
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Whoops!!! The H&R had a lower drop...
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      01-13-2019, 09:48 PM   #5
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so H&R?
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      01-13-2019, 11:30 PM   #6
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so H&R?
Depends on how low you want to go. I had Eibach on my last car and I couldn't clear some speed bumps without scraping. Had I installed the H&R I wouldn't have been able to get over the speed bump at all! I had also installed Sprint springs that were between the Eibach's and H&R. IIRC, for the Lincoln LS Eibach was about 1.1 inches, Sprint was about 1.5 inches and H&R was something like 2 inches. With an already low clearance car 2" could make some dips, speed bumps and driveways impassible.
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      01-13-2019, 11:48 PM   #7
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why not coilovers?

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      01-14-2019, 03:02 PM   #8
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why not coilovers?

are your for sale? not looking to spend that much right now maybe later, just looking for springs for now once shocks go ill do coil overs
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      01-14-2019, 07:41 PM   #9
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are your for sale? not looking to spend that much right now maybe later, just looking for springs for now once shocks go ill do coil overs
I hear ya! But no, mine are not for sale. I love them too much Haha! Got them from a member here for a ridiculous price
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why not coilovers?

Which ones do you have?
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      01-24-2019, 02:33 PM   #11
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Which ones do you have?
KWV1's. biggest improvement on my suspension since the F10 is pretty damn heavy. I can hit corners and 360 on ramps without breaking tires but when I do the car sticks. and it's all preference but none of the Springs in the market would allow my car to sit as low as I want without going coilovers

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I have KW V3 and like them a lot.

Good luck.
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i have mono SS coilover... pending install.

I have HR sways. amazing.
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I went with H&R for my 535i when I had it. It was just the perfect amount of drop. I had it on for 2 years before I sold the car.

https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthr...293245&page=13
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      01-28-2019, 02:10 PM   #15
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I put the H&R on my 535 as well.

Perfect stance and never had a problem.

Car drove better than factory suspension.
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I went with H&R for my 535i when I had it. It was just the perfect amount of drop. I had it on for 2 years before I sold the car.

https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthr...293245&page=13
What front lip was that?
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I went with H&R for my 535i when I had it. It was just the perfect amount of drop. I had it on for 2 years before I sold the car.

https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthr...45&page=13
What front lip was that?
It was from eBay and then I got it wrapped.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F261885111276
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