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Eibach Sportline Springs 45/40mm for BMW F10

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Hi, longtime lurker here but I suppose I've got something to post now. This is mine on eibach sportline 45/40 - I had the proline fitted before but there wasn't much of a difference over the standard m -sport ride height. The ride is fantastic and it's fine over speed bumps, but only just! I would recommend 100%

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Does anyone have a picture of am F10 sitting with the 40/45mm drop on 19" wheels? They look awesome on the 20's.

 

 

I'd like to see this also as mines on 19's (ignore my sig)

 

 

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Looks good too bluewhite,

 

But the 20's do look classy..... "dear santa...I have been good so far......can I get new 20" feet for my car...please"

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No special equipment is needed but the garage should be bmw savvy.

 

i got my Pro kit 30mm installed last week, the ride is not harsh and the drop marginal but it looks better than stock. 

 

 

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I'm not sure to go for the 30mm or 45mm now. 

 

Plan to keep the car for a while and don't any issues with speed bumps etc.

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20 hours ago, bigshout said:

No special equipment is needed but the garage should be bmw savvy.

 

According to ISTA you need specialist equipment to line up the front strut with the top mount on the F10/11. As the top mount is not a swivel bearing as the strut does not turn with the wheel it needs to be lined up properly apparently.

 

Hopefully as you say there is a way around this faff.

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On 31 May 2017 at 6:41 PM, 535iAR said:

 

According to ISTA you need specialist equipment to line up the front strut with the top mount on the F10/11. As the top mount is not a swivel bearing as the strut does not turn with the wheel it needs to be lined up properly apparently.

 

Hopefully as you say there is a way around this faff.

Agreed there is mention of specialist tools, however with some careful swapping of the springs on the struts it's not required. I have a senior BMW mechanic swap mine and he said not to both with the laser ligament tool. All installed with not adverse effects, car does not vere left or right and the ride is tight.

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No, in combination with Eibach springs we always use the original shocks for years. It works well and I don´t need a firmer damping. Years ago I asked directly at Eibach and an engineer told me that all Eibach lowering springs are developped, tested and TÜV approved for the original shocks incl. the active electr. adj. shocks. You can also read it in the TüV documents ( which are not relevant for the UK  , you lucky ones :-) ) that the OEM shocks can be used and no shorter dampers and no sport dampers are required.

At some other spring brands when the car will get contin. lower and lower over the years than the OE shocks won´t last very long, but the Eibach springs are not loosing their strength in a normal "car - lifetime"

I know guys with Golf Mk1 or Porsche 911 who installed the Eibach springs in the late 80´s and they have still the same height and performance.

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10 hours ago, bigshout said:

Agreed there is mention of specialist tools, however with some careful swapping of the springs on the struts it's not required. I have a senior BMW mechanic swap mine and he said not to both with the laser ligament tool. All installed with not adverse effects, car does not vere left or right and the ride is tight.

 

Thats good to know, thanks. Any tips for helping line up things?

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