1999 E46 318 Touring - Eibach prokit, pics and advice please

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  1. 1999 E46 318 Touring - Eibach prokit, pics and advice please 
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    Hi,
    Suspension on car certainly past its best and was thinking of replacing standard springs with new OEM spec springs, and dampers from ECP, but before I do has anybody got advice and possibly pics of Eibach prokit springs on an E46 touring (mine is 4 cyl. with 18" staggered OEM wheels) Not looking to go much lower, only like mtech setup. Would hope to keep standard spec boge/sachs dampers with these.
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    Did you resolve this ?

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    No, not really resolved the problem, bought set of heavy duty rear springs from ECP, fit them with a bigger spring pad on drivers side. It did even out the lean, but I found the springs abit too firm, good when I carried 6 bags of sand and 2 of cement or when traveling 4/5 up but otherwise too firm (does anybody want a pair of H/D rear springs) now I have put original rear springs back, together with thick spring pad and new dampers and am enjoying the comfortable ride again. But still think a switch to Eibach pro kit is probably the way forward, but before I splash out was considering trying original spec coupe springs on, thinking they might lower the saloon/touring setup slightly without spoiling ride???
    Has anybody done this?
     
     

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    I've done the Eibach thing to mine...

    Because mine is a 6 cylinder touring, I went for the 2067-140 kit - this includes the 2067-102 rear springs which all tourings are meant to have. These springs are progressive, done by varying the diameter of the spring itself over its unwound length. When it's just me in the car it's a fantastic drive; when it's the family & a bootful, it's also impressive.

    As your car is a 318i, you need lighter springs than mine up front (I have 2067.001.VA springs).

    Basically, you need Eibach to sell you a pair of 2066.001.VA springs for the front, and a pair of 2067.102.HA springs for the back.

    E-mail Eiback UK & ask them if they can help

    If they don't / can't do the above combination, get a 2067-140 set (like I did); as your front end is 100kg lighter then mine the drop won't be as much as the 30mm Eibach quote, but it'll be the same/slightly lower as factory Sport suspension.
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    Cheers Paddy2bsure, looking at Eibach's website they quote E2066-140 kit for my car which fits in with what you say. £130.19 delivered - maybe its time to splash out! Has it lowered your car by a 'shocking' amount? did you go from sports suspension to eibach or from std springs?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyp View Post
    Cheers Paddy2bsure, looking at Eibach's website they quote E2066-140 kit for my car which fits in with what you say. £130.19 delivered - maybe its time to splash out! Has it lowered your car by a 'shocking' amount? did you go from sports suspension to eibach or from std springs?
    I went from stock suspension with leaking front struts & a broken rear spring (never realised) to Sport front struts & stock (broken) rear suspension to Eibach suspension as detailed above, with Sport front shocks & Bilstein B6 rear shocks.
    My car is now level, and the drop is about 20mm from standard all round so far - but I've hardly driven it for the last few weeks.

    Looking at the 2066.140 kit, this is what it says:
    318 I 10.1999 - 09.2001
    Kit: E2066-140
    Front Spring: F2066001
    Rear Spring: F2067102

    So it does indeed have the 102's in the back, which are progressive & excellent.
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