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    Hi,

    I posted a thread before christmas regarding fitting Eibach springs. I was looking to tighten up the handling on my 320td compact.

    After discussing the matter with a local BMW indy specilist I am now thinking about maybe leaving the standard springs and fitting poly bushes(think it was front lower arm and rear trailing arm) to start with and having a full check on the rest of my suspension.
    Would this be a good starting point. Or would I be better to spend more money at this stage and do the bushes and the springs?


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    I've recently done Eibach's on my car... I wish I'd done them ages ago. Biggest difference so far, and combined with my Powerflex bushes it's a great way to go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy2bsure View Post
    I've recently done Eibach's on my car... I wish I'd done them ages ago. Biggest difference so far, and combined with my Powerflex bushes it's a great way to go...
    Have you still got the original dampers paired with the Eibach's? If so does it improve the handling quite a bit over the standard springs?

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    Lowering the car will make a big difference to the haddling, the lower arms and bushes just make the car handle properly. I did all 3 and my car handles really well with little body roll.
     
     

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    Hi thanks for all the advice so far. I think that I will definetly go for the poly bushes and probably the eibach springs.

    Just one last point before I commit to actually spending some money.

    My only concern is, would it improve the handling of the car to replace the standard springs with eibach's but leave the standard dampers?
    Would the springs on there own stiffen the suspension a little(which is what I want) or would it just be lower?

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    i've changed the standard springs on my e46 compact to eibach pro springs but kept original dampers as they were still in good condition and the ride has stiffened very slightly and the handling has been improved! hope that makes your decision for you mate
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