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    Suspension Advice

    I just recently purchased a set of Eibach sports and am waiting until the spring to install them! Do you think that I should purchase something aftermarket, in terms of shocks/struts? Ie. Koni...Or would you just run them on the stock suspension? I only drive minutes to work...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Pierce330 Click here to enlarge
    I just recently purchased a set of Eibach sports and am waiting until the spring to install them! Do you think that I should purchase something aftermarket, in terms of shocks/struts? Ie. Koni...Or would you just run them on the stock suspension? I only drive minutes to work...

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    if you have sports pack they will likely be ok for a while. I had HR's - which are usually a bit more unforgiving in comfort compared to eibachs- on my old e90 w/o sports package. bumps do not feel good with that combo.

    TBH, mixing isn't gonna give you the best results you can have so I'd either do some cheap coils like ST's, or an HR cup kit if you don't need to adjust but want the upgraded struts.

    If not just keep the stock ones till they burn out and replace um with something else down the road when needed.

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    I would run them with Koni Yellows or Koni FSDs. Why pay the labor twice? Do it all in one shot and enjoy the results Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
    I would run them with Koni Yellows or Koni FSDs. Why pay the labor twice? Do it all in one shot and enjoy the results Click here to enlarge
    valid point

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    or you could just return them and go with an entry level set of coils like the st's

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    I was thinking STs or FK...I'm gonna put something on in the spring...just waiting for the snow to go away
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    How come no one here considers BCs for $1000? Same amount of adjustments as the KW V3...
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    Never heard of um. ST is actually KW brand just different value label.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
    How come no one here considers BCs for $1000? Same amount of adjustments as the KW V3...
    Because they are the same as megan racing...made in taiwan.

    STs i believe are the same. KWs or Koni Yellow/Swift Spring Coilovers I would rather do.

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    ST is KW

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by seth Click here to enlarge
    ST is KW
    Just lower quality?

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    I bought LostMarine's old suspension setup, Koni Yellow's and Eibach springs. I'm very satisfied with it. The eibach springs are a bit squishy, so I would definitely recommend a shock upgrade. I set my shocks to the setting Matt@CamberToe (I think he is Itsbrokeagain now?) told me to and haven't changed anything since. If you don't care about height adjustment Koni yellow shocks FTW. And if you do, they are able to be converted to coilovers.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
    Just lower quality?
    Ya it's just an off name brand. Kinda weird how companies do that - maybe they're gobbled up by bigger companies or maybe KW is just a branch of whomever owns ST - but ST is same as KW (maybe just not as many features or something) but good quality if you're on a budget.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by seth Click here to enlarge
    Ya it's just an off name brand. Kinda weird how companies do that - maybe they're gobbled up by bigger companies or maybe KW is just a branch of whomever owns ST - but ST is same as KW (maybe just not as many features or something) but good quality if you're on a budget.

    ST is height adjustment only though, correct? BC is damping, height, camber, etc.

    Also, id love to have some real reasoning as to why BCs are not advised for the 335. I have buddies running them on Evo/WRX/240s and love them. Plus their headquarters is like 2 hours away

    Also STs are very very similar to KWs except for the materials. ST = galvanized steel version of KW. Be warned all northern folks...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
    ST is height adjustment only though, correct? BC is damping, height, camber, etc.

    Also, id love to have some real reasoning as to why BCs are not advised for the 335. I have buddies running them on Evo/WRX/240s and love them. Plus their headquarters is like 2 hours away

    Also STs are very very similar to KWs except for the materials. ST = galvanized steel version of KW. Be warned all northern folks...
    Good point, if you run um in winter they will likely rust quickly.

    TBH again - never heard of the BC's. I know TEIN makes coils for the e9x that don't get much advertising either. Maybe it's just the marketability of an asian made part for a German car? Who knows.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by seth Click here to enlarge
    Good point, if you run um in winter they will likely rust quickly.

    TBH again - never heard of the BC's. I know TEIN makes coils for the e9x that don't get much advertising either. Maybe it's just the marketability of an asian made part for a German car? Who knows.
    I wouldnt have an issue in the winter Click here to enlarge But yeah, i think you may be right. BCs have been amazing for my friends rides. I might give them a try when my stock suspension is completely gone lol
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    I'm gonna go FK! I can get them for $1000. They are only height adjustable though. For the money, I can't go wrong.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Pierce330 Click here to enlarge
    your car sits nice
    It doesn't sit that low, that was mid corner so it was leaning over a good amount.

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    Eibach pro-kit? They match to the Bilstein B8 (as used in the b12 prokit).

    I have used both Koni and Bilstein shocks and off the shelf I prefer B8's. They are also a more reliable shock for what I presume is a predodmanently street driven car.

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    op i would save up during winter minimize xmas gifts and drinks for new years and get a custom set of coilovers. If you go with some random coilover kit you will run into problems sooner or later and will have to repair them at your own costs. get a good set with a lifetime warranty and you will enjoy your car and save money for other mods.
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