Eibach Sportline + Bilstein = HEAVEN!!!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by dbworld4k, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. I just installed new suspension components in my E36:
    -Bilstein Sport shocks/struts
    -Eibach Sportline springs
    -misc bushings and reinforcement plates for the shock and strut towers.

    I've gotta say, I NEVER imagined this car could ever, ever, EVER drive like this. I'm absolutely ecstatic! I guess having blown shocks/struts for about 7 months makes the new stuff probably feel better than it really is, lol.

    The road holding is superb, and with the poly-urethane RTABs there is almost none of the old "bump-steer" in the rear suspension. For those that don't know, this is the effect that would be created upon going over uneven or bump road surfaces, causing the rear of the car to wobble about - basically, it wasn't very confidence inspiring when pushing the car. For a bit more security (E36/E46 are known to have weak rear subframes) I slapped in some new E46 ///M4 rear shock mounts with the thicker MZ3 reinforcement plates.

    Body roll is significantly reduced, I was expecting a bit of a reduction but not almost 90% elimination! I guess I can hold off on sway bars for a while.

    All in all, I can honestly say that this is one of the best riding cars I've driven. Sure, the car isn't close to all that fast in a straight line, but cutting through onramps with this level of handling is just so thrilling!

    I just thought I'd share my joys with you fellow car fanatics <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  2. mmmm nice avatar
     
  3. Bump steer = when suspension mounting points change or are just unequal lengths resulting in any increased toe out in the rear suspension, causing snap oversteer. Doesn't have to do with bumps in the road.
     
  4. It's good that you can gauge all that from driving on the highway.

    Congrats on the new struts <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
     
  5. Awesome news man. I was wondering on how much of a difference better shocks and springs make. I am riding on blown shocks on mine, partly because it sat for 2 or 3 years before I came around. I will be looking at Tokico Illumina's on all four corners with Suspension Technique springs to match. I thought you ment your going to hold off on getting strut bars. Those make a hell of a difference.

    Throw up some pics man!
     
  6. AVATAR NOW
     
  7. i'm riding on 30+ year old shocks. can't imagine how huge of a difference new shocks/springs would make
     
  8. I've got the Eibach Pro System on my Mustang. The Sport system was just to much of a drop for me to have on a car that I drive a lot.

     
  9. yeah, you don't know what bump-steer is but good for you.
     
  10. What are you talking about? that makes cars handle BETTER

     
  11. #11 love of cars, Aug 28, 2007
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  12. Holy shit, it's tuned by eBoNiX
     
  13. lol @ roof rack/rims/car
     
  14. Toe in is not the same as camber.
     
  15. Haha, WOW.
     
  16. That colour scheme would be sweet if a), it were on say a Toyota Chaser and b) if it were painted by professionals rather than a monkey.


    edit: c)roof racks? WTF?
     
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  18. Why Eibach? I'm going to get a Bilstein and H&R sport suspension for my e30.
     
  19. Eibach is cheap/usually supplies other companies with springs who rebadge them.
     
  20. I had Eibach Sportlines and Tokico 5-ways on my MR2 Turbo. I usually had my Tokicos set to ~4 (one step from the stiffest). Ahhhh... I miss that car.
     
  21. Would they hold up with the quality that H&R sports could provide?
     
  22. I dunno. I use them and they seem to do the trick.
     
  23. I might have to look it up then.
     
  24. i want �hlins suspension on my car when i can afford it... heard that it is the best in the world for streetcars!
     
  25. ?hlins is awesome
     

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