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      08-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Anyone on Springs or Sleeves that needed to replace their stock shocks?

leaning towards Lowering Springs or KW sleeves but worried about replacing my stock shocks (EDC equipped). I had a tsx with lowering springs before, and the shocks began to leak after about 25-30k miles. I'm not really looking to drop $$$ on a set of KW V3's at the moment.

Anybody using their m3 as a daily driver with springs or sleeves that had to replace their shocks??
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      08-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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i would also like to know this ...was going to make a thread on it to
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      08-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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Dinan or Eibach is what you need, minimal drop keeping stock shocks in mind. Sleeve over kits are also ok if not dropping the car too much.
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I posted this same question not even half way down the 1st page of this forum. It looks like there aren't a lot of people who have had to replace the OEM dampers yet so it tough to say. I'm at 58k miles and have had my Eibachs on for about 30k miles. I don't see any fluid leaking from the damper bodies. The ride does seem to be getting rougher but that could also be due to my tires wearing out.
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I posted this same question not even half way down the 1st page of this forum. It looks like there aren't a lot of people who have had to replace the OEM dampers yet so it tough to say. I'm at 58k miles and have had my Eibachs on for about 30k miles. I don't see any fluid leaking from the damper bodies. The ride does seem to be getting rougher but that could also be due to my tires wearing out.
Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead but i am also on eibachs and my rear dampers just died, now showing an EDC malfunction. Where's the best place to get the oem rear shocks? Any alternatives to OEM that can be used with EDC?
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Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead but i am also on eibachs and my rear dampers just died, now showing an EDC malfunction. Where's the best place to get the oem rear shocks? Any alternatives to OEM that can be used with EDC?
How many miles are on your dampers and how many miles with Eibach's? I'm just curious because I'm on Eibach's as well. Thanks in advance
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I had Eibach springs from ~15K on my EDC OEM shocks. I lost a front shock at ~95K on a Garden State Parkway pothole and replaced all four shocks with TC Kline single adjustable race shocks/springs and EDC delete modules.
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Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead but i am also on eibachs and my rear dampers just died, now showing an EDC malfunction. Where's the best place to get the oem rear shocks? Any alternatives to OEM that can be used with EDC?

OEM rears: http://thebmwminipartstore.com/


I'm going with Dinan and the Bilstein EDCs when I make a change.
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Sorry to be a noob but how can you tell if your front or rear shocks are "leaking"?
And does that mean they are on their way out?
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Sorry to be a noob but how can you tell if your front or rear shocks are "leaking"?
And does that mean they are on their way out?
When off the car you can compress them and they don't rebound. On the car you'll be able to bounce the bad side up and down.
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Sorry to be a noob but how can you tell if your front or rear shocks are "leaking"?
And does that mean they are on their way out?
When off the car you can compress them and they don't rebound. On the car you'll be able to bounce the bad side up and down.
Considering my suspension is on the car, what would be a method I would use to see if they are bad?
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Considering my suspension is on the car, what would be a method I would use to see if they are bad?
Bounce each corner, it should be stiff. If it feels bouncy rhats a indicator of a bad strut. Oem struts are high quality.
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Would love to see how a TC Kline or Dinan sleeve kit works with the Bilstein EDC heavy duty shocks on a ZCP car. Know the Bilsteins make the car sit higher, but can adjust ride height with the adjustable springs. Would also be interested in keeping car no lower than ZCP height.
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