In Reply to: Has anyone lowered a Mz3 with Eibachs Pro-kit posted by JJD on February 09, 2000 at 00:17:17:
The after market springs are usually stiffer because of the shorter travel. They are supposed to give you an "okay" ride if you do not wish to change the shock absorbers. The prokit from Eibach is among the softest (or mildest) you can choose from.
But the real problem is that with the softer springs would tend to wear shock absorber quickly and you might have to replace the shocks very soon. The ride without matching shocks to me are not bumpy, the but the ride doesn't give you confidence in corners, the rebound wouldn't be enough, and it would bottom out much more easier than the original set up.
Try to go with Bilstein sports with any set of aftermarket or even tuner spring-kits if budget allows. Labour cost more or less the same as they have to take out everything even when they are doing the springs (except for the rear end on the Z3s).
Plus, less frequently you take the parts apart, (especially on a convertible),the less squeaky noise.
Good luck with your project!
: I'm thinking to loer the car just an inch with the Eibachs springs. I've heard and read it mantains a close smooth ride as the stock suspension and improves the handling dramatically, specially the squat and dive. Does anyone have any thoughts or problems with them???How did you like the ride??.
: Thanks in advance