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Old 05-28-2012, 10:33 PM
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well ive done it ive lowered my X

ive been sort of, on and off the idea for a while now, asked questions, done some research and finally done it.

i bought Eibach Pro Line springs back and front ( no air suspension).

one of my concerns was hide quality as in my opinion my X5 sport rode VERY hard, so in asking around i couldn't get a definitive answer as to if lowering it would make it harder, as there are at least two types of springs for the x5,
standard and sport, no one could say what the lowered ones would be harder than.

so i was very please when the results of mine are a vastly better ride quality, less road noise , better turn in to corners, all said a great improvement.

the ride height is now 30mm or 1.5 inches lower, and could best be described as subtle, an onlooker may not notice, it just looks kool

please note this is my experience with MY car and may not be the same with another, please also note that i am not endorsing this modification nor do i believe i am endangering anyones life with this decision, and yes i have had a wheel alignment done.

please also note i dont care that i am reducing its ground clearance as i have no intention of ever using this vehicle as anything other than for road use

if anyone is interested i can post some before and after pics when i get a chance to take some
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:00 PM
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Did you convert from air to springs?
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:01 PM
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no i just wanted to make it clear that my car is a non air bag car

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Old 05-28-2012, 11:09 PM
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no i just wanted to make it clear that my car is a non air bag car

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Yeah! It is no harm to lower your x5 if it is non air suspension.
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Man I was hoping you did the convertion. I want to lower my mine to 1.5 or 2in.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:49 PM
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Man I was hoping you did the convertion. I want to lower my mine to 1.5 or 2in.
Don't even think about it if you have air suspenstion setup, doing this only brings you total mess and waste of money.
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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ive been sort of, on and off the idea for a while now, asked questions, done some research and finally done it.

i bought Eibach Pro Line springs back and front ( no air suspension).

one of my concerns was hide quality as in my opinion my X5 sport rode VERY hard, so in asking around i couldn't get a definitive answer as to if lowering it would make it harder, as there are at least two types of springs for the x5,
standard and sport, no one could say what the lowered ones would be harder than.

so i was very please when the results of mine are a vastly better ride quality, less road noise , better turn in to corners, all said a great improvement.

the ride height is now 30mm or 1.5 inches lower, and could best be described as subtle, an onlooker may not notice, it just looks kool

please note this is my experience with MY car and may not be the same with another, please also note that i am not endorsing this modification nor do i believe i am endangering anyones life with this decision, and yes i have had a wheel alignment done.

please also note i dont care that i am reducing its ground clearance as i have no intention of ever using this vehicle as anything other than for road use

if anyone is interested i can post some before and after pics when i get a chance to take some
Hi Bigwave,
Good feedback.Thanks for sharing your experience with the the Eibach springs
and you got better than expected results, "vastly better ride quality, less road noise , better turn in to corners, all said a great improvement"

Most of us will just be happy with that 30mm drop and not much worst ride quality,so all the rest is a bonus!Seems like you found the "perfect" lowering spring for the X5
Please post pics..cheers
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