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Old 05-29-2014, 12:36 PM
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H&R Lowering Springs 2011 X5 35 Review and Pics

Quick review of the H&R lowering springs. I had them installed yesterday. I was "lucky" enough to have the "awesome" sport suspension delete from BMW. I have been looking for stiffer handling like I had on my 2005 4.4 sport E53. After doing research I decided to go with the H&R 1.2" lowering springs.

Car: 2011 BMW X5 E70 35xdrive, not self leveling, with the sport package.
Springs: H&R 1.2" lowering front and rear.

Springs: Came in purple color.. even though they were black on the website. Ordered from Tirerack.com. $281 with free shipping and no tax, delivered in about 4 days.

Installation: Had the springs installed at Pep Boys.. I know weird.. My shop was busy and was not able to do it until next week. Pep Boys did a walk in at 6pm and were finished by 8:30pm. With the discount from their website I paid $336 with a 90 day warranty on work. I watched most of the installation and the guy seemed to know what he was doing.

Handling: The X5 was very slugish on turns, wobbly and bouncy. After the installation there was a significant improvement. Turns became tighter, bounce went away. I was expecting a small difference but it was significant for me.

Stiffness: The ride became stiffer and bumps are more pronounce, but not in a bad way. It feels just like the sport suspension on the 05 4.4 that I had (if I remember correctly), maybe just a bit stiffer. Deffinately not a problem, no bounce, and doesnt knock your teeth out as some other members posted.

Lowering Height: The springs lowered the car exactly as H&R said 1.2" in the front and 1.2" in the back. I know some people have experienced a lower effect, which I am assuming is because of the v8 or diesel engine. But on a 35 v6 twin turbo, the height was exactly as advertised. I almost wish I would have went with the 2" lowering in the front instead of the 1.2".


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Old 05-29-2014, 03:01 PM
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did u actually see a 2" lowering kit on the website?
mine were def black, and yours look black in the picture to me.
i think the 2" is only for the self leveling.
some sites list them but in the description it says with endlinks also....so it leads me to believe they dont actually exist.
i could be wrong though
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hmm checking tirerack i do see them.
i wouldn't want that much rake honestly, it only lowers the front more
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hmm checking tirerack i do see them.
i wouldn't want that much rake honestly, it only lowers the front more
Yeah thats what I am thinking, because if I cant lower the back more then I dont really want to lower the front more. For now I am happy with the results.
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did u actually see a 2" lowering kit on the website?
mine were def black, and yours look black in the picture to me.
i think the 2" is only for the self leveling.
some sites list them but in the description it says with endlinks also....so it leads me to believe they dont actually exist.
i could be wrong though
I put a filter on that pic that made them look black, but they are actually purple. Tirerack has the 2" lowering for non self leveling.
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Nice.. I need that too..

btw.. You have a V6 BMW???
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Nice.. I need that too..

btw.. You have a V6 BMW???
yeah v6 twin turbo.. Got a good price on a CPO with all the options I wanted, so I settled for the smaller engine. I had a 4.4i v8 2005 before, deffinately less power now, but gas mileage is much better.
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yeah v6 twin turbo.. Got a good price on a CPO with all the options I wanted, so I settled for the smaller engine. I had a 4.4i v8 2005 before, deffinately less power now, but gas mileage is much better.
All the BMW 6 cylinder I have ever seen are Inline 6 --> I6

There was a rumor that the new M3/4 will be a V6.
However it was an I6 in the end.
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All the BMW 6 cylinder I have ever seen are Inline 6 --> I6

There was a rumor that the new M3/4 will be a V6.
However it was an I6 in the end.
Oh thats what you meant.. mistake on my part.
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did you get you get your truck re-aligned after the new spring install? I just had mine done last week and my local shop said he couldn't do the alignment because he didn't have the tools to adjust the rods..he also charge me $600 and said it took 6hrs...so think i might need to find a new shop...hll, might even have to go to pep boys!!
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