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Seems like most of the people wanting to drop their XI want a substantial drop. I just want something close to a RWD E46 with a ride that is close to the stock setup. What is best way to do that? Coilovers? I run the original 16" wheels with snow tires in the Winter and 18" BBS wheels the other other 3 seasons.
 

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ZHP springs?
 

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Eibach ProKit is less raked and higher in the front than H&Rs. Koni is close to stock ride and adjustible. You can keep the 15mm spring pad in the rear and you can test out the rough road spacer that can be put under the front strut mount.
I have Eibach/ Koni and find its about right. This was an extreme winter and this is the first year I broke the plastic splash protector under the engine.
 

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Thanks. From everything I've read on here it sounds like Eibach springs and Koni shocks are the way to go. I just want minimize the gap a little (it looks worse with the 18" wheels) and limit potential damage to other suspension components.
 

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I just ordered some Konis + Eibachs based on the recommendations/readings from this board. Most ppl seem to indicate it's a a good daily driver setup.
 

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H&R springs and Bilstein HD shocks and struts dropped mine approx 1.5 inches
 

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They only have the sport springs for the xi
 

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Just ordered the Eibach Pro Kit and Konis. The front left shock is on national backorder, so it will be late April before I can do the install. I'll post a picture when it's done.
 

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Can't go wrong with H&R Sport Springs...

The most popular spring in H&R's line-up, Sport Springs will lower your vehicle an average of 1.2-1.5 inches for a lower center of gravity, improved handling, and a more aggressive appearance. Sport springs feature a spring rate that is firmer than that of the OE Sport spring but is still comfortable enough for daily use.

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Please let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to shoot me a PM or email.

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Joe
 

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I have Eibach spring and stock sport shock. So far so good. I have no complain of ride quality and there is no sign of any wear.

Stock sport shock : 120k miles
Eibach spring : 70k miles
 

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I just installed the Koni/Eibach setup yesterday. Liking it so far. I didn't take measurements or pictures on the drop but it works for me. I imagine it'll drop a little more over the next week or so, then I'll get the alignment squared away. Squat and roll are significantly reduced but the ride quality is still very good.
 
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