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Old 06-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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BMR vs Eibach

I am looking to upgrade most of my suspension in the next year and I am the type of guy that likes to stay brand loyal and use components from one brand for different items. I want all BMR suspension components. I already have the Strut Tower Brace which I love. I am now looking for lowering springs and here in lies the problem. I found a website that would give me new Eibach springs for $159. BMRs I can find for around 235-250. Is it worth the extra money for the BMRs? or is my OCD causing me to spend more money?
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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where are you getting your springs from?
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:34 PM   #4
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That's a dam good price I must say. I read a few posts here where members were talking about noise from their lowering springs; and someone replied that their Eibachs were quiet. I have Eibachs on my 4th gen Formula and they never made noise.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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I have BMR swaybars and Eibach springs. The springs ride rough, but that's to be expected (and the swaybars are on highest stiffness). They really aren't that low though, I think BMR's go lower. It sits nice but when I mention I have the springs people always say things like "Wow, I didn't know you were lowered. That's why yours looks better!". It's subtle but effective.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #6
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Im liking this info. I know the V6 set from BMR is 1.2 and Eibach is 1.0 I believe...
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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Lowering springs

I had Eibach lowering springs and swaybars put on my 2010 SS two years ago. The car looks and rides and handles better than the stock set up. I have not had any problems or noises with them. Check Autoanything for their best price on the set.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #8
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I prefer BMR springs over Eibach, but Hotchkis and Pfadt are my #1 choices for springs. Feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:43 AM   #9
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I think I am just being OCD...
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:54 AM   #10
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i have had both...and personally BMR is my choice..the stance is just that little bit lower and i am surprised that 1/4- 3/4 inch makes a difference. hope that helps///
and they are nice people to deal with.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #11
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I have the BMR strut tower brace, Eibach springs, and Eibach sway bars. I love my setup!
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:12 AM   #12
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Are your springs on in your pics? Doesnt really looked lowered...
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:23 AM   #13
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No. That was when I first got the car. It lowers the car 1". On a medium setting with the springs/sway bars my car drives very tight/harsh wish is good (to me) because I love the reduced body roll and hard cornering ability. You have to love comfort to gain better handling though and that's something you'll have to decide that noone else can for you.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #14
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I had Eibachs on my v6 and it squeaks.. I now have BMR 1.4 on all four corners and have no issues. Low but I can take 3 passengers and tires does not rub and the ride is not that harsh.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #15
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You will get a better deal on the eibachs. They are cheaper to buy, and you shouldn't have any problem. I love my eibach setup. BMR would be my second choice since I have a BMR strut tower brace and its awesome.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:19 AM   #16
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I am looking to upgrade most of my suspension in the next year and I am the type of guy that likes to stay brand loyal and use components from one brand for different items. I want all BMR suspension components. I already have the Strut Tower Brace which I love. I am now looking for lowering springs and here in lies the problem. I found a website that would give me new Eibach springs for $159. BMRs I can find for around 235-250. Is it worth the extra money for the BMRs? or is my OCD causing me to spend more money?
I understand your want to have the same brand of everything because I am OCD in the same way. I will say that there are a few advantages to our springs over theirs. Our springs will lower the car a little bit lower so the stance will be a bit more aggressive. Another thing with our BMR lowering springs is that they are warrantied for life against spring sag so if you ever have an issue with the springs you are covered. If you decide to go with the BMR springs let me know.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #17
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I've been tossing around the same issue ofr a few weeks, but I'm running
20 x 10 285/40/20
20 x 11 315/35/20
Would I have any issues with rubbing, and if so how much drop is ok before I would start to rub???

2010ss/rs btw.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #18
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I've been tossing around the same issue ofr a few weeks, but I'm running
20 x 10 285/40/20
20 x 11 315/35/20
Would I have any issues with rubbing, and if so how much drop is ok before I would start to rub???

2010ss/rs btw.
Honestly you should be good no matter which one of our BMR lowering springs option you choose to run. I personally would probably stick with the 1" lowering springs but that is more about preference that anything else.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:20 PM   #19
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I had these in my old CTS and loved them. That price is good and I just ordered some and hope they have them in stock still....
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:27 AM   #20
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I bought BMR 1" springs this time for my 1LE. They aren't installed yet but they will one of these days. On my 12' 45th SS I had a set of SLP springs and liked them as well.

I bought my BMR springs from Apex when ordering a bunch of parts, look around and you might find a good deal on what you're looking for.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #21
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Another thing with our BMR lowering springs is that they are warrantied for life against spring sag so if you ever have an issue with the springs you are covered.
Eibach offers the same warranty. I have the Eibach springs and bars on mine and love them!
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #22
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2013 SS/1LE/ZL1 Eibach Sway Bars have changed since 2010-2012. I've confirmed this twice with Eibach techs over the phone.

EIBACH
*The drop springs are the same for the 2010-2013's.

Anti-Roll Bar (Front Sway Bar Kit only):
part number: 38162.310 (Phastek - only vendor carrying these)

Anti-Roll Bar (Rear Sway Bar Kit Only):
part number: 38161.312 (In Production - Not yet released)

Anti-Roll-Kit (Both Front & Rear Bars):
part number: 38162.320 (In Production - Not yet released)
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:20 PM   #23
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SeriouslySinning thanks that was some good info. I did pick a set up installed yesterday and got alignment today. All I can say is night and day! This is my 3rd set of eibach and very pleased with results!

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #24
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I have BMR 1" drop springs all around, BRM front and rear sways, driveshaft safety loop and BMR swaybar. I have no complaints about any of it.

I did have to get my installer to add more grease to the front springs becasue they were a bit noisy in the beginning. Since then, no issues.

You can see the look in my signature. I get a lot of compliments on the stance.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #25
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I have BMR 1" drop springs all around, BRM front and rear sways, driveshaft safety loop and BMR swaybar. I have no complaints about any of it.

I did have to get my installer to add more grease to the front springs becasue they were a bit noisy in the beginning. Since then, no issues.

You can see the look in my signature. I get a lot of compliments on the stance.
Generally if you have any squeaks or creaks it is from lack of lubrication on the poly-urethane bushings and little extra grease will cure that.

The car and the stance look really good so I am not surprised one bit that you get complimented.
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