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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Jan-12-2019, 05:54:32 PM   #21
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That looks very nice!!!

What camber did you have up front and what tire size?
Thanks! Please see below for the specs when the picture was taken;

Front:
Apex ARC-8 18x9 ET30
Michelin PSS 245/40R18
No Spacers & Stock Camber

Rear:
Apex ARC-8 18x10 ET25
Michelin PSS 275/35R18
No Spacers & Stock camber.

I have now over 17K on the B12 / Eibach combo. I would get another set when they wear out. As of today the only change now includes a 10mm Macht Schnell spacer up front which I needed to clear my Stoptech 323 Brake Kit. I have some updated pics below.



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Default Re: Eibach Pro S Kit vs Bilstein B12 Prokit

Car looks great!
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Old Sat, Jan-12-2019, 06:39:05 PM   #23
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Thanks! Please see below for the specs when the picture was taken;

Front:
Apex ARC-8 18x9 ET30
Michelin PSS 245/40R18
No Spacers & Stock Camber

Rear:
Apex ARC-8 18x10 ET25
Michelin PSS 275/35R18
No Spacers & Stock camber.

I have now over 17K on the B12 / Eibach combo. I would get another set when they wear out. As of today the only change now includes a 10mm Macht Schnell spacer up front which I needed to clear my Stoptech 323 Brake Kit. I have some updated pics below.


Thanks for the info & pics!!

Any rub up front?

Iam on square 9.5x18 ET35 (15mm spacer rear and 5mm front to clear calipers) 265/35/18 MPS4 and i rub up front with -2.5 camber. Car is on Koni yellows and ACS springs and GC street camber plates.
I ordered a set of new Eibach springs cause i want to raise the car a bit (i bought the ACS springs used and with unknown kms).
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Old Sat, Jan-12-2019, 06:40:05 PM   #24
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Thanks! Please see below for the specs when the picture was taken;

Front:
Apex ARC-8 18x9 ET30
Michelin PSS 245/40R18
No Spacers & Stock Camber

Rear:
Apex ARC-8 18x10 ET25
Michelin PSS 275/35R18
No Spacers & Stock camber.

I have now over 17K on the B12 / Eibach combo. I would get another set when they wear out. As of today the only change now includes a 10mm Macht Schnell spacer up front which I needed to clear my Stoptech 323 Brake Kit. I have some updated pics below.url]
Thats pretty high praise. Just ordered B6 shocks to go with my eibachs and replace the B4'S I have now.
Do you track at all and what is it that makes you like them so much?
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Old Sun, Jan-13-2019, 07:33:27 PM   #25
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Car looks great!
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Thanks for the info & pics!!
Any rub up front?
Thanks guys! No rubbing up front.

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Thats pretty high praise. Just ordered B6 shocks to go with my eibachs and replace the B4'S I have now.
Do you track at all and what is it that makes you like them so much?
No, I have not tracked the E46 M3 although itís on my bucket list for things to do with the car. Itís a street car and the intent of my ďbuildĒ was a balance of sport / luxury.

I like them because they do what I wanted from a street suspension;

1. Itís lowered enough for looks (but not too low) without impacting daily drivability. I have no issues driving this in all sorts of streets of LA, up any steep driveways or speed bumps. Iíve never scraped the belly pan or bumper with the B12 going up or down all sorts of steep driveways.

2. The B12 allows road feedback but without being harsh. I donít have complaints from passengers although they do comment its ďsporty but not uncomfortableĒ. But they are coming from plush Lexus SUVís. Iím coming from a Mk4 R32 with H&R RSS coilovers. That made the R32 interior rattle after 20K miles and I did not want that to happen to the M3.

3. Performance - thereís significantly reduced body roll from the SACHS stock setup. However if you push it close to 9 or 10/10ths thereís still a little bit of body roll. Iíve taken it a few times up ACH / canyon roads and the handling is great.

4. Price point. I was looking to spend up to $1K max for a quality spring / shock setup.

5. Perceived service life. If I can get 80K out of the B12, Iíll be very happy.

6. Name brand / OE quality. The engineering and R&D is all done so I donít have to worry about it.
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Default Re: Eibach Pro S Kit vs Bilstein B12 Prokit

Great to see one of my old threads in action. After owning a car with the B12 kit, I can say that I enjoyed the ride quite a bit. The kit requires little to no tinkering beyond your alignment, and the shock performance/longevity was phenomenal. I enjoyed the Eibach kit as well, putting over 40,000 miles on the car when it had them. To my knowledge, they are still on the car with many more miles. No rebuild. I think that either of these setups will make someone happy, with the b12 kit being the easy solution to a blown stock suspension, and the Eibach's being a relatively inexpensive/track capable setup. Either way, the car will handle better and outlive stock shocks
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Thanks! Please see below for the specs when the picture was taken;

Front:
Apex ARC-8 18x9 ET30
Michelin PSS 245/40R18
No Spacers & Stock Camber

Rear:
Apex ARC-8 18x10 ET25
Michelin PSS 275/35R18
No Spacers & Stock camber.

I have now over 17K on the B12 / Eibach combo. I would get another set when they wear out. As of today the only change now includes a 10mm Macht Schnell spacer up front which I needed to clear my Stoptech 323 Brake Kit. I have some updated pics below.



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Here is mine with Koni yellows/Eibach springs & GC street camber plates.
Maxed rear camber on stock arms, front -2.5
8.5/9.5 ACS Type III 18s with stock tire sizes.
Watching pics with E46 M3 Coupes on Eibach springs i see that the front sits higher than the rear. (like stock springs)
Mine sits lower in the front.
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Old Mon, Apr-08-2019, 08:44:05 PM   #28
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Default Re: Eibach Pro S Kit vs Bilstein B12 Prokit

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Great to see one of my old threads in action. After owning a car with the B12 kit, I can say that I enjoyed the ride quite a bit. The kit requires little to no tinkering beyond your alignment, and the shock performance/longevity was phenomenal. I enjoyed the Eibach kit as well, putting over 40,000 miles on the car when it had them. To my knowledge, they are still on the car with many more miles. No rebuild. I think that either of these setups will make someone happy, with the b12 kit being the easy solution to a blown stock suspension, and the Eibach's being a relatively inexpensive/track capable setup. Either way, the car will handle better and outlive stock shocks
This hits the nail right on the head.
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