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      07-13-2020, 11:40 AM   #1
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Eibach Pro Kit Settled Update

Hello, Looking for some photos of eibach pro kits after they have settled in.
I have used the search function and gone deep into the forum hunting. There are a few photos. Anyone with Eibach pro kits want to chime in?
Looking to purchase them for a daily driver 128i. It appears the kit doesn't drop a 128i as much as it does the 135i.

i know - I did ha ha. A lot of photos are no longer hosted on their affiliated website.

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      07-13-2020, 11:34 PM   #2
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This is a B12 kit equipped 128i, it includes Eibach Pro Kits + Bilstein B8 shocks. I have Dinan camber plates up front which raise the front by 5mm or so. Lots of miles on this kit so it's settled.

The profile shot shows some wheel gap in the rear, it's probably 5mm lower in the rear on level ground, the driveway is not quite level and causes the rear driver's side to show a slightly higher gap.

Only other note is there are 12mm spacers up front, and 10mm in the rear. Stock wheel & tire sizes in 18"
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      07-19-2020, 02:47 PM   #3
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Your car looks gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to post that.
Do you think the car without the Camber plates would be too low to DD?
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Here's my 135i (a bit dirty) with the Bilstein B12 Kit as well and dinan camber plates. Have about 20k miles on them as this is my DD. I didn't notice much change in the comfort when swapping to these.
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Here's my 135i (a bit dirty) with the Bilstein B12 Kit as well and dinan camber plates. Have about 20k miles on them as this is my DD. I didn't notice much change in the comfort when swapping to these.
Are you using any spacers?
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Here's my 135i (a bit dirty) with the Bilstein B12 Kit as well and dinan camber plates. Have about 20k miles on them as this is my DD. I didn't notice much change in the comfort when swapping to these.
Are you using any spacers?
No, no spacers.
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      07-19-2020, 05:11 PM   #7
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Your car looks gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to post that.
Do you think the car without the Camber plates would be too low to DD?
Not the person you asked, but I have koni yellows, eibach pro kit, and dinan camber plates too. I scrape my driveway (standard rounded curb) going in and out just on the very bottom of the front bumper in front of the wheels, it's not really bad, just annoying. Without the camber plates it would definitely scrape more and probably be too low for me.

It is pretty low with the pro kit, looks fantastic, but definitely have to be careful going over stuff.
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Your car looks gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to post that.
Do you think the car without the Camber plates would be too low to DD?
Thanks! A fresh wash always helps haha.

To answer your question - no I don't think it would be too low. The B12 kit is not known as the lowest out there, I think for example Swift springs are lower by a few mm. It really depends on your daily drive cycle, I don't recall scraping anywhere including speed bumps and driveways. So 5mm lower (without the plates) *may* have scraped once or twice compared to what I have, but I doubt it.

The camber plates themselves are not that expensive, and are maintenance free. They will improve your front end grip considerably and allow you to run spacers to fill up the wheel arches up front. So consider those...
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Here's my 135i (a bit dirty) with the Bilstein B12 Kit as well and dinan camber plates. Have about 20k miles on them as this is my DD. I didn't notice much change in the comfort when swapping to these.
amazing! Ok, I will definitely get the camber plates!
Your car looks SO good as well!!
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Not the person you asked, but I have koni yellows, eibach pro kit, and dinan camber plates too. I scrape my driveway (standard rounded curb) going in and out just on the very bottom of the front bumper in front of the wheels, it's not really bad, just annoying. Without the camber plates it would definitely scrape more and probably be too low for me.

It is pretty low with the pro kit, looks fantastic, but definitely have to be careful going over stuff.
awesome man! Very helpful - our place has a rounded curb. But I habitually take any bump at a hard angle from my e30's and e36's ha ha.
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Thanks! A fresh wash always helps haha.

To answer your question - no I don't think it would be too low. The B12 kit is not known as the lowest out there, I think for example Swift springs are lower by a few mm. It really depends on your daily drive cycle, I don't recall scraping anywhere including speed bumps and driveways. So 5mm lower (without the plates) *may* have scraped once or twice compared to what I have, but I doubt it.

The camber plates themselves are not that expensive, and are maintenance free. They will improve your front end grip considerably and allow you to run spacers to fill up the wheel arches up front. So consider those...


definitely going to get the camber plates!! thank you!!
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      07-20-2020, 03:37 AM   #12
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Just my .02 but if you’re going to be low and looking for as flush as possible, consider doing this fender tab mod while you’ve got the suspension out. It’s really quick and will solve almost all of your rubbing issues when the wheel is straight. I did it on mine and you can’t even tell it’s different from the outside.

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1088888
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awesome man! Very helpful - our place has a rounded curb. But I habitually take any bump at a hard angle from my e30's and e36's ha ha.
Yeah, me too, I should have mentioned that. Taking my driveway at a hard angle minimizes the scraping but doesn't eliminate it. If I took it head on that would be pretty rough, lol.
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Your car looks gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to post that.
Do you think the car without the Camber plates would be too low to DD?
Thanks! A fresh wash always helps haha.

To answer your question - no I don't think it would be too low. The B12 kit is not known as the lowest out there, I think for example Swift springs are lower by a few mm. It really depends on your daily drive cycle, I don't recall scraping anywhere including speed bumps and driveways. So 5mm lower (without the plates) *may* have scraped once or twice compared to what I have, but I doubt it.

The camber plates themselves are not that expensive, and are maintenance free. They will improve your front end grip considerably and allow you to run spacers to fill up the wheel arches up front. So consider those...
How much camber were you able to achieve with this setup? I'm trying to run the same thing but without the bilstein shocks
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How much camber were you able to achieve with this setup? I'm trying to run the same thing but without the bilstein shocks
It varies slightly car by car, and the ride height of it (you get more camber the lower you are due to the camber curves etc).

Before I had the M3 lower control arms, I could get about -2. With control arms probably -2.75 or so. I'm running at -2 right now (there is a tiny bit of adjustment snce the camber pins have to be removed to run the Dinan plates, which allows for a small range).
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How much camber were you able to achieve with this setup? I'm trying to run the same thing but without the bilstein shocks
It varies slightly car by car, and the ride height of it (you get more camber the lower you are due to the camber curves etc).

Before I had the M3 lower control arms, I could get about -2. With control arms probably -2.75 or so. I'm running at -2 right now (there is a tiny bit of adjustment snce the camber pins have to be removed to run the Dinan plates, which allows for a small range).
That's perfect, I just need at least -1.5 for my wheel setup, but the more the better
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That's perfect, I just need at least -1.5 for my wheel setup, but the more the better
Yea -1.5 shouldn't be a problem.
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Finally got some measurements.

24.5" ground to wheel arch in the front, 25" in the rear.





5.5" to the bumper just before the front wheel.


Side shot of the car, I can get one finger in the wheel gap as it sits and it still hits the top of the tread. No spacers, -2.5deg in the front, 17x8 w/ 225s, fenders rolled.
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Finally got some measurements.

24.5" ground to wheel arch in the front, 25" in the rear.





5.5" to the bumper just before the front wheel.


Side shot of the car, I can get one finger in the wheel gap as it sits and it still hits the top of the tread. No spacers, -2.5deg in the front, 17x8 w/ 225s, fenders rolled.


you rock!! car looks stellar as well! i bet those 17's make it feel like a legend!
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Finally got some measurements.

24.5" ground to wheel arch in the front, 25" in the rear.





5.5" to the bumper just before the front wheel.


Side shot of the car, I can get one finger in the wheel gap as it sits and it still hits the top of the tread. No spacers, -2.5deg in the front, 17x8 w/ 225s, fenders rolled.
Do you feel like rolling the fenders is necessary? About to install the B12 kit on my 128i (also on 17") and I'm trying to avoid that. Planning on doing M3 control arms, but will also throw on camber plates is it will help mitigate scraping and avoiding having to roll the fenders.
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Do you feel like rolling the fenders is necessary? About to install the B12 kit on my 128i (also on 17") and I'm trying to avoid that. Planning on doing M3 control arms, but will also throw on camber plates is it will help mitigate scraping and avoiding having to roll the fenders.
With stock wheel and tire sizes, you don't need to roll fenders or do anything. As soon as you go aggressive with offset for example. You'll start to rub in some situations. Camber in the front will help.

I added 10mm spacers to the rear and 12mm to the front and I had rubbing in the rear. Had to get the fenders midlly rolled at the rear where it meets the bumper. Mild rolling all the way around as well. Front never rubbed even with the spacer because of the camber plates, otherwise possible rubbing at the front bumper tab also (depending on your tires etc).
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With stock wheel and tire sizes, you don't need to roll fenders or do anything. As soon as you go aggressive with offset for example. You'll start to rub in some situations. Camber in the front will help.

I added 10mm spacers to the rear and 12mm to the front and I had rubbing in the rear. Had to get the fenders midlly rolled at the rear where it meets the bumper. Mild rolling all the way around as well. Front never rubbed even with the spacer because of the camber plates, otherwise possible rubbing at the front bumper tab also (depending on your tires etc).
I'm much more worried about ride quality than looks/fitment, so I'll avoid spacers unless the car looks awful without 'em once lowered. I really appreciate the input. Will start with just the M3 control arms and RSFB inserts. Hoping that the -0.75 degrees of camber will compensate for the rake, even with the minimal lift in the rear from the RSFB inserts.
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