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      07-25-2020, 02:42 PM   #1
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when to replace stock springs and what would pair well with bilstein b4's?

when to replace stock springs and what would pair well with bilstein b4's?
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when to replace stock springs and what would pair well with bilstein b4's?
Replace springs if you have sag or if wanting to tune spring rates or height.

I'd advise sticking with stock springs if you have B4s. Ideally switch to B6/8 and perf springs or specR. Not a fan of Koni dampers.
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Replace springs if you have sag or if wanting to tune spring rates or height.

I'd advise sticking with stock springs if you have B4s. Ideally switch to B6/8 and perf springs or specR. Not a fan of Koni dampers.
Ok Iíll just stick with stock then, car likely wonít see a track

If I do get sag eventually is it ok to replace with bmw performance springs?

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Ok Iíll just stick with stock then, car likely wonít see a track

If I do get sag eventually is it ok to replace with bmw performance springs?
No reason not to.
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Ok Iíll just stick with stock then, car likely wonít see a track

If I do get sag eventually is it ok to replace with bmw performance springs?
The BMWP springs are a 10mm (~0.5" drop) from sport, which is stock for a 135i. Dig into this a bit and decide if you think B8's are more suited for those springs. I'm not going to advise either way b/c it's not absolutely clear what the answer is
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The BMWP springs are a 10mm (~0.5" drop) from sport, which is stock for a 135i. Dig into this a bit and decide if you think B8's are more suited for those springs. I'm not going to advise either way b/c it's not absolutely clear what the answer is
I am still considering b8 with bmwp but itís likely too stiff for daily needs. If I wanted to maintain stock sport suspension feel it sounds like b4 with stock springs is the way to go... but what do I replace the springs with when that time comes?
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I am still considering b8 with bmwp but itís likely too stiff for daily needs. If I wanted to maintain stock sport suspension feel it sounds like b4 with stock springs is the way to go... but what do I replace the springs with when that time comes?
I would say springs don't normally need replacing, but, notice that you're in Chicago (salt = rust). Lesjofors is the only supposedly stock replacement I've seen other other than OE BMW springs. Can't comment on their quality, but, worth looking into. For some reason, OE BMW springs actually cost more than BMWP springs.

Alternatively, be on the lookout for a used set from an area where rust isn't as likely. Also, springs from an E90 fit. If you go used, make sure you get the same spring code (alpha-numeric on a tag or painted on the spring) you have now or you will get an increase or drop in ride height.
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I would say springs don't normally need replacing, but, notice that you're in Chicago (salt = rust). Lesjofors is the only supposedly stock replacement I've seen other other than OE BMW springs. Can't comment on their quality, but, worth looking into. For some reason, OE BMW springs actually cost more than BMWP springs.

Alternatively, be on the lookout for a used set from an area where rust isn't as likely. Also, springs from an E90 fit. If you go used, make sure you get the same spring code (alpha-numeric on a tag or painted on the spring) you have now or you will get an increase or drop in ride height.
Nice, thanks for the help!
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