Originally Posted by critical05
Koni's for the front are 8741 1535 l/r sport, fits all 3 series xi models.
Besides the extra time diagnosing the bump stops, the install was surprisingly easy. Its more of a mental thing. After this experience, I would rather do struts and springs on the bmw than replace a serpintine belt on an Audi. You have to remove the entire front end and push out the radiator support to get an extra 3" to get to the belt. I had to do mine earlier this year on my old S4 cabrio.
All said and done, I haven't looked back besides sharing my experience. Well worth the time and effort for the results, both looks and handling. I felt the car chipped had way too much power for the suspension. Missed shifts due to nose lift as well as front wheel scratch during heavy trottle.
Just because you have an awd car doesn't mean you need all that extra ground clearance.
Yeah so you and I are running the same Koni Struts and most likely the same rear shocks as well. So the only difference would be the spring and installation. I agree with your last statement but had I known I was going to mod this car, i would have just bought the 335i that was on sale next to mine. Gotta love hind sight!