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      11-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by RedmumbaSeattle View Post
I live in Seattle, and the roads here are marked with, at lack of a better word, craters. Not to mention the large amounts of uneven pavement. I currently have a 2007 328xi, and hitting the bumps is painful--the car hasn't been "lowered" or anything, and as far as I know, is largely stock. What would be a good recommendation for helping to give me a smoother ride?

I appreciate any comments you can provide!
Post your wheel and tire specs including tire brand.

As a first step you could possibly get 17" rims (assuming you have 18) and tires with larger sidewall to help dampen road imperfections before you start replacing suspension bits. Tire type and brand can impact the ride quality significantly. But no matter what rim and tire you have if you hit a "crater" you will feel it. This is what I would do.

Hope this helps!

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