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      11-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Drives: 2006 330i, 2011 X3 , 2000e39
Join Date: May 2006
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15% off sport suspension from BMW or go aftermarket.

tldr: BMW performance suspension or aftermarket suspension?

Full post:
I've got a 2006 330i. Non-sport package. I'm considering upgrading to the sport suspension since there's a sale and I've got over 100K miles so it might be a good time to replace/upgrade. I like the more aggressive stance but I still like a reasonably comfortable ride which is why I was leaning towards BMW parts, but I'm not 100%.

Is upgrading to BMW sport suspension worth it or should I go aftermarket? Open to suggestion and an good discussion.

Other stats: Ideally, I'd like to
1) reduce the GAP between my tires and wheel well
2) maintain a reasonably comfortable ride. (I'm well aware that upgrading will make it more stiff, but I don't want it REALLY stiff).
3) Try to spend under $2500 including installation.

2006 330i: Titanium Silver, Black Leatherette, Navigation, European Delivery.
2011 X3 35i, Alpine White, Premium, Technology, Sport Package