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      02-18-2013, 01:17 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by F1fletch View Post
Seems there are quite a few choices in the 1k range for coilovers. Are these all (just diff colors).

CKS is another brand you can look up, its pricier but at least ///m guys run them
Yellow Speed is another brand similar to XYZ/ BC/Ksport

There is no perfect $1000 solution. You are buying a compromise.

So look at e90 specific reviews or e82 ( same thing 90% of the time).
Some of them make adjusting the rear height or dampening.

Bonus points to any brand that has an ///M car running a set( BC racing are gaining popularity with e39. e60 and f10 are running CKS and BC)

You may as well get the version with a Camber plate
Look for ones that offer SWIFT spring as they can make up for shortcomings of the shock.


ST coils and Vogland are cheap German quality but sometimes lack dampening adjustment. Also have no camber plates.
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, 3.73 diff, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: //M front arm, M3 rack, e36M lip Wishlist: Coils, n55 mnts, headers, LSD, e60 finn diff

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