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      09-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #14
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Drives: E90 325xi
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Originally Posted by Jeffman View Post
If you are going to keep the car at least a year or two more than install coilovers. I've been very happy over the last four years (25,000 miles) with my KW-V1s...never required adjustments or alignments, and I've hit plenty of potholes here in Philly. Also invest in lightweight wheels and tires...that'll make the car quicker and stop better, as well as corner better...much less unsprung weight. And use non run flat summer super sport tires - not the all-season runflat crap. All in all, I've eliminated about 10 lbs per corner using Apex wheels and Michelin PSS tires.
What he said.

Originally Posted by SLOWER View Post
What is the life expectancy of the original shocks and struts?
Mine lasted to ~95k before I thought I was driving a pogo stick. I had no damper control at all. Decided to pick up KW V1s from Tiago@VRSF, great price, I think it was about $1100 shipped after the $100 rebate from KW. Installed by Clem for about $300.

Totally worth it, revived my ride into a completely different beast. IMHO it's still worth it at $1300 or $1400 if you're going to keep the car.