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      12-04-2011, 02:44 PM   #23
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Try looking on HP Autowerks web site for some really good struts/coilover systems:

http://hpashop.com/Coilovers_c174.htm

If you can pull it, TCKline, Moton, or AST would be better for you than Bilsteins...Swift springs will also make a big diff on ride comfort. Creaminz says it all in this thread:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=swift+springs
Any have the HPA coilovers chime in on the ride?
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      12-05-2011, 09:43 AM   #24
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It was compliant when they first went on the car, but then got worse over time. started hearing new unsettling noises and became very jolting every time i hit an expansion joint/bump in the road.
that's what I said, and no one believed me. it was noisy and chirpy!..
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      12-05-2011, 02:19 PM   #25
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that's what I said, and no one believed me. it was noisy and chirpy!..
yup, i'm pretty disappointed with them for what they cost. Its nice to know im not the only one, but it still sucks. looking into other options now.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616793
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      12-05-2011, 05:29 PM   #26
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between pss10 and KW2/3, pss10 hands down.
coming from the owner of pss10 and user of kw3, koni yellow and eibach spring combo, koni yellow and H&R spring combo and H&R cupkit...

if you track or autocross a lot, i would go with KW3 but most ppl will find themselves liking the comfort from pss10 on daily driving basis on street...
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I'm riding on a different brand of coils altogether (Eibach Multi-Pro R1s) and the ride quality was absolutely *amazing* for the first few months, and has since deteriorated to the point that I'll be sending them back for a rebuild. They really don't like the cold, and I'm talking extreme cold, ie. -32*C which is the same as -32*F. Hasn't gotten there quite yet, but it'll only be getting worse. Coilovers are unfortunately not for the winter and I'm now questioning whether I should just go to a Koni Yellow/good spring combo. From this thread, I've basically decided to stay away from KWs, unless to go the less expensive route and buy the V1s just to tune in a perfect height.. Bilstein PSS10s, I'd like to try though.

Good luck whichever way you choose! E9Xs look so good dropped


Also, I'm sorry if it seems like I'm not contributing, but the KW subject always comes up and with so many people running them, I've thought about trying them out so many times. What attracts me to them (JUST AS THE EIBACHS DID) is that they're a stainless steel or aluminium damper (I forgot, but they're not supposed to rust) and I was hoping I'd get away with running them through the winter at a reasonable height. Alas, not possible it's looking.
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      12-06-2011, 01:00 AM   #28
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I am in So Cal so I guess I don't have to worry about below freezing temp. I am mainly looking for comfort ride as I commute about 70 miles a day. Also, I don't plan on tracking my car. Would be nice if I can get some feedback from HPA users.
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      12-15-2011, 12:50 AM   #29
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I'm curious as to whether or not you considered the less expensive ST coilovers made by KW - given that you're in SoCal their construction shouldn't be an issue and they're quite cheap and supposedly ride nicely.
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