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      03-17-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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KW V3 + RE-11's getting installed Thursday

I bought a used set of KW V3's 4 months ago from a friend at a..lets say I pretty much robbed him. The KW's had a problem with the squeaking and I had them sent to KW a week after I bought them. 4 months later, and I'm supposed to get them back this Wednesday. I've been running with my stock RFT's as well since I got my car in November of 2010 so I have no idea what a BMW drives like without RFT's..hence my purchase of the Bridgestone RE-11's.

Both the V3's and RE-11's are getting installed this Thursday. Honestly, I have no idea what to expect but one thing is for sure, is that I'm very, very excited. I haven't had an alignment in 10 months and whenever I come to a rough road, my steering wheel goes all over the place..speeds past 75 feel floaty..and when I start breaking to a stop light, my steering wheel sways towards the right and I have to put effort to keep it straight.

I went 235/40/18 in front and 245/35/18 in back with my stock M-Sport wheels.

So exactly what should I be expecting when everything gets installed?
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Just to let you know, those tire sizes are risky for X-drive since there is more than 1% difference in diameter front to rear.

Also, please update if KW has solved the squeaking issue. I don't really mind the occasional squeak but it'd be good to know whether KW can fix it or not.

You should expect your acceleration, braking, and cornering to feel much better with coilovers
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Just to let you know, those tire sizes are risky for X-drive since there is more than 1% difference in diameter front to rear.

Also, please update if KW has solved the squeaking issue. I don't really mind the occasional squeak but it'd be good to know whether KW can fix it or not.

You should expect your acceleration, braking, and cornering to feel much better with coilovers
They're actually almost exactly 1%. Stock was 225/255 so 235/265 isn't that big of a jump.

I hope you are right, right now I can't even make my car go in a straight line without swaying.
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Oh you have a typo in original post. You said 235/40/18 and 245/35/18.
You're right, 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 will work.

I don't know exactly how much power you have with all those mods but I'm sure the tires alone will help with your swaying problem during acceleration
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They're actually almost exactly 1%. Stock was 225/255 so 235/265 isn't that big of a jump.

I hope you are right, right now I can't even make my car go in a straight line without swaying.
hate those runflats dont you? lol, they have a mind of their own..i wish i could slap BMW's lead designer in the face for that blunder
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hate those runflats dont you? lol, they have a mind of their own..i wish i could slap BMW's lead designer in the face for that blunder
just got em' today

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