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      10-09-2012, 02:09 PM   #23
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Is this b12 suspension much different to say eibachs stainless steel coils or what I have, BC racing ones apart from a different brand and its construction?. I'm just interested to know why some go for these over others... Bit of a hit and miss I guess as the same could be asked for why one chooses kenco over Nescafé but keen to know of any major differences and people's line of thinking behind these??

The car looks great OP and so much better without that 4x4 gap.
Thanks I love it now. The car is totaly transformed.

I read through a lot of old threads and the B12 kit kept coming up. Seems to be a fairly well tried bit of kit and I didnt want to risk it. Ive had Eibachs before and found them to be very good. Bilstein are a well known brand so seemed a bit of a no brainer for me. Its a bit of a safe choice i guess but I didnt want to have yet another set fitted!
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      10-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #24
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Ah ok, that's a fair point! Glad it's gone smoothly, enjoy the drop and get it aligned soon! I also have RFTs and didn't mind premature wear of tyres but thought plenty of tread left so why waste money. I'll get new 'shoes' next year and have them wrapped in normal tyres so make the most of the RFTs now
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      10-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #25
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Will get it on a hunter asap. One of many problems with runflats is the lack of grip in the damp!
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      10-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #26
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This is really good because I have a 08 325i E92 SE, also with 230s on and run flats (for now).

The drop you have achieved is exactly what I'm after so many thanks for posting the pics. What I'm keen to know though is the ride quality. Is this kit springs only or springs and dampers? And how is the initial damping over small bumps? At high speeds, the damping over the initial 2-3" of travel is what really let's mine down. The car can shift on the road considerably when going over expansion joints on roundabouts etc. That's what I'd like to solve, along with the ride height.

What are your thoughts?
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This is really good because I have a 08 325i E92 SE, also with 230s on and run flats (for now).

The drop you have achieved is exactly what I'm after so many thanks for posting the pics. What I'm keen to know though is the ride quality. Is this kit springs only or springs and dampers? And how is the initial damping over small bumps? At high speeds, the damping over the initial 2-3" of travel is what really let's mine down. The car can shift on the road considerably when going over expansion joints on roundabouts etc. That's what I'd like to solve, along with the ride height.

What are your thoughts?
The B12 kit is Eibach Pro springs with Bilstein B8 sprint dampers.
The ride quality over a bumpy B road isnt as comfortable as the SE, but it doesnt bounce and wallow down the road like it used to. It is firm and would feel better with normal tyres on. It doesnt crash over bumps like an M Sport would do though. Turn in is sharp and high speed cornering is amazing. Ive now got so much more confidence when driving the car quickly.

Go for it, its well worth it
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      10-27-2012, 03:58 AM   #28
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Got my 4 wheel alignement done last week. Went through align my car and it came up with Just Car Clinic in Banbury. Took over an hour and a half to get it spot on and cost.............£49! Bargain. The guy who did it was very keen and i spent most of the time under my car chatting with him. Recommended
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Result alignment is much more about the man than the machine IMO. If you've got someone who's either interested or capable, or both, you'll get a much better job.
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Result alignment is much more about the man than the machine IMO. If you've got someone who's either interested or capable, or both, you'll get a much better job.
I agree. Watching it being done was fasinating. It needs flair and passion. You have to allow for camber and our crap roads! Getting it all dead center is not always the right way!
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      10-28-2012, 05:31 AM   #31
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Have you got spacers on yours Dan?
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Have you got spacers on yours Dan?
No its standard at the moment
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i had b12 kit fitted,had 3 alignments but still not happy.Were weights used during alignment and were standerd or m sport settings used?
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i had b12 kit fitted,had 3 alignments but still not happy.Were weights used during alignment and were standerd or m sport settings used?
The hunter machine is just lasers and reflective panels that attach to your wheels. I'm not sure if ther are different settings for m sport, my car is lower than m sport anyway. Are you sure your dampers are not damaged? After 3 alignments something must be wrong?! Might be worth contacting Bilstein

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You have lowered the car and NOT done an alignment?

Your mechanic needs a kick in the fanny.

This will be all over the place, probably all toe'ed outwards.

Urgent job IMO.


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On a Hunter machine you have to tell it which car you want to setup, and that includes different models/suspension types.
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On a Hunter machine you have to tell it which car you want to setup, and that includes different models/suspension types.
Guess he must have used m sport settings then. What ever he did it worked
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were weights used?i'd like to give just car clinic a try,and hope its the same guy that done yours,do you have his name?
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were weights used?i'd like to give just car clinic a try,and hope its the same guy that done yours,do you have his name?
I didn't see any weights being used, just spanners to adjust the suspension. I'm afraid I don't have his name, sorry.
If it doesn't feel better after four alignments then I think you need to get Bilstein to have a look at it
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Thanks for posting this, car looks fantastic. Now have me wanting to invest in a B12 kit!!
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Yeah I love it. The car feels so much better than before
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Man there some good deals going on B12 at the moment.

I really keen on it but I also have SE suspension and 17' RFT. Not sure if its going to bang me around too much.

That being said my stock suspension is bad at...everything!

Any more long term usage comments?
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I have driven it on 17"non run flat winters, 19" run flats and now 19" non run flats. I don't think you will have any problems on 17" run flats. Still loving the look and handling plus the comfort is good on my 19s
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