E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Technical Forum > KONI STRT Suspension Kits for 335i



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
15

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Over there


Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

KONI STRT Suspension Kits for 335i

Anyone know anything about these shocks / springs from KONI STRT range.

KONI STR.T Street Performance Kit
Lowers car by: Front - 50mm / Rear: 25mm

Car fitment
BMW 3-Series E90/91/92/93 Coupe (E92) 320i, 325i, 330i, 335i, 320d, 325d, 330d From Years: 06>12

Was 456, now 387. Seems quite cheap from europerformance. I mean some H&R springs only is like 210ish+,

Was going down the springs only route but think in the long run doing it properly is better.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
15

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Over there


Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

Nooo one? Seems to be different shocks than the standard Koni yellow FSD ones.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
Phil325i
Major
United Kingdom
13

 
Phil325i's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 325i MSport Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK South East


Posts: 1,161
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by sylonien View Post
Nooo one? Seems to be different shocks than the standard Koni yellow FSD ones.
Main difference is that KONI yellows (Sport) have the facility for external damping adjustment, whereas the STR.T's have no adjustment.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
doughboy
Major General
United Kingdom
82

 
doughboy's Avatar
 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK


Posts: 6,375
iTrader: (2)

Seems a good price, but 50mm is a HUGE drop on the front.

I dropped mine 20mm over M sport, and it looks pretty darn low, and it catches on curbs, speed bumps. multistorey ramps etc.
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2012, 06:30 AM   #5
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
15

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Over there


Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

I have SE 335i, is that suspension different to M sport cause the front gap is MASSIVE at the moment that's why I'm thinking of that drop.

I don't need adjustment, but hoping that the ride wont' be hard though. Anyone know about that?
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2012, 07:20 AM   #6
Phil325i
Major
United Kingdom
13

 
Phil325i's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 325i MSport Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK South East


Posts: 1,161
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by sylonien View Post
I don't need adjustment, but hoping that the ride wont' be hard though. Anyone know about that?
Lowering will inevitably increase ride stiffness. Have you thought about KONI FSDs?

http://www.koni.com/190.html

They are designed to give a softish ride while firming up in the corners. They generally work well with Eibach springs...
__________________
E92 pre-LCI 325i - Ohlins R&T; H&R spacers; M3 strut brace; Meyle HD droplinks; BMS clutch stop; BMS CDV; RE g/box mounts; Saikoumichi OCC; K&N; Cyba scoops; BMW Perf Exhaust; M3 rear spoiler; M3 white dash LEDs; LED Angels; BMW Perf black grille; CSL reps; SSDD carbon diffuser; Monster Wrap black roof
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
Kerr
Brigadier General
Scotland
44

 
Drives: 08' 335i Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Aberdeen


Posts: 3,700
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sylonien View Post
I have SE 335i, is that suspension different to M sport cause the front gap is MASSIVE at the moment that's why I'm thinking of that drop.

I don't need adjustment, but hoping that the ride wont' be hard though. Anyone know about that?
Unlikely.

All E92 335i have sport suspension unless the original buyer deleted the option.

2" is a big drop.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #8
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
15

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Over there


Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

I will measure the gap tomorrow and show you guys.

Ah but the fsd costs a lot more and eibach springs?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2012, 07:19 PM   #9
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
15

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Over there


Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

Still haven't measure it yet, sorry but the SE 335i gap looks massive with the stock 18" (which I want to keep), quite like the look of them. didnt like them before but got use to them now.

Front



Rear

Appreciate 0
      09-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
Josh1a1h
Banned
United Kingdom
51

 
Drives: AzuriteBlack 335i E92
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central North to West London


Posts: 3,836
iTrader: (2)

I,was looking at this kit too! Seems like a solid option, but I was not going to run other springs... I was just going to use what they came with.

Did you bite the bullet in the end bud?
Appreciate 0
      09-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
15

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Over there


Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

I haven't bit the bullet yet. Still thinking koni or H&R Cup kit, very similar price...
Appreciate 0
      09-16-2012, 03:21 AM   #12
E92Dan
Captain
9

 
E92Dan's Avatar
 
Drives: 330d
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: northampton


Posts: 614
iTrader: (0)

They do seem very cheap. My SE has about the same wheel arch gap as yours
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2012, 05:05 AM   #13
pretendporsche
Private
United Kingdom
2

 
pretendporsche's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche 964 C2, 2005 E90 330i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: South England


Posts: 88
iTrader: (0)

Any update on this?

I am too debating the same kits str-t or cup, koni kit appears to use h&r springs anyway, makes me wonder how different the kit actually is.
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2012, 06:43 AM   #14
A_P
Lieutenant Colonel
United Kingdom
20

 
Drives: E46 M3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South East


Posts: 1,698
iTrader: (0)

Whats with the masking tape?
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #15
Greg330
Captain
11

 
Greg330's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Coast


Posts: 807
iTrader: (0)

Looks like a good buy, I'm not overly enjoying my H&R springs on std shocks. This could be a good alternative as I do love the front end being so low!!
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2012, 07:15 AM   #16
sylonien
Major
United Kingdom
15

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Over there


Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

Hi people,

very sorry been off the forum for ages, lots of things happening. The latest news is that I'm moving on with my 335i... Not going to happen with the suspension now.

The masking tape was to hold the side in for a bit, couldn't be bothered to fit the screws back on while I took the lower front grille off to paint in black. Needed to drive the car still so quickly popped the bumper back on minus the screws next to the headlights.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST