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      04-03-2012, 02:29 AM   #23
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No experience with coilovers, but the spring rates of most coilovers are significantly higher so the shocks must be valved accordingly. However, I read great things about how the KW V1/V2/V3 or Weitec coilvers are tuned. They seem to be pretty confortable (from what I read). If I were to choose coilovers mostly for street, it would be KW or Weitec (or the cheaper AP). They are all identically tuned, but different in quality.

You can find the B12 Pro-Kit for 550EUR ex. VAT here:

http://www.tuningteiletotal.de
Ahh, didn't notice you wrote ex. VAT - the price listed on the site is incl. VAT
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      04-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #24
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New, better quality pics uploaded today in the first post replacing the smartphone ones...
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TSC - Are you still enjoying the B12 kit - any more impressions now that you have lived with them for a few months?
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I'd also like to hear some impressions now that you have had the suspension for a while.

Also.. there is a US Vendor that carries the B12 Kit

But it's popularity usually leaves it on back order
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I'm looking at this setup for the spring. Any change when you put on the non-RF summer tires?
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      12-05-2012, 09:27 PM   #28
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TSC... did you use the Bilsteins valved for UK roads? Or just the general ones?
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Decided to replace my sport suspension on my 2011 335d after 30K miles. Had Bilstein PSS10 (coilover) set up on my previous E90 - great amount of control and loved the monotube feel but the spring was pretty firm and overall most people felt the ride was too firm and stiff. Once I learned about the B12 set up it sounded right.

I was searching for a return of the solid, planted, communicative feel I enjoyed with the PSS10 set-up along with a bit quicker steering response and less sway/roll in the corners and less of a skipping sensation with chatter over bumps.

Essentially, all above desires were satisfied to an incredible degree with the B12 kit. My ride feels more athletic, composed, stable....but as well is just as if not more comfortable than with the stock sport suspension. I did not have to compromise comfort for performance --- actually gained in both areas. Very happy with this set up.
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Decided to replace my sport suspension on my 2011 335d after 30K miles. Had Bilstein PSS10 (coilover) set up on my previous E90 - great amount of control and loved the monotube feel but the spring was pretty firm and overall most people felt the ride was too firm and stiff. Once I learned about the B12 set up it sounded right.

I was searching for a return of the solid, planted, communicative feel I enjoyed with the PSS10 set-up along with a bit quicker steering response and less sway/roll in the corners and less of a skipping sensation with chatter over bumps.

Essentially, all above desires were satisfied to an incredible degree with the B12 kit. My ride feels more athletic, composed, stable....but as well is just as if not more comfortable than with the stock sport suspension. I did not have to compromise comfort for performance --- actually gained in both areas. Very happy with this set up.
I am also driving the Houston roads. How does the B12 handle the constant cracks and small bumps all over these roads vs PSS10 and stock sport suspensions? Sounds good, but want to confirm. Any downside you have found yet?
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Decided to replace my sport suspension on my 2011 335d after 30K miles. Had Bilstein PSS10 (coilover) set up on my previous E90 - great amount of control and loved the monotube feel but the spring was pretty firm and overall most people felt the ride was too firm and stiff. Once I learned about the B12 set up it sounded right.

I was searching for a return of the solid, planted, communicative feel I enjoyed with the PSS10 set-up along with a bit quicker steering response and less sway/roll in the corners and less of a skipping sensation with chatter over bumps.

Essentially, all above desires were satisfied to an incredible degree with the B12 kit. My ride feels more athletic, composed, stable....but as well is just as if not more comfortable than with the stock sport suspension. I did not have to compromise comfort for performance --- actually gained in both areas. Very happy with this set up.
I installed the B12 kit a month ago. How are you finding it after months on the road?

I am 80% there. I am still on winter run flats. Hoping that switching to my summer Michelin PSS's will soften it up just a little bit over city driving and I will be very happy.
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