E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > All-Wheel-Drive (Xi / xDrive) Talk > KWv3s plus installed...



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
ArticMetal335Xi
New Member
 
Drives: 08 335Xi manual, sports pak
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

So, I joined this site almost a year ago I was excited to show off my car! (youll see why that didnt happen in a sec) I was then blown away with all the different looks everyone had and so tucked my tail tween my legs and bought some time to save up and then finally show her off!
I didnt know how bad she was sitting because I'm not an expert but only an avid car lover. (see below to see what I mean) and so after I was referred by a friend to Solo Motorsports in Atlanta and Tony graciously made fun of my stance by stating "we dont work on SUVs"... I knew something had to be done.
I did my homework, read reviews on here, talked to Boris and Tony some more, (at Solo) and decided to go for it..KWv3s for my 08 Xi Coupe..

As everyone has said, the floating feeling over 80 mph, the 4x4 look were all deterrents that I was starting to notice. I've had them, the KWv3s, on for about a month now and the difference is night and day. I'm more planted to the ground, absolutely no floating feeling oh and now shes soo pretty..it is however more harsh but not anything to cry over. I slow down on bumps anyhow so I am very happy with it. (oh and yes, thats practically four fingers tween the front wheel gap..I also replaced the back bumper, got angel eyes, and painted the kidneys)
And without further ado.....here are the before pics, followed by after pics
Attached Images
              
ArticMetal335Xi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
ArticMetal335Xi
New Member
 
Drives: 08 335Xi manual, sports pak
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Oh and tire specs are:

19x9 ET 35--245/35
19x10 ET 38--275/30
ArticMetal335Xi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
Slops
Major General
 
Slops's Avatar
 
Drives: 2005 C55 AMG
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Oxford

Posts: 5,299
iTrader: (2)

Wow looks great!
Slops is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
ArticMetal335Xi
New Member
 
Drives: 08 335Xi manual, sports pak
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slops
Wow looks great!
Thanks!
__________________
ArticMetal335Xi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
Dys
Private
 
Drives: 2008 e92 335xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Philly

Posts: 51
iTrader: (0)

The difference is night and day. Looks great. Shows that all it takes is a drop and wheels to transform a car. Only thing I would recommend is a spacer in the rear, between 5-10mm (though you might need a fender roll if you do that). The front fitment is perfect, just need a little more flush on the rear.
Dys is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 02:39 AM   #6
Amini77
Brigadier General
 
Amini77's Avatar
 
Drives: SGM E90 330xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tarzana, CA

Posts: 4,449
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 330XI  [3.75]
Looks soooo much better! +1 on the spacers! I just got KW V1's and spacers are my next mod
__________________

instagram: amini77
| KW V1 | LCI rear | 359m Style | Ventus V12 | AA Stage 2 | Gruppe M | Remus | Mtech Rear | M3 Front |
Amini77 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 02:41 AM   #7
Sean@PYSpeed.com
Major General
 
Sean@PYSpeed.com's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 AW E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 8,956
iTrader: (22)

Send a message via AIM to Sean@PYSpeed.com
SWEET!
Sean@PYSpeed.com is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 05:30 AM   #8
fresh_LA
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 E92 SG 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 364
iTrader: (4)

Car looks great, KW V3's are on my list also, can't wait!
fresh_LA is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 09:27 AM   #9
Jeffman
First Lieutenant
 
Jeffman's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi E90
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere in America

Posts: 372
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Excellent! What spacers do you have?
Jeffman is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #10
azn_ignite
Private
 
Drives: E90 330XI
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kelowna

Posts: 50
iTrader: (0)

looks good!! i cant wait to do coils
azn_ignite is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #11
ArticMetal335Xi
New Member
 
Drives: 08 335Xi manual, sports pak
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dys View Post
The difference is night and day. Looks great. Shows that all it takes is a drop and wheels to transform a car. Only thing I would recommend is a spacer in the rear, between 5-10mm (though you might need a fender roll if you do that). The front fitment is perfect, just need a little more flush on the rear.
Thanks - was trying to stay away from rolling the fender if I can avoid it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amini77 View Post
Looks soooo much better! +1 on the spacers! I just got KW V1's and spacers are my next mod
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean@PYSpeed.com View Post
SWEET!
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by fresh_LA View Post
Car looks great, KW V3's are on my list also, can't wait!
Thanks - lil pricey but I didn't want to worry about it ever again so I did the V3s..

Quote:
Originally Posted by JHR View Post
Excellent! What spacers do you have?
Thanks! - no spacers...yet...

Quote:
Originally Posted by azn_ignite View Post
looks good!! i cant wait to do coils
Thanks for the good words folks..
ArticMetal335Xi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #12
DLam
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 E92 335i X-Drive
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Falls Church, VA

Posts: 511
iTrader: (16)

nice drop
__________________
| 2009 E92 335i | X Drive | Space Gray | Coral Red |

OEF Veteran
DLam is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 11:56 PM   #13
giaolong
Second Lieutenant
 
giaolong's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335xi, Genesis, IS300
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Posts: 271
iTrader: (2)

Yea i have to say 335xi suspension is a joke when it named BMW....
I lowered KW v1 and love every minute of it when i take it for a drive.


U can use a little spacer in the rear though.
Love the wheels


A 10mm spacer in the rear and an OEM front lip will set it perfect.
__________________
09 BMW 335xi e92
-KW-M6 Wheels-Toyo-Mtech-RSD-
giaolong is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
ArticMetal335Xi
New Member
 
Drives: 08 335Xi manual, sports pak
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DLam
nice drop
Thanks !!
__________________
ArticMetal335Xi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #15
ArticMetal335Xi
New Member
 
Drives: 08 335Xi manual, sports pak
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by giaolong
Yea i have to say 335xi suspension is a joke when it named BMW....
I lowered KW v1 and love every minute of it when i take it for a drive.


U can use a little spacer in the rear though.
Love the wheels


A 10mm spacer in the rear and an OEM front lip will set it perfect.
Thanks. I had no idea about spacers before but looked into it after all the comments.....I'll have to add it to the list of next mods..
__________________
ArticMetal335Xi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #16
itrocks4u
Captain
 
Drives: 2011 328i xdrive
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto

Posts: 854
iTrader: (2)

It's amazing what peer pressure makes a man do.

Car looks great!
itrocks4u is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #17
yamazaho
Wang D.D.S.
 
yamazaho's Avatar
 
Drives: 08' E70 X5, 12' E92 335is
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 6,873
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2006 325i  [3.88]
Send a message via MSN to yamazaho
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArticMetal335Xi View Post
Thanks. I had no idea about spacers before but looked into it after all the comments.....I'll have to add it to the list of next mods..
Looks nice, congrats.

If you run some 265/30 Hankook, Nitto or Toyo, you should be able to fit a 10mm without any mods.
__________________
yamazaho is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      01-24-2013, 02:19 PM   #18
ECSTuning
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
ECSTuning's Avatar
 
Drives: Independent Tuning Specialists
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio

Posts: 4,284
iTrader: (18)

Send a message via AIM to ECSTuning
Looks great
__________________

Have questions? Need answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
sales@ecstuning.com | customerservice@ecstuning.com
Customer Service Hours: M - F 8:00am - 8:00pm EST | Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
Sales Team Hours: M - F 8:00am - 11:00pm EST | Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
Do you love surveys? Click HERE to take our Customer Satisfaction Survey!
ECSTuning is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-26-2013, 11:34 AM   #19
zipstic
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 e92 335xi
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minneapolis

Posts: 465
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Looks great! I was in the same situation as you with my 08 335xi and went with KW V1's.

What angel eyes did you go with?

Don't forget to get some painted reflectors and paint your lower grille black
__________________
zipstic is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-28-2013, 01:21 PM   #20
ArticMetal335Xi
New Member
 
Drives: 08 335Xi manual, sports pak
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Thanks everyone.

I went with city lights for the Angel eyes...at least thats what the order receipts says...

10mm spacers have been added to next list of items def...
__________________
ArticMetal335Xi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-03-2013, 10:06 PM   #21
skyw4lker808
Private
 
skyw4lker808's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 335i xdrive msport
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Posts: 83
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I had always heard that on the xi's that you couldn't go with the 245's up front, I guess that isn't the case after seeing what you have going on. Absolutely beautiful setup by the way, I really love it!

Major question, what is the effect on the understeer? Do the coilovers do a good job of cutting out the oversteer to a strong degree?
skyw4lker808 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-06-2013, 05:24 PM   #22
Ferg
Master of my own domain!!
 
Ferg's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 XI
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tacoma, WA

Posts: 579
iTrader: (0)

Be careful with the spacers extending out if you're not rubbing, count your blessings. Had Breyton GTS 20"s put on (lowevered on KWv3s) and I had to roll and trim the fenders for the flush look, not worth all the trouble. Still rub on certain drops in the road.
__________________
Ferg is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
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 04:41 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