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      01-13-2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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putting sport suspension on an xi model??

Ive done some searching and can't seem to find it. All I have learned is that the xi models do not come with sport suspension. My question is can you put the sport suspension on an xi model?? (i have an 08 328xi).
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      01-13-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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Hi

There is a sub-forum for XI-owners with all the info you'll need

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Try these links:
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...+328xi+lowered
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I have an 07 328xi E90 and it has the sports suspension. One question: About how long does it last, or when should I expect replacing the shocks/struts/springs? I have ~82K & 3 bent rims due to the wonderful PA roads.
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I have an 07 328xi E90 and it has the sports suspension. One question: About how long does it last, or when should I expect replacing the shocks/struts/springs? I have ~82K & 3 bent rims due to the wonderful PA roads.
I dont think you have sports suspension
After 82k miles with 3 bent rims, Id be changing the struts and wheels sooner than later
Your sports package may have size 18 wheels. Maybe consider 17s? Much more meat in the tires.
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I dont think you have sports suspension
After 82k miles with 3 bent rims, Id be changing the struts and wheels sooner than later
Your sports package may have size 18 wheels. Maybe consider 17s? Much more meat in the tires.
Its defiantly has the sports package, it was a $1,200 option, just checked the original window sticker as I was curious. I tried to attach. I was luckily suckered into purchasing the wheel and tire replacement when I bought it CPO 3 years ago so I have just about re-cooped all my $$ @ ~350+ per rim. You recommend just the struts. OEM or an aftermarket Bilstein type?
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Its defiantly has the sports package, it was a $1,200 option, just checked the original window sticker as I was curious. I tried to attach. I was luckily suckered into purchasing the wheel and tire replacement when I bought it CPO 3 years ago so I have just about re-cooped all my $$ @ ~350+ per rim. You recommend just the struts. OEM or an aftermarket Bilstein type?
It has the sport package, but on an XI, it does not include sport suspension.
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It has the sport package, but on an XI, it does not include sport suspension.
ahh yes, thank you for the clarification. always appreciate the input.
A previous post recommend just the struts. OEM or an aftermarket Bilstein type? Springs & Shocks?
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ahh yes, thank you for the clarification. always appreciate the input.
A previous post recommend just the struts. OEM or an aftermarket Bilstein type? Springs & Shocks?
depends on what you would like.

OEM Struts - well, oem ride
aftermarket struts - different handling
springs/strut - lowered ride, different handling

I have the Eibach/Koni combo, love it. The lowered ride sure doesnt help with the snow though.

I should sell the OEMs I got laying around. Not planning on putting them back on.
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