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      03-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #23
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Has anyone had any problems with cv boots or other components after installing coil overs I'm think kw v1 for my 08 335xi e90 ? Any problems I have 19" avant grade M310 for summer and stock sport 18" with blizzack for winter ...
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      03-25-2013, 07:25 AM   #24
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Has anyone had any problems with their AWD functionality when changing the rolling diameter of the tire/wheels? Do the sensors need to re calibrated? I drive an E90 M3 (it's for sale) but my wife drives an '11 E90 335i x drive. I'm just curious about x drive issues when changing out tires and wheels.

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Has anyone had any problems with their AWD functionality when changing the rolling diameter of the tire/wheels? Do the sensors need to re calibrated? I drive an E90 M3 (it's for sale) but my wife drives an '11 E90 335i x drive. I'm just curious about x drive issues when changing out tires and wheels.

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Yes. You need to keep the rolling diameter difference under 1%.

My setup is:

19x8.5 et 35 235/35/19
19x9.5 et 35 275/30/19

The overall rolling diameter difference is almost indiscernible. .1% difference.

You could say run a 265/30/19 but that elevates the difference to a .8%, uneven tire wear could tip you over that 1% threshold with this setup. IMO

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Has anyone had any problems with their AWD functionality when changing the rolling diameter of the tire/wheels? Do the sensors need to re calibrated? I drive an E90 M3 (it's for sale) but my wife drives an '11 E90 335i x drive. I'm just curious about x drive issues when changing out tires and wheels.

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Yes. You need to keep the rolling diameter difference under 1%.

My setup is:

19x8.5 et 35 235/35/19
19x9.5 et 35 275/30/19

The overall rolling diameter difference is almost indiscernible. .1% difference.

You could say run a 265/30/19 but that elevates the difference to a .8%, uneven tire wear could tip you over that 1% threshold with this setup. IMO

FYI Use this site:
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Best tire calculator ever.
I appreciate your help...!

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thats the perfect drop! why is that some guys with KW V1 can't go that low but you can? you have no gap with 4 threads to spare in the front, while others with V1 all the way down have a finger gap!

Its confusing me on wether to go for v1 or H&R, im going in circles here
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thats the perfect drop! why is that some guys with KW V1 can't go that low but you can? you have no gap with 4 threads to spare in the front, while others with V1 all the way down have a finger gap!

Its confusing me on wether to go for v1 or H&R, im going in circles here
my 2cents. go with KW v1 i got them on mine and i do not regret them a single bit, and i can still go lower on them alot more im just comfortable with the setup for now
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Hi All,
I just got my 2007 328xi lowered with Bilstein sport suspension and H&R springs. I have 18x8 wheels, 225/40 tires, 12mm spacer in the front and 15 mm spacer in the back. The car was lowered 1.2" in the front and 1.3" in the back, but there is still a pretty big gap up front, although its a lot better than before.

Anyway, I was just looking for suggestions on closing the front gap. Should I have gotten coilovers for the front? I could maybe try to exchange/sell the front shocks/springs back used since I just got them installed yesterday. Or, maybe I just have the wrong rims/tires for this car.

I've read that lowering the car more than 1.2" in the front you run into driveability problems, etc. Is that true? I live in the Boston area, so the roads suck.

Thanks in advance for the help. I've attached a picture of my car after being lowered on the above mentioned setup.

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Hye phozenstone what tire dimensions are you running?
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I just got my 2007 328xi lowered with Bilstein sport suspension and H&R springs. I have 18x8 wheels, 225/40 tires, 12mm spacer in the front and 15 mm spacer in the back. The car was lowered 1.2" in the front and 1.3" in the back, but there is still a pretty big gap up front, although its a lot better than before.

Anyway, I was just looking for suggestions on closing the front gap. Should I have gotten coilovers for the front? I could maybe try to exchange/sell the front shocks/springs back used since I just got them installed yesterday. Or, maybe I just have the wrong rims/tires for this car.

I've read that lowering the car more than 1.2" in the front you run into driveability problems, etc. Is that true? I live in the Boston area, so the roads suck.

Thanks in advance for the help. I've attached a picture of my car after being lowered on the above mentioned setup.

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Coilovers are your best bet to go lower and more stiff for crappy roads.
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235/35/19 front and 265/30/19 rear. Goodyear F1 Asymmetrics
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I just put my KW V1s on this past weekend and will throw up some pics after it stops raining and I get out and do a shoot.

How long has it taken for the suspension to "settle"? I have 6 threads left and it isn't that close to Cuba's with 4 left...
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I just put my KW V1s on this past weekend and will throw up some pics after it stops raining and I get out and do a shoot.

How long has it taken for the suspension to "settle"? I have 6 threads left and it isn't that close to Cuba's with 4 left...
I want to see some kw1's dropped all the way. Wish there was something better to go lower besides custom.
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I don't think you can go all the way without scraping. Here's where my fronts are set and see the pics above to see drop. The front is pretty low already

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Lowered on kw v1s with 7 threads in the front. About half in the back. Will take new pictures lowered all the way when I get the wheels back from refinishing.
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Lowered on kw v1s with 7 threads in the front. About half in the back. Will take new pictures lowered all the way when I get the wheels back from refinishing.
Looking forward to that pic.
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