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      03-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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Koni/HR setup on my '08 335xi sedan & Pics from Hooked on Driving event!!

I posted this in the main forum but figured I'd put it in here with my XI brethren.

Had Koni Yellow Sports and H&R Sport springs installed on my 08 335xi Sedan last week. Like others have posted... the rear appears lower than the front. All four jack points are equal distance from the ground though.

Hooked on Driving Sears Point Event & My Tiag Silver 08 335xi sedan.

The rears actually seem to have come up a bit after a day at the track yesterday. I like the setup.

I will ponder doing something about the rake. Open to suggestions (eibach in rear??). I also know I'm on stock rims but I actually like them... wish they were 18's. I won't switch wheels until my tires are done.

I took it out to Sears Point yesterday for the Hooked on Driving event. Epic day. Drove the track. Learned a TON. Saw beautiful cars all day. Rode with a couple pro's (insane e46 M3 ride...hardcore driver and car).

I highly recommend trying Hooked on Driving at least once. It's an awesome program... highly professional, fun, safe, educational and no ego's or snobbery. Just a bunch of people in their cars having fun and learning how to drive fast and safe around a world class race track.

I will be adding more pics. I also opted for a session with a multi-camera HD setup with GPS and telemetry on my car. I'll get full edited DVD's with my speed, lap time, G force, sound, multi view (passenger side outside door view of apex/turns, roof view and rear camera). STOKED to have a keepsake from the event.
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      03-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Looks like a lot of fun! I love the baby blue and orange Aston Martin.

Post up the video when you get it!
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That Aston Martin was sick. Love the Sunaco old school 917? Porsche colors. The exhaust was wicked.

Pure bliss out there. Well run event.

I have the video of those cars rolling out to the track on my SD card at home. Will upload it and post. .

My own video may it may not be posted depending on how embarrassing it is.
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I'm not sure what you can do about the rake. When I was researching suspension options all of the shock spring combos seemed to have just an ever so slight rake. I ended up going with KW V1's so I could set it where I wanted. Personally, if I went with shocks and springs I knew it would bug me every time I looked at my car and it still had a slight rake.

I haven't heard of anyone mixing springs, but it's an interesting thought. It seems like eibach would be the way to go in the rear to even out the stance, but it's hard to know what it'll look like until they're on. Maybe you could see if someone on here could measure fender to ground/hub on their eibach setup and then compare it to your fronts. Also, I'm not sure how it would impact handling if you mix and match springs. Just a thought...
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Thanks Zip! I'm not overly concerned. It rides great and I have stressed on it for months so I am gonna enjoy it for now. Appreciate the input!!
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I was searching for an hour looking for a picture of a e90 w/ the same wheels I have lowered, couldn't find one so I quit. Looked at this and found exactly what I was looking for!

I think it looks great w/ the stock wheels. Thanks for the post!

You using any spacers?
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Right on! Yeah....don't see them too much. Style 159's I believe.

I have 10mm front and 12mm rear I believe. BMS spacers.
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Right on! Yeah....don't see them too much. Style 159's I believe.

I have 10mm front and 12mm rear I believe. BMS spacers.
fantastic! this is the route I'll be going. Thanks for the reply
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fantastic! this is the route I'll be going. Thanks for the reply
In hindsight I wish I'd gone with 15mm in the rear. Although now that I'm lowered and have some camber sticking out i'm ok with this setup. 2-3mm difference is hardly noticeable.

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In hindsight I wish I'd gone with 15mm in the rear. Although now that I'm lowered and have some camber sticking out i'm ok with this setup. 2-3mm difference is hardly noticeable.

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so you would still do 10mm in the front? or have it 12mm front 15mm back?
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I'd do 10 front based on how it looks now. 15 rear.

Email jason at BMS...he is good at advice and telling you whats a good setup for sure.
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