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      08-11-2013, 11:23 PM   #1
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I have a 330xi and come spring time it's not gonna look like its lifted anymore. I have a staggered set up with 19x 8.5 with 265/35-19 in the front and 19x 10 with 275/30-19 in the rear. I have an idea of what I need, but I don't know exactly what I need. So far I know and I'm gonna get:
-springs that give me a nice clean fitment
-hub spacers 12mm in the front 15mm in the rear or 10mm in the front and 12mm in the rear
-m3 control arms
-m3 sway bar
-camber plates for the front for a good alignment (don't wanna have the "poke and stretch" negative camber look where you use about an inch of your tire.... I want my tire wear to be even as can be)
-rear toe control arms
-cut the bump stops, ill do koni yellows eventually or now not sure yet.

So is there anything else I have to do? What vendors or manufacturers do you think I should use? Feedback would be awesome
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I have a staggered set up with 19x 8.5 with 265/35-19 in the front and 19x 10 with 275/30-19 in the rear.
Wait, is this real?

If you're not going the coilover route then you should get shocks to pair with the sport springs.
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265/35 in front on 19s and a spacers?
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I have a staggered set up with 19x 8.5 with 265/35-19 in the front and 19x 10 with 275/30-19 in the rear.
Wait, is this real?

If you're not going the coilover route then you should get shocks to pair with the sport springs.
You think I should go with coil overs?
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You think I should go with coil overs?
Depends on what you're looking for. I have KW V1's on mine and really like them. If you get a shock/spring combo almost all of them are going to leave you with a slight reverse rake. I knew that would always bug me so I went with coils so I could set it at the exact height I wanted. I don't track my car so I didn't think there was a need for upgraded control arms, camber plates, etc. Spacers are an aesthetic mod so it depends on how you want the car to look.

Do you currently have 265/35/19 & 275/30/19's on your car? If so I would be very concerned about your transfer case since your rolling diameter is very off front to read.
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You think I should go with coil overs?
Depends on what you're looking for. I have KW V1's on mine and really like them. If you get a shock/spring combo almost all of them are going to leave you with a slight reverse rake. I knew that would always bug me so I went with coils so I could set it at the exact height I wanted. I don't track my car so I didn't think there was a need for upgraded control arms, camber plates, etc. Spacers are an aesthetic mod so it depends on how you want the car to look.

Do you currently have 265/35/19 & 275/30/19's on your car? If so I would be very concerned about your transfer case since your rolling diameter is very off front to read.
I'd like to get kw's if I can, and oh whoops I meant to say 235/65 on the front
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Get the KW V1 and forget about everything else. It'll be the best decision you'll make (in regards to your car)
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Get the KW V1 and forget about everything else. It'll be the best decision you'll make (in regards to your car)
what about v2 or v3?

are they just overkill or are there any advantages for street user/daily driver over the v1?
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Get the KW V1 and forget about everything else. It'll be the best decision you'll make (in regards to your car)
what about v2 or v3?

are they just overkill or are there any advantages for street user/daily driver over the v1?
Well they only make the V1 and V3 for the xi. If you're gonna track the car, get the V3, but if you're just gonna use them for normal day to day driving, get the V1. I have the V1s and honestly they're amazing. I don't have any experience with the V3 so I would just wait until someone with the V3 chimes in but I can say you won't be disappointed with the V1s!
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i have v3, expect a hard ride
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Well they only make the V1 and V3 for the xi. If you're gonna track the car, get the V3, but if you're just gonna use them for normal day to day driving, get the V1. I have the V1s and honestly they're amazing. I don't have any experience with the V3 so I would just wait until someone with the V3 chimes in but I can say you won't be disappointed with the V1s!
Agreed!
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Well they only make the V1 and V3 for the xi. If you're gonna track the car, get the V3, but if you're just gonna use them for normal day to day driving, get the V1. I have the V1s and honestly they're amazing. I don't have any experience with the V3 so I would just wait until someone with the V3 chimes in but I can say you won't be disappointed with the V1s!
thx.... thats what i wanted to hear
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KW also makes Street Comfort coilovers for xDrive.
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