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      09-22-2009, 01:07 PM   #1
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Best suspension for a noob.....

Hi guys, I'm fairly new to this section of the forum, and I have decided that it's about time that I put some time into researching and learning about spring/shock kits and coilovers.

I'm looking to lower my car but don't want the stiff ride like some people have described. I have a E90 335, and will not go to the tracks often, maybe a couple times just to try it out. I will however be hitting the drag strips a lot more often.

I plan on getting rims as well, possibly 19's (of course have a different set for the strip). I don't want it to rub, or roll the fenders, but I want it as AGGRESSIVE as possible without doing the above.

I really would like your guys' help and input on deciding on a set of upgraded suspension.

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The FK Silverline X+ and FK Konigsport kits offer an extremely comfortable ride while being able to go extremely low. Both are height and dampening adjustable with Koni shock bodies. Both kits are extremely good for a street setup and allow a wide range of lowering while retaining a very comfortable ride quality.

We have them available here on the website for your application:

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Look into the H&R Cup Kits or the Eibach Pro Kit/FSD Combo. These are both spring and shock replacements that will upgrade the handling and lower the car without being too aggressive for daily use. You can do the H&R Touring Kit which equips the Sport Springs with matched shocks for a more subtle upgrade. If you want something even more aggressive, H&R offers the Sport Cup Kit which matches the Race Springs to shocks for a lower and stiffer ride. We have had success with all 3 options, it really depends on what you are looking as far as handling and comfort.
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FWIW, I've heard amazing things about the FSDs. For me, I've decided to go with a coilover kit. Which one though.... I don't know
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Thanks for all the suggestions and inputs so far, keep 'em coming!

It's always educational when hearing from actual members who have had personal experiences with different suspensions.
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Thanks for all the suggestions and inputs so far, keep 'em coming!

It's always educational when hearing from actual members who have had personal experiences with different suspensions.
I'm going from Eibach Pro-kit/Koni FSD to FK Silverline X with M3 rear camber link conversion and TCK M3 rear dampers. Will keep you posted!
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^^ Is that setup better for the track? I don't plan on tracking the car but maybe once or twice, so I don't need a hardcore suspension setup.

Definitely keep me posted though!
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