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      06-08-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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ride quality 2011 vs 2010?

I recently purchased a cpo 2010 335i coupe with the sports package, I took the car into the dealership to have the stupid seatbelt butler fixed (if it doesnt work now I am just going to disable it) Any way, the loaner they gave me was a 2011 335i sedan sports pkg... The ride seems to be signifigantly smoother than my car (only 15k miles on my coupe) I was curious was the difference might be between the two years hardware wise, coupe vs sedan, year, or maybe even tires?? I searched and didn't find what I wanted so I was hoping some one with more knowledge could shed some light.

I heard that the LCI has different dampners that are better suited for the RFT -- are the bridgestones that bad?

Thanks for the input!
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I had a 2008 335 e92 and when I switch over to the 2011 e92, the difference was night and day. Dampers are now made by Sachs for the LCI (both sedan and coupe) and yes the suspension is much much better at absorbing bumps etc. Ditching RFTs will make a difference on the pre-lci but not as much of difference as with LCI suspension.

There are many guys switching to coilovers (for height adj, track etc) so check in the used section and I'm sure OEM Lci suspension will show up.
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I had a 2008 335 e92 and when I switch over to the 2011 e92, the difference was night and day. Dampers are now made by Sachs for the LCI (both sedan and coupe) and yes the suspension is much much better at absorbing bumps etc. Ditching RFTs will make a difference on the pre-lci but not as much of difference as with LCI suspension.

There are many guys switching to coilovers (for height adj, track etc) so check in the used section and I'm sure OEM Lci suspension will show up.
Thanks for confirming that! Im thinking my mod plans just switched from power to suspension...
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