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      03-09-2018, 04:51 PM   #1
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KW v1 or ST coilovers at max ride height

Does anyone have first hand experience with KW v1 or ST coilovers at max ride height? I was going to buy the B12 kit but given the backorder status, I'm exploring other options close to the same price point. Interested in the ride quality and balance with the 2 options I mentioned at or near their max ride height which appears to be just over .5 inch lower than stock

I searched, though it's admittedly difficult when searching for a 2 letter word like KW or ST
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      03-10-2018, 03:13 PM   #2
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Here you go. My car is a bit dirty, but figured I'd take quick photo to help you out. My car is on ST coilovers set to the highest setting.
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Looks great. What are your thoughts on the ride quality and balance of the ST's?
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      03-10-2018, 06:29 PM   #4
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the kw v1 are one of the best mods i did on my car i went almost full low in front and half in the back

way less bouncier than the shitty x drive suspension i had and more comfortable tbh too

absorbs the bumps even better and wayyy more fun in the corners !

now i just hope they wont leak soon cause of montreal potholes...
i heard horror stories so im cautious
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Looks great. What are your thoughts on the ride quality and balance of the ST's?
I think the car rides great. Much better than how the stock suspension felt.
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      03-13-2018, 07:51 AM   #6
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Here you go. My car is a bit dirty, but figured I'd take quick photo to help you out. My car is on ST coilovers set to the highest setting.
what size wheels do you have?
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      03-13-2018, 10:14 AM   #7
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I'm on KW V1 and had KW V2 on my other 335i. They both felt much better overall between comfort, ride quality and handling.
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I came from stock to ST lowered 1/2 inch all the way around, using OEM 189 wheels with non run flat 235/45 square set up. Had a bit of rubbing up front wheel wells at full lock, 45 are tall tires but fills the gap and rides great over the NJ pot holes. My next set will be 40ies
Car is much more planted around the corners and at speeds (slightly LOL) in excess of the NJ speed limits. Hope this helps
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what size wheels do you have?
18x8.5 square setup.
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      04-07-2018, 12:16 AM   #10
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I came from stock to ST lowered 1/2 inch all the way around, using OEM 189 wheels with non run flat 235/45 square set up. Had a bit of rubbing up front wheel wells at full lock, 45 are tall tires but fills the gap and rides great over the NJ pot holes. My next set will be 40ies
Car is much more planted around the corners and at speeds (slightly LOL) in excess of the NJ speed limits. Hope this helps
New to coilovers, planning on getting either kw or ST, if im running it with the highest setting, do i need endlinks?
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