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      01-06-2006, 10:15 PM   #1
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Best Coilovers for E90

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anybody has installed coilovers to their e90?
I'm planning to install one and was wondering what brand is the best and where possibly online can I get it?
I have a list of mods planned, coilovers, rear deck spoiler, hamman front spoiler and eisenmann eshaust. Will post pics within this month after I'm done.
Can you help me out regarding the coilovers.Thanks
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      01-07-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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Bilstein PSS9 is the best money can buy but it's expensive so I went for Bilstein B12 tuning kit.
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      01-07-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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Hey RD Sport,
Is that coilover a Universal coilover or is it really for the E90?Do you have to cut anything to fit or it fits properly without some mods?Did you bought it online?Do you have some pics of installation?Thanks man
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      01-07-2006, 11:39 AM   #4
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Hey RD Sport,
Is that coilover a Universal coilover or is it really for the E90?Do you have to cut anything to fit or it fits properly without some mods?Did you bought it online?Do you have some pics of installation?Thanks man
The Bilstein PSS9 has a set exactly made for E90. You don't have to cut anything to make it fit properly. I didn't buy it because of the price. I bought a set of Bilstein B12 tuning kit which includes springs with match sport shocks.

The Bilstein PSS9 coilover kit's article number is GM5-C051 or you can visit www.bilstein.de for more infos.
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The Bilstein PSS9 has a set exactly made for E90. You don't have to cut anything to make it fit properly. I didn't buy it because of the price. I bought a set of Bilstein B12 tuning kit which includes springs with match sport shocks.

The Bilstein PSS9 coilover kit's article number is GM5-C051 or you can visit www.bilstein.de for more infos.
How much did they cost ?
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      01-11-2006, 11:22 PM   #6
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How much did they cost ?
Did you mean my B12 kit or the PSS9 kit?
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      01-12-2006, 07:32 AM   #7
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      01-12-2006, 08:00 AM   #8
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Well, I am based in Hong Kong so prices may be different compared with your place.

My B12 kit was around US$730 excluding installation
The PSS9 coilover kit that I originally wanted (too expensive so I chose B12 at the end) is around US$1670 excluding installation

Hope this helps
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Do you like them were they worth it ?
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Yeah, I like my B12 tuning kit. It's bang for the buck IMO. Lowering springs with matched sport shock and only cost US$730.

Performance wise, it's a big improvement. It used to be abit bouncy on stock suspension and now it gives me much more confidence in corners. It's like riding on road rail now (maybe my wheel and tires also contribute to that)

It's stiffer than stock and ride is abit rough but it's still not that bad maybe it's because our roads here are very bad.

For the PSS9, you get height adjustments and stiffness adjustments so you can dial in your car to your style. I have heard alot of positive feedback on this coilover but they are expensive.

Hope this helps.
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Do you have pics of your car with the B12 ,they look nice but the pss9 wow thoes are sik
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Do you have pics of your car with the B12 ,they look nice but the pss9 wow thoes are sik
here you go. pics of my car with B12 tuning kit.

Enjoy!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10132
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In terms of performance I hear that ground control is the way to go, but I don't know if they have anything for the E90 yet...
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