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      09-24-2008, 10:03 AM   #23
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I'm thinking that it would be useful to post links to relevant threads and posts where much of this info has been discussed...

For example, mr.5's new review of his BMW Performance suspension:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172909
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      09-25-2008, 04:19 AM   #24
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Next best was Eibach/FSD. Decent ride quality, with good looks and good handling. The only real drawback was when carrying passengers. With two in the rear the car lost its composure. It must have something to do with the way the shocks work as they are pretty unique. But for the price, and very good combo, and I would purchase again.
Those people with this setup, is it really like that with 2 people in the rear? Becuase this would of been my 2nd choice, but if the shocks really feel this way I wouldnt get them any more.

I wanna make sure even with 4 people in the car, it would still handle well.
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Those people with this setup, is it really like that with 2 people in the rear? Becuase this would of been my 2nd choice, but if the shocks really feel this way I wouldnt get them any more.

I wanna make sure even with 4 people in the car, it would still handle well.
Id like to hear others opinions this too.
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The best bang for the buck is H&R sports with STOCK struts and shocks. Yup I said it, stock. The ride is GREAT and smooth. 80% of suspension installs at my shop consist of this combo. You don't need struts and shocks until your OEM ones go out. Why spend the money until then.
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      09-28-2008, 12:02 AM   #27
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anyone have anything to say about FK coilovers, particularly the Highsport ones?
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anyone have anything to say about FK coilovers, particularly the Highsport ones?
ya i havent heard too much about fk's...i'd also like to hear what people have to say...
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      09-28-2008, 01:44 PM   #29
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So my KW V2's wont go low at all in the rear. Might have been installed wrong or height
adjuster is wrong way or something? My H&R sports were lower in the rear. Maybe installed
wrong? I will take pics of how low it is with height adjuster all the ways tightened
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      10-01-2008, 04:57 AM   #30
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a few good reviews to read about:

Quisp's review of his E92 with Koni FSD, Eibach Pro & Sway bars
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167138


longodj's suspension setup
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164989


attorneyscott's review of Dinan Stage 3 Suspension
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130176


AW325xi's review of JIC Magic Cross Coil-Over Review (UUC sways too)
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156757


I335's question about Ride with KWs
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140942


Bimmer335i07's review of Koni Yellows with H&R Sports Springs
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125584


Chowbow's review of Bilstein HD + Eibach Pro-kit
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89293


sg335's review of TCKline Coil Overs
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64853
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WHich shock do you guys think is better in terms of dampening and all the good stuff with stock springs? Koni FSD's or the new BMW Performance shocks? I also have some sways on and i dont feel the ZSP shocks are quite up to par...
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WHich shock do you guys think is better in terms of dampening and all the good stuff with stock springs? Koni FSD's or the new BMW Performance shocks? I also have some sways on and i dont feel the ZSP shocks are quite up to par...
FSD for sure if you don't need the warranty for the Performance shocks. The performance would be similar and FSD definitely has better ride. I remember Orb saying FSD with stock springs is even better at the track than KW V3 since there's somehow a design flaw?? or look at it this way, you're comparing performance shocks for BMW against OEM Gallardo shocks

Might do a review of my set up next week too...

Koni FSD
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FSD for sure if you don't need the warranty for the Performance shocks. The performance would be similar and FSD definitely has better ride. I remember Orb saying FSD with stock springs is even better at the track than KW V3 since there's somehow a design flaw?? or look at it this way, you're comparing performance shocks for BMW against OEM Gallardo shocks

Might do a review of my set up next week too...

Koni FSD
Eibach Pro-kit
H&R sway bars
JIC strut brace (install today)

Nice dude! Tell me how it goes! I was also thinking about buying the JIC Strut Brace but i'm not sure exactly how its supposed to help the car other than improve some feedback to the wheel.
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Koni FSD
Eibach Pro-kit
H&R sway bars
JIC strut brace (install today)

definitely be sure to tell us how tht goes!
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      10-02-2008, 11:34 PM   #35
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guys I've been running the "stage 2" suspension for about six months now but too lazy to write any review. I said next week because I'm getting the strut brace installed and will give my impression along with the whole system.
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here is a quick pic of the JIC strut brace...it does interfere with the hood paddings...but I don't see how that's a problem since the pad is very soft.
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Hey, looking for some input here. I am looking into coilovers that I can quickly change from a street setup to a track setup. Basically, I want to have a car that is more comfortable than stock, but that when I go to the track can be changed with minimal down time.

And yeah, I know about the PSS10's with electronic dampening control is by far the easiest to adjust but I can't justify spending $2500 on coilovers... Help?
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      10-05-2008, 10:01 PM   #38
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^^^ i think a safe answer would be kwv2
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Does the Bilstein B16 kit requires any body modifications (cutting or drilling)? It fits cars with Active Steering, right? Nice thread!
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whats up guys? anyone running just sportlines, or the h&r springs with 30mm spacers? i put 17X7.5 wheels and 30mm spacers in the back. i rub all the time. will the springs also make it stiffer so it may not rub? whats ur opinion on springs that i should get?
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great thread, we should keep this going.
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      11-30-2008, 06:08 AM   #43
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any more updates or reviews from people with suspension mods?
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Repost from Mr. 5's M3 parts thread:

The M/M-sport suspension package: (prices rounded, approximate, and no doubt subject to change... HP Autowerks has kits for control arms, tension rods, rear subframe bushings, and strut brace; Tischer has kits for dampers+springs+rear sway, control arms+tension rods+rear subframe bushings, and strut brace)


$550 BMW Perf dampers
$350 BMW Perf springs
$100 M-sport rear sway
($980 for kit @ Tischer)

$405 Control arms & tension rods
$220 M3 Rear subframe bushings
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$1615 sub-total
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$315 M3 Front strut brace
$50 Used E92 rear chassis brace (for E90)
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$1980 total

About the cost of the Premium package... I know which option I would choose!

Install costs will vary depending on who does it, but note that at a minimum you will need a proper alignment. Good shops are likely to charge about $400 for the dampers+springs, $300 for the rear sway, $300 for rear bushings (might be savings doing them together with sway or differential LSD work), $100 for control arms+tension rods, and $100 for alignment.

OT here, but add the BMW Perf exhaust, brake kit (when available for 335), forged wheels & non-rfts, Quaife LSD, tune, lightweight battery, interior M-sport bits, and along with the suspension stuff above, you have a car similar in most performance respects to the M3 for 12-15k depending on labor costs. At least 100 lbs. lighter to boot. Sure would make a factory ZHP/tii package with most of the above stuff a bargain at 4-5k...
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