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      07-11-2010, 10:53 PM   #111
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should i go H&R sport springs or bmw sport package springs?
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      07-11-2010, 10:54 PM   #112
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for best elimination of the floatiness that is
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      07-14-2010, 05:43 PM   #113
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i got a 09 E92 335xi coupe, wanted to get H&R sports spring, and I suppose it will fit the XI from the first page of thread, but my question is, would the driving quality improved? or ? any thoughts on first hand experience owners?
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      07-16-2010, 08:51 AM   #114
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can someone tell me why the front bushings are not compatible with the UUC front sway bar? if i had to chose between the two, which is more beneficial?

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      07-24-2010, 12:48 PM   #115
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i got a 09 E92 335xi coupe, wanted to get H&R sports spring, and I suppose it will fit the XI from the first page of thread, but my question is, would the driving quality improved? or ? any thoughts on first hand experience owners?
Any suspension upgrade on the xi will improve. Springs will wear out the shocks quicker but there will be improvement.

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can someone tell me why the front bushings are not compatible with the UUC front sway bar? if i had to chose between the two, which is more beneficial?

thanks.
No idea why they arent compatible, I just wrote that I was told.


Im taking my leave of this thread now since I know longer have the xi. If someone pm's me with any new information I will be sure to update it. Hopefully it will become a sticky and I hope it helped some folks out.
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      08-09-2010, 04:08 PM   #116
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      08-13-2010, 06:37 PM   #117
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Wouldn't the addition of the rear lower camber kit also mean a change in rear shocks as well? I don't think this is compatible with my rear KW V3s. Everything else wouldwork just fine I do believe.
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      08-16-2010, 08:57 AM   #118
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Does the BMW performance suspension (shocks included) fit the 328xdrive?
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      08-16-2010, 04:40 PM   #119
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Does the BMW performance suspension (shocks included) fit the 328xdrive?
I dont think the shocks will.
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      08-17-2010, 06:54 AM   #120
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I dont think the shocks will.
Ok if I just get the BMW performance springs installed at the dealership, will my warranty stay intact?
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      08-23-2010, 09:24 PM   #121
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Does anyone know if I can use the BMW Performance/ZSP springs with the stock shocks?

I checked with my insurance today and one of the things that is not allowed is lowering the car, so if there is a way for me to get it lowered using BMW parts.
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      11-23-2010, 11:01 PM   #122
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Good news! AST 4100 coilovers are available via custom order through HP Autowerks for xi and x-drive vehicles!

I pulled the trigger on the AST 4100's for my 2011 BMW 335i x-drive sedan today. It is a custom order and takes 4 - 6 weeks but AST is building these by hand. I worked with Harold at HP Autowerks on this order. He is very knowledgeable on BMW suspensions and helped me build a custom setup. Once he gets the custom AST 4100's he is going to match them with custom swift springs. Harold thought I should go with 336lbs springs in the front and 672lbs in the rear. The stock 335 has 145lbs front and 460lbs rear. He said I could go with 400lbs in the front and 784lbs in the rear but those are more for the guys who track there car.

I was considering going with KW V1's or V3's but hear they squeak and have other problems. I was also considering the H&R coilovers but hear they have rusting problems.

Here is a great review of the AST's on a non x-drive 335i:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=AST+4100

Link to AST Site:
http://www.ast-usa.com/ast_testing_facilities.php

Link to HP Autowerks:
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      01-15-2011, 09:33 PM   #123
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anybody have a pic a xi with bmw sport springs?
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      01-25-2011, 12:59 AM   #124
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can i run a staggered setup on my o8 335xi coupe because i heard doing that will cause problems witht he suspension/drivetrain? any further info?
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      02-13-2011, 11:46 AM   #125
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here's a dinan suspension review

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381791

anybody have any experience with the bmw performance springs on the xi? from the research i've done, the sport springs barely give the xi a drop so i'm thinking the performance springs will do a better job?
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      03-06-2011, 07:25 PM   #126
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Doesn't rd sport have a sprung package for the xi?
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      05-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #127
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xi/xDrive Suspension Compatibility List

Notes:
* Staggered setups work
* The rear of the "xi" is the same as the "i"
* The M3 front/rear bushings are not compatible with UUC front/rear sway bars
* All e9x compatible spare tires work
* I take no responsibility if any information is inaccurate
Why doesn't the M3 rear subframe bushing work with the UUC rear swaybar?
What is the problem?
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      05-30-2011, 08:47 PM   #128
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Read this thread and a lot of others. Understand the options. What can be confusing is that a lot of options that were explored were a couple years back before some of the new stuff came out. For example, seems like the AST coilovers are new on the scene. Reading complaints about coilovers being noisy - assume that's the Koni's.

If you had a stock suspension, non-Sport Pkg 4 dr xi what would you do now if you were starting from scratch?

As you all know the stock suspension is plush perfect for the interstate but wallows way too much to consider driving the Dragon before fixing it. I am not lookin to spend more or less than to make it work like the sport sedan I am looking to keep for 5 or more years.

Assume you would drive the car daily but aggressively on on/off ramp and have fun on every twistie road you can find. Drive through the Blue Ridge and Tail of the Dragon and a couple autocrosses a year. Own a 1098 Ducati and ride it the same way. Use the Duck for the track, probably not the BMW other than the aforementioned autocrosses.
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      06-03-2011, 11:45 PM   #129
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I read this whole thread and I am still not satisfied with an answer to my problem, although it's been asked here more than once...

I just bought a 08 335xi and want to lower the car a bit. Eibach springs would be my choice. Question is : is the "rake" (front sits higher than rear) gone with these springs? I have a limited budget as I want to upgrade the power first, but I do mind the gap, especially in the front.

I am one of only a few 335xi drivers in Belgium, so you guys are virtually my only source
No it won't. Get h&r coilovers. They have largest drop of all coilovers for xi. Google pics. I have eibachs and not happy. Rear to low compared to front
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Could anyone tell me if the Bilstein B8s are stainless steel? I live in an area that gets plenty of snow and along with that salt. So I am worried about corrosion.
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ZSP Springs from a 328i Touring with Steptronic

If anyone else needs part number for ZSP Sport Springs for a non-X Drive touring wagon here they are. These are for ones equipped with the Steptronic.

Fronts 31336767377

Rears 33536773598

These are for those looking to upgrade their Xi Wagon and get rid of the that 4x4 look but want to stay OEM and need the extra heft to deal with the extra weight in the rear of the wagon.
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      10-16-2011, 01:56 PM   #132
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Ther is a new coil over setup from TCKline, another member, Doyle, put them on:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=583631
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