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      07-08-2009, 07:57 PM   #23
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1clean335i - I saw in another thread that you had to put spacers on to get the FKs to fit good. Without the spacers was it impossible to get the wheels on, or just to tight for comfort?
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BMW performance suspension ordered. As much as I love the idea of being able to adjust I know with the lack of time I have it will become a chore. I also didnt like the fact that I needed spacers for the front. This setup I got is completely engineered with the e90. Im looking forward to getting it and I think Ill be happy with the modest drop. It comes with absolutely everything needed and the sway bar is a nice extra. I had an 04 330i with the performance package and thought it was the best handling car Ive ever driven. If its anything like that ill be very happy with it. I also think it will be less trouble for me than a coilover could possibly be.
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Totally need pictures after the install, this is the exact setup I am looking at doing in August on my e90 so I will be watching very closely.
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Totally need pictures after the install, this is the exact setup I am looking at doing in August on my e90 so I will be watching very closely.
will do. I think its going to be perfect for me. Im hoping nice and sharp reflexes and tight cornering. I like how it comes with everything needed. I got a great price too from eric@PYspeed.com It was his last kit so he gave me an awesome discount and was patient with my crazy indecisiveness.
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BMW performance suspension ordered. As much as I love the idea of being able to adjust I know with the lack of time I have it will become a chore. I also didnt like the fact that I needed spacers for the front. This setup I got is completely engineered with the e90. Im looking forward to getting it and I think Ill be happy with the modest drop. It comes with absolutely everything needed and the sway bar is a nice extra. I had an 04 330i with the performance package and thought it was the best handling car Ive ever driven. If its anything like that ill be very happy with it. I also think it will be less trouble for me than a coilover could possibly be.
I hope its better than the OEM sport suspension....That had to be the worst suspension that I ever had on any of my BMW's....I currently have FK Silverline X and I love the ride and the handling of the car....Although I only adjusted it twice to get the height level that I wanted, I really don't forsee me adjusting them anymore at this point...I hope you made the right decision.
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me too. I think I did. I just think bmw knows what they are doing and can certainly tune a suspension better than I can. They have created some of the best handling sedans in the world and their "upgraded performance suspension" should be pretty impressive. I hope...lol
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If it sits anything like this I will be very happy.
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I hear you Fotios!! But what was really strange was the stock sport suspension sucked so badly that anything over 80 miles, the car felt floaty and very bouncy....when you hit potholes it was like running over bricks! With my new suspension everything is exactly opposite! Keeps us posted and good luck with it
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I hear you Fotios!! But what was really strange was the stock sport suspension sucked so badly that anything over 80 miles, the car felt floaty and very bouncy....when you hit potholes it was like running over bricks! With my new suspension everything is exactly opposite! Keeps us posted and good luck with it
yeah, coming from my 330i perf. package i was disappointed with the suspension. I think this will be good. If not I guess Ill lose some money and swap it out and sell it. Im going to own this one a while and want oem stuff as much as I can.
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yeah, coming from my 330i perf. package i was disappointed with the suspension. I think this will be good. If not I guess Ill lose some money and swap it out and sell it. Im going to own this one a while and want oem stuff as much as I can.
Have you considered adding the OEM BMW E90/92/93 M3 Front Control Arm/Tension Strut Retrofit Set ? It complements the M Performance suspension, and it makes sense to have it installed at the same time. I'm going to have it installed on my new car when it gets here - currently on a boat after late May ED. Here is a link to the kit:
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Have you considered adding the OEM BMW E90/92/93 M3 Front Control Arm/Tension Strut Retrofit Set ? It complements the M Performance suspension, and it makes sense to have it installed at the same time. I'm going to have it installed on my new car when it gets here - currently on a boat after late May ED. Here is a link to the kit:
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Im actually thinking about it. I was just looking at it. Is it a straight forward swap?
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Im actually thinking about it. I was just looking at it. Is it a straight forward swap?
According to Tischer guys - yes, direct swap.
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