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      11-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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335i New shock suggestions please

I have 40kmiles on my '08 335i sedan sport. I have stock sport springs with stock shocks. I am planning on swapping the shocks soon.
What do you recommend for a daily driver?

I was looking at FSD or Bilsteins. Any thing else you just really love out there?
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Bilstein HD or Koni Sport with OE sport springs. Skip the FSD's. There's plenty to read in this forum.
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Bilstein HD or Koni Sport with OE sport springs. Skip the FSD's. There's plenty to read in this forum.
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go for koni sport. Im getting them for my e90 when the black friday sales come along.

had them on the camaro in my sig and other past cars.
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Skip the FSD's.
Why?
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cvc will probably tell you... erratic behavior over some surfaces... that seems to be the conclusion on our board.

Bilstein HD can be used with either the sport or non-sport stock springs. They are a noticeable improvement in stabiilty and road holding for your car at a slight increase in firmness of ride. Because of their strength - look at the diameter of the shock tube, they actually take stress of your other suspension/steering components and make everything last longer. Great side benefit.
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just wondering will the Bilstein work with H&R sport Springs? was thinking of getting these for my lowering setup
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Why?
Because they are minutely better than the OE shocks, and not even by much. They are basically OE replacements. The sports will ride better and have adjustability.

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Why?
They're weak and inconsistent
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Sinister - yes the Bilsteins work with the H&R sport springs, just MAKE SURE to get the Bilstein B8 SPORT shocks and struts.
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