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      01-31-2017, 06:49 PM   #1
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What do you recommend for budget coilovers...i dont need anything too crazy.
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      01-31-2017, 06:57 PM   #2
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KW V1's($1,200) or Fortune Auto 500($1,350). ST's are somewhat equivalent to the KW V1's but you'll need to coat them with clear coat(fronts) for extra protection from corrosion. Those run for $800. Choose your poison.
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Well ST V1 would be cheaper then KW V1. Both the same thing except ST V1 are galvanized.
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Better question may be, what are you wanting to accomplish with your suspension upgrade?
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kw v1 for the daily, stainless steel struts too if you're somewhere with lots of salt
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I have BC racing coilovers and love them. They are made to order so it takes about 2-4 weeks to receive them. You can adjust the height and dampening
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CAtuned or BC are as budget as I'd go. I've got the CAtuned and they're great.
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Have almost 50k miles on my BCs and they have been terrific.
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YCW prebuy going on right now. They are mid tier, but with the 30% off they are right with the KW's, but offer more features. I have a set on order and pretty excited to get them on!
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how do the fortune 500s compare to the kw v1?
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love the h and r's
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Anyone like the sonictuning coilovers? Anyone that lives queens village that has bc racing coilovers I want to see how they ride
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I put KW V3s in my 335xi right from the get go. They aren't cheap, but boy howdy are they awesome to drive with!
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Got kw v1 a little bouncy but way better then stock
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how do the fortune 500s compare to the kw v1?
Much more firm than the V1's. The V1's were a little bouncy but definitely an upgrade over the stock suspension. It comes with great spring rates for the xDrive models. Camber plates also are included. For the price it can't be beat.
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Much more firm than the V1's. The V1's were a little bouncy but definitely an upgrade over the stock suspension. It comes with great spring rates for the xDrive models. Camber plates also are included. For the price it can't be beat.
i see thanks for your reply. so if you were to pick between the two you would most definitely go with the fortune 500s? thanks
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i see thanks for your reply. so if you were to pick between the two you would most definitely go with the fortune 500s? thanks
My only choices would be FA 500 or Ohlins(but vey expensive). I've driven in cars with both those setups and FA is definitely an upgrade over KW V1's.
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Check out this thread on the YCW, these should be close to or on par with the FA and they are a steal at the intro price. They have made them for other platforms with good reviews and they are made by Mfactory who has good products.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1335186
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