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      09-21-2005, 01:17 AM   #1
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XI suspension information anyone

Anyone know for certain whether the XI's will have the same suspension, or same ride height as the standard 325/330i's? I heard the rumor that with the e90's the xi's will be the same height as opposed to the e46's where the xi's were about 1 inch higher. Additionally, would I have to wait for suspension kits to be designed for the XI's or could I get one that is fitted for the standard e90's?
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On the BMW website, the only difference listed concerning the suspension that is listed is that there's a subnote:

"325xi and 330xi have steel lower arms and a steel subframe, plus an aluminum thrust plate."

And apparently, the 530xi and 530 have no suspension difference?

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As far as i know the Xi has totally different suspension and uses different offset wheels due to the xDrive system

It also seems to sit a bit higher than the normal E90
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As far as i know the Xi has totally different suspension and uses different offset wheels due to the xDrive system

It also seems to sit a bit higher than the normal E90
The offset and the wheels are identical between the ix and the i E90
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The offset and the wheels are identical between the ix and the i E90
Sorry my parts link was down

You are correct in the E90 the wheels are the same, the E60 has different ones for the xi

The suspension is different though
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The xi models ride 5mm higher that the normal rwd E90s.

And they have their own suspension calibration, which does not change even if you add a sport package.
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The xi models ride 5mm higher that the normal rwd E90s.

And they have their own suspension calibration, which does not change even if you add a sport package.
Yes, there is only one suspension fo rthe xi
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And apparently, the 530xi and 530 have no suspension difference?

No, they are different, even the E60 wheels are different for the xi
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According to page 83 of this:

http://clem.e46fanatics.com/BfestE90/BFestE90.pdf

The suspension is the same across all 3 series models, with the exception of aluminum vs. steel, although the car has a .02 inch height difference. Does this mean that they aftermarket tuners will find it easier to make suspension kits for the xi's? or possible to use i's suspension kits on the xi's?
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