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      06-27-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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ST suspensions coilovers for E90 x-drive

Anyone notice that on ST suspensions' facebook page that they have released coilovers for the E90 x-drive platform? I put a call out to them to get pricing and availability information to learn that it was only being released in the Germany market.

The rep I spoke with mentioned that they currently don't have any intention to bringing it here to the USA but they may consider if they hear that enough folks here want them.

Perhaps anyone else interested in getting these over here can respond to my post.
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There's plenty of EU-based members. Somebody could just ship it to you...

vwvortex used to do groupbuys for the EU parts. headlight switches and such
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      06-27-2014, 09:49 AM   #3
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There's plenty of EU-based members. Somebody could just ship it to you...

vwvortex used to do groupbuys for the EU parts. headlight switches and such
Thanks for the info! I never considered or even have ever thought of doing anything like that before.
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FYI: plan out customs beforehand. i don't remember how it was done for sure, but i seem to remember our parts were all unboxed and repacked so duties/tariffs/etc were less likely to be assessed.
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It seems that you can order the x drive coil overs.

http://www.stsuspensions.com/product...coilovers.html
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well ST is made by KW. KW does have xdrive coilovers. Talking to a representative fo ST Coilovers, they actually only drop your car 1" before you have problems.
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well ST is made by KW. KW does have xdrive coilovers. Talking to a representative fo ST Coilovers, they actually only drop your car 1" before you have problems.
exactly why not just get k&w v1 or something for xdrive pretty sure price is same or around the same
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exactly why not just get k&w v1 or something for xdrive pretty sure price is same or around the same
These are $400 cheaper, why do they only lower 1 inch? it says up to 1.8 inches on the website.
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These are $400 cheaper, why do they only lower 1 inch? it says up to 1.8 inches on the website.
FYI, if you contact the forum vendors a brand new set of shiny V1's can be had for around $1200 shipped.
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These are $400 cheaper, why do they only lower 1 inch? it says up to 1.8 inches on the website.
FYI, if you contact the forum vendors a brand new set of shiny V1's can be had for around $1200 shipped.
Tiago at vrsf sells it for about 1200
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I talked to Tiago and st coils for e90 xdrive are 855 shipped he said their exactly the same except the strut shaft isnt stainless steel.
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These are $400 cheaper, why do they only lower 1 inch? it says up to 1.8 inches on the website.
sorry I meant BC racing can only go 1". the ST coilover rep said go with KW since KW makes ST
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sorry I meant BC racing can only go 1". the ST coilover rep said go with KW since KW makes ST
But i don't see why go with KW over ST. Their both made by ST just one isn't stainless steel, I'm in CA and no salts except when i go to Tahoe 1 or 2 times a year. Tiago said they are both identical in terms of performance and adjustibility, am i missing something on why to get KW? KW are $1255 and ST are $855 shipped for X-drive versions.
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But i don't see why go with KW over ST. Their both made by ST just one isn't stainless steel, I'm in CA and no salts except when i go to Tahoe 1 or 2 times a year. Tiago said they are both identical in terms of performance and adjustibility, am i missing something on why to get KW? KW are $1255 and ST are $855 shipped for X-drive versions.
then go with ST.
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But i don't see why go with KW over ST. Their both made by ST just one isn't stainless steel, I'm in CA and no salts except when i go to Tahoe 1 or 2 times a year. Tiago said they are both identical in terms of performance and adjustibility, am i missing something on why to get KW? KW are $1255 and ST are $855 shipped for X-drive versions.
Only reason to get KW is really if you live in areas where corrosion may be an issue like salt.

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It seems that you can order the x drive coil overs.

http://www.stsuspensions.com/product...coilovers.html
We have the BMW E90 / E92 Xi Coilovers available to order if you need them. Stocking is limited right now but we are looking to have them ramp up production.
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Do the ST's offer the same warranty as the KW's?
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Do the ST's offer the same warranty as the KW's?
No.

WARRANTY: ST Speedtech Coilovers offer a 5 year Limited Warranty to the original purchaser. KW Coilover systems offer a full Limited Lifetime Warrantee to the original purchaser.

The warranty claim process is still done through KW though.
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No.

WARRANTY: ST Speedtech Coilovers offer a 5 year Limited Warranty to the original purchaser. KW Coilover systems offer a full Limited Lifetime Warrantee to the original purchaser.

The warranty claim process is still done through KW though.
To me that, combined with the INOX coating is just good insurance on a part that takes a beating. It is a personal call though.
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To me that, combined with the INOX coating is just good insurance on a part that takes a beating. It is a personal call though.
I clear coat any new suspension parts I get. It adds a nice durability and gloss and the parts seem to stay looking fresh longer and easier to clean.
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I clear coat any new suspension parts I get. It adds a nice durability and gloss and the parts seem to stay looking fresh longer and easier to clean.
That is a good idea. I coated my V1's with Boesheild T9 prior to installation. It acts as a corrosion inhibitor and a lubricant. The plus side is that you can apply this to the threads and other moving parts of the system and it only helps.
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But i don't see why go with KW over ST. Their both made by ST just one isn't stainless steel, I'm in CA and no salts except when i go to Tahoe 1 or 2 times a year. Tiago said they are both identical in terms of performance and adjustibility, am i missing something on why to get KW? KW are $1255 and ST are $855 shipped for X-drive versions.
That's great you got the price already when I pm tiago a few days ago he did not know st has made it for the xdrive already so he ask for the part number and I pm him the part number but waiting for his quote. I'm on the fence since I live in nj. $400 difference is big, the savings can go to install
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That's great you got the price already when I pm tiago a few days ago he did not know st has made it for the xdrive already so he ask for the part number and I pm him the part number but waiting for his quote. I'm on the fence since I live in nj. $400 difference is big, the savings can go to install
Im In dry California and go to the snow a few times a year and it rains a few months here, and I'm sure i won't have my car for more than 5 years so 5 year warranty is more than enough.
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