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      08-15-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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New to the Xi game!

Hey guys just figured i'd introduce myself on this side of the forums! i owned a 07 335i some time ago and went to a 13 genesis coupe...but i missed BMW way too much so i went back to something within my means..a 09 335xi

so far i have only put a bms dci on it and as of yesterday i slapped on some tein s tech springs for the "i" i'am pretty comfortable with the ride so far...since it is on oem shocks it did get bouncier but nothing that cant be handled...iam pretty please with the drop and the reverse rake is almost fully gone.

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Welcome! Why'd you go for AWD? It's not as much fun, and makes everything more difficult

Edit: Forgot to mention - nice car!
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More fun to me, Ive had 2 xdrives so far and love it. The ability in any weather situation to take off like a rocket. Always a good time. You cant get the ass end to hang out like a RWD, but all that fancyness wont get you to 60 any faster!

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Welcome! Why'd you go for AWD? It's not as much fun, and makes everything more difficult

Edit: Forgot to mention - nice car!
honestly i think i got a decent deal for it, 47k miles for abotu $18.5 so i just went for it. It may be more difficult but there are benefits to AWD specially when you go meth...upgraded turbos etc.

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More fun to me, Ive had 2 xdrives so far and love it. The ability in any weather situation to take off like a rocket. Always a good time. You cant get the ass end to hang out like a RWD, but all that fancyness wont get you to 60 any faster!

Nice looking car.
i agree, its like a 20hp loss which is really not that bad, thank you!
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More fun to me, Ive had 2 xdrives so far and love it. The ability in any weather situation to take off like a rocket. Always a good time. You cant get the ass end to hang out like a RWD, but all that fancyness wont get you to 60 any faster!

Nice looking car.
True story. I guess that I'm just bitter because I've never owned a RWD car
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Congrats on the new car!
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Congrats on the new car!
thanks man, question for you. I notice you have KW coilovers...are they at the lowest setting or will they go lower?
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thanks man, question for you. I notice you have KW coilovers...are they at the lowest setting or will they go lower?
They can go lower. Here's where I have them:

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They can go lower. Here's where I have them:

very nice man! thanks. Iam undecided as to what coilovers to get, from what i hear v1s seem to go the lowest
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very nice man! thanks. Iam undecided as to what coilovers to get, from what i hear v1s seem to go the lowest
Thanks! I've been very happy with my V1's. They're very comfortable at the height that I have them, but I've heard some people say that if you completely slam them the ride gets a bit harsh, but I don't have any direct experience with that.

H&R coils have been getting some good reviews lately and TC Klines get high praise too.
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^true those are pretty good coils, and even BC coils have a really good rep. from a lot of people on the forums.

congrats on your new ride Chris, and it seems like you got a crazy deal!
the gloss GM VB3's look great btw, thanks for sharing the pics!
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Thanks! I've been very happy with my V1's. They're very comfortable at the height that I have them, but I've heard some people say that if you completely slam them the ride gets a bit harsh, but I don't have any direct experience with that.

H&R coils have been getting some good reviews lately and TC Klines get high praise too.
thanks ill look into those!
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^true those are pretty good coils, and even BC coils have a really good rep. from a lot of people on the forums.

congrats on your new ride Chris, and it seems like you got a crazy deal!
the gloss GM VB3's look great btw, thanks for sharing the pics!
yeaa i had BCs on my rwd and loved them, unfortunately for the xi application it is a bit different and they wont go as low or id be game.

And thanks Alen, great to be back!
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does anyone know the spring rates for Tein S springs ?
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Welcome! Why'd you go for AWD? It's not as much fun, and makes everything more difficult

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Pfff. AWD rules! In snow and rain, it makes everything more AWESOME.

congrats on the new whip OP!
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Pfff. AWD rules! In snow and rain, it makes everything more AWESOME.

congrats on the new whip OP!
Except for swapping downpipes!
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They are settling just fine!

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car looks great there two door twin! you got that car for a steal!
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      08-18-2014, 02:07 PM   #19
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Nice car and welcome! Cant beat an xi in the winter, and its well worth it if you get snow like I do in Ohio.

The only things that are harder are the front suspension (struts ect) and downpipes if you get them, they are harder to install due to the front tranny being in the way. Other than that, everything else I have looked into is the same!

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Except for swapping downpipes!
Those are the truest words ever spoken. I am CPO and never use it because taking mods off the Xi/xdrive and going back to stock is a freakin nightmare.
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Moar pics, just photo whoring now lol

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Looks great, love the color.
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