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      03-21-2007, 12:48 AM   #1
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Which one is the best coil-over for E90 non-sport?

Hi guys, I am new to this forum and am also a new E90 owner . Glad to know there is this helpful website around, though I should have come here before I bought my e90. I guess it is never too late to ask questions, so here we go:

Which coil-over do you guys think is the best fit, in terms of ride improvement and look, for a E90 non-sport with 161 wheels? this might be a repeated question, but what the heck...

1. Eibach Pro-Street?
2. H&R coil-over kit?
3. KW v1?
4. KW v2?
5. others?

I am doing my small project to upgrade my car one thing at a time starting with suspension, would really appreciate everyone's input and thanks in advance.
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      03-21-2007, 01:07 AM   #2
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i've ordered my kw v1's and there on thee way..i heard a lot and read a lot about the qualities of kw. its a plus..
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cm3rc, thanks. I may ask, why did you pick KW V1 over KW V2? From what i have read, KW v2 allows you to adjust the damper setting (??), isn't that better?
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KW V2 all the way! Some may choose V1 because it's about $300-400 cheaper and if they don't track the car they probably will not need the adjustable dampener.
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^wut wj4 said.
exactly, i dont track so wuts the point in adjusting the dampener or wutevs.. i just use my car for daily driving school, work, home.. with the kw v1's its adjustable to suit your ride height and so forth..so i thought to myself and the advice from longtran v1's your better off 3-400 cheaper if your not gonna track.
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thanks guys (cm3rc & wj4), so when are you going to install your KW V1 then, let me know how you like it bro...

Anyone wants to comment on the rest?
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i have kw v1 on my e92. i love it. so does my gf. she always complain about rough and bouncy ride. she like it so i guess it good.
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KW V1/V2 is the full name of that kit??
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KW V1/V2 is the full name of that kit??
KW is the name company, v1/v2 is the model.
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KW V1/V2 is the full name of that kit??


its either v1 or v2
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Hi guys, I am new to this forum and am also a new E90 owner . Glad to know there is this helpful website around, though I should have come here before I bought my e90. I guess it is never too late to ask questions, so here we go:

Which coil-over do you guys think is the best fit, in terms of ride improvement and look, for a E90 non-sport with 161 wheels? this might be a repeated question, but what the heck...

1. Eibach Pro-Street?
2. H&R coil-over kit?
3. KW v1?
4. KW v2?
5. others?

I am doing my small project to upgrade my car one thing at a time starting with suspension, would really appreciate everyone's input and thanks in advance.
Dont forget Bilstein PSS9 doubly adjustable coilover. That is what I am getting.
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a lot of choices out there ehhh.... i wouldnt know which one i should get too.. haha.. probably KW V1... keke...
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Dont forget Bilstein PSS9 doubly adjustable coilover. That is what I am getting.
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hmm, seems like it is between KW v1 and Bilstein PSS9...

Summary:
1. Eibach Pro-Street: 0 comment so far, anyone?
2. H&R coil-over kit: 0 comment so far, anyone?
3. KW v1: 2+, good fit for daily, non-tracking drivers, comfy?
4. KW v2: 1+, for more aggresive drivers... anything else?
5. Bilstein PSS9: 2+, reasons?


Hey Longtran, can you tell me where you got your KW v1, and where did you have it installed? thx man...
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KW's are great you will not be disappointed with them. Few members here bought the V2's from us and they like them from what iI remember. The V2's are on backorder however. V1's SHOULD be available. I can help you out w/ that if youd like
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KW's are great you will not be disappointed with them. Few members here bought the V2's from us and they like them from what iI remember. The V2's are on backorder however. V1's SHOULD be available. I can help you out w/ that if youd like
just pm'ed you.
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I bought the KW V2 from Creative and I love it. I honestly didn't expect much but it was worth the money. I've experienced many coilovers before, from Tein, Tanabe, JIC, HKS, etc. I feel the only close second is the Bilstein.

It is soft enough for daily driving yet the progressive spring gives you the cornering ability you seek when driving with spirit.
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I bought the KW V2 from Creative and I love it. I honestly didn't expect much but it was worth the money. I've experienced many coilovers before, from Tein, Tanabe, JIC, HKS, etc. I feel the only close second is the Bilstein.

It is soft enough for daily driving yet the progressive spring gives you the cornering ability you seek when driving with spirit.
WJ4, where did you get it installed, any recommendation? and how much did you pay for the installation?
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^I did the installation myself with the help of my friend. I'm not sure where to recommend since you're in NorCal, and I'm in SoCal.
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KW V2 vs Bilstein PSS9?

How are these coilovers differ when the need to adjust the rear height & damping? strip the entire rear suspension?
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