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      04-15-2016, 05:49 PM   #1
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Coilovers for 2011 335i xdrive

Hey guys/gals!

Quick and dirty: I have an e90 2011 335i xdrive and I want to drop it in the summer, while I return it to stock height (or close) in the winter. So naturally I am seeking coilover solutions. Plus, looking at some 19s for summer wear.

Looks like the reviews are all over the place. Was considering H&R for this - but odd reviews. I have had experience with Ground Crontol with my e30. Way back on another e30 I did racing dynamic with bilstien.

Most the reviews on here were older and not really addressing xdrive.

What's the thoughts?

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      04-16-2016, 11:02 AM   #2
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I had KW V1 on my 2010 and they were great. Lots of guys running those. I kept them pretty conservative as far as the drop and they were never an issue in the winter. See my garage for pics.
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Thanks, slower. Most of what I read suggested the KW V1. Just didn't know if anything better came along. I'll never race the xdrive, but I plan to track day it a little. :-)

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Only reason anyone would suggest kws is because options are so limited for the xdrive.
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But it seems the KW are recommended more than the H&R which I have greater brand awareness. Just didn't know why...I assume adjustment from what I have read. It's frustrating living where I need xdrive.

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But it seems the KW are recommended more than the H&R which I have greater brand recondition of. Just didn't know why...I assume adjustment from what I have read. It's frustrating living where I need xdrive.
perhaps look at TC Kline?
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perhaps look at TC Kline?

I'll look into them. Didn't know about them. Thank you!
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Fortune Auto 500's are also another great option. They're made in the U.S. and very cheap to rebuild if needed down the road. Same price point at the V1's but comes with camber plates for $1,350. Spring rates are 8k/11k.
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Fortune Auto 500's are also another great option. They're made in the U.S. and very cheap to rebuild if needed down the road. Same price point at the V1's but comes with camber plates for $1,350. Spring rates are 8k/11k.
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. :-)
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I had KW V1 on my 2010 and they were great. Lots of guys running those. I kept them pretty conservative as far as the drop and they were never an issue in the winter. See my garage for pics.
How conservative is your drop or do you scrape at all with your settings?

Any idea how high they would be at max height?
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I had KW V1 on my 2010 and they were great. Lots of guys running those. I kept them pretty conservative as far as the drop and they were never an issue in the winter. See my garage for pics.
How conservative is your drop or do you scrape at all with your settings?

Any idea how high they would be at max height?
The lowest I ever went was 12-13 threads from the top. No scraping. No rubbing.
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