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View Poll Results: What suspension should I install?
Eibach Pro Springs with Koni Yellow's 48 30.00%
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TC Kline Coilovers 18 11.25%
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      12-31-2013, 05:11 PM   #111
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I am trying to decide between KW V1s, Koni/Eibach Pro, and Dinan Stage 1 or 2 for my 08 335xi coupe. I will be driving on crappy New Jersey roads, so I don't want it too jarring over rough roads. Which set up would be best balance of improved handling, comfort, and less wheel gap?
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      12-31-2013, 07:31 PM   #112
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I went with Koni FSD and it was a night day difference ...
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      01-27-2014, 09:31 PM   #113
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i am running eibach pro kit on my 335xi sedan. rear tires tucked barely and look great, still have a 1 inch gap in front, and it was 1.5 inch gap riding on bump stops. I trimmed the bump stop 3/4 inch and now it sits about 1 inch gap. I also have about 1/2 travel before hitting the bump stop. Rears I hit the stops on light bumps. Going to trim about another 1/4 off of those.

I am getting the SP lowering perches, and "i" model top hats. That will get the car to about perfect stance.

At that point I will have very little suspension travel left. So I am ordering custom made Koni Yellows. They will be modified 1 inch on the struts to allow me to have 1 inch more suspension travel.

Going to be awesome I hope!

EDIT: I found V1's for a great price, but I just keep reading how the eibach and koni ride better.
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      01-27-2014, 10:31 PM   #114
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EDIT: I found V1's for a great price, but I just keep reading how the eibach and koni ride better.

I have the v1. Live in ohio and need the adjustability for winter (tough i have yet to adjust lol)

They are a great kit. The others might ride better. I cant imagine what "better" is, because those kwv1's sure kick major ass!! Especially compared to stock. So if you have stock, do anything!

but if your decision is eibach/koni or kwv1, either (or both) will rock your world!
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I have the v1. Live in ohio and need the adjustability for winter (tough i have yet to adjust lol)

They are a great kit. The others might ride better. I cant imagine what "better" is, because those kwv1's sure kick major ass!! Especially compared to stock. So if you have stock, do anything!

but if your decision is eibach/koni or kwv1, either (or both) will rock your world!
How low can the front and rear go with the v1? I have like very little if any gap on the rear and going to get rid of the gap on the front with the perch.
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      01-28-2014, 01:26 AM   #116
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How much of a gap is there between the front fender and tire with eibach/Koni or eibach/bilsten setup? Or better yet, what is the measurement from center of the roundel to the fender?
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13.5" from center of bmw cap to fender
about 1.5" gap
back:
13.25" from center of cap to fender
about 1" gap

This with 17" stock wheels and tires

I like the look. Its like what the 335i (non xi) looks like with the sports springs.
I can cosign to this. I am getting 13 & 5/8 on the front from center of roundel to fender and 13 & 1/4 in rear roundel to fender.

It looks really good! Now I'm going to use SP lowering perches with I model tophats, and going to get tckline modded koni yellows for the perfect drop and ride in the front.

Stay tuned XI owners!
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How low can the front and rear go with the v1? I have like very little if any gap on the rear and going to get rid of the gap on the front with the perch.
I can lower the fronts a bit more, but i have them at slightly less than a pinky gap. probably 1/2 in lower in the front if I wanted, but I use spacer and with the tires turning I didnt want to cause issues.

The rears are about as low as they can go, and it is just tucked enough that you cant see the very top of the tire.

Let me see if i can find a picture, im at work atm.
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I have the v1. Live in ohio and need the adjustability for winter (tough i have yet to adjust lol)

They are a great kit. The others might ride better. I cant imagine what "better" is, because those kwv1's sure kick major ass!! Especially compared to stock. So if you have stock, do anything!

but if your decision is eibach/koni or kwv1, either (or both) will rock your world!
Would you need to get an alignment when changing height?
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I have TCKline racing custom modifying Koni yellow struts for me! I get to choose if I want a 1 inch, 3/4, 5/8, or 1/2 drop on the strut. I already have eibach pro kit on the car. The strut mod lowers the perch and the bump stop position so i lose NO suspension thus the perfect and only strut fix for the XI!

What do you guys think? What drop should I select. The pro kit looks good on the "i" model, but this extra drop is what corrects the rake from the xi mostly. Pics of my car below to help decide.
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Hey guys. I wanna get the Koni/Eibach set up. Can anyone recommend a good site to get these? I have a 07 335xi sedan
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I ordered the Bilstein Sport setup for my car from Bavauto. Best prices, but found out the front struts are on back order til the end of the month. Found the Eibach pro kit springs on ebay for the lowest price.
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