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      01-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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kw v3 & powerflex

I want to install a nice tight but soft suspension for my dd. (i live in pothole city, nyc) Am i pushing it by adding powerflex bushings in the ca or should i get oem bushings for comfort. Anybody with this setup that can share there experience...

If you only have the kw v3 and live in a pothole city please share as well...
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Potholes aren't as bad as NY but through downtown LA with KW V2's they're not bad at all, a lot better from the other suspensions I've seen before. It's not just all about comfort though, it's about the suspensions durability to hold up. Suspensions can fail, but with KW you have that extra added comfort of knowing that you have a set of KW's which are TUV certified and are ultra strong...

I'm a big advocate of KW ever since I got the V2's on my car, and it really is something that every real modder should get on their car. To be honest, I think you have a better chance of bending forged wheels in a pothole than this suspension getting damaged. Also remember, KW holds a lifetime warranty as well, so you have double protection there
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Why would you want Powerflex bushings instead of M3 bushings ? The M3 ones are tried and true on e90 platform (especially for the rear subframe), Powerflex on the e90 platform is quite rare.
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Potholes aren't as bad as NY but through downtown LA with KW V2's they're not bad at all, a lot better from the other suspensions I've seen before. It's not just all about comfort though, it's about the suspensions durability to hold up. Suspensions can fail, but with KW you have that extra added comfort of knowing that you have a set of KW's which are TUV certified and are ultra strong...

I'm a big advocate of KW ever since I got the V2's on my car, and it really is something that every real modder should get on their car. To be honest, I think you have a better chance of bending forged wheels in a pothole than this suspension getting damaged. Also remember, KW holds a lifetime warranty as well, so you have double protection there
I already have the v3's (haven't installed yet). Im actually looking to see if a oem bushing for the front ca would make the ride feel less stiffer on potholes or should go with powerflex which I know is stiffer.
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Why would you want Powerflex bushings instead of M3 bushings ? The M3 ones are tried and true on e90 platform (especially for the rear subframe), Powerflex on the e90 platform is quite rare.
Does M3 front ca bushings fit my xi?
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