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      05-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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E90 XI Version

If I want to upgrade the cornering on my XI version what should I do?

1. Upgrade sway bars ... What one's are the best?

2. Endlinks?

3. Strut bars?

4. Coilovers or springs?
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      05-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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Start with coilovers. I've had KW V1 for almost 4 years / 25000 miles now and love them!
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Start with coilovers. I've had KW V1 for almost 4 years / 25000 miles now and love them!
Any rust?
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      05-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #4
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Coilovers first. I too have KW V1 and they're great. I hear a lot of people upgrade their sway bars and bushings to M3 ones after that. Also hearing great results from endlinks and strutbars. The coilovers are a huge investment..probably same price as all of the other 3 options combined. But you also get rid of the ugly xi ride height which is worth it for me. If you're looking for a lot performance go with with V2's since they have dampening adjustments. V1's are just lowering. Also I hear Megan Racing has now has a set for xi's and they're a couple hundred $ cheaper than V1's + they have dampening.
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Perfect timing for this thread -- I just purchased a new to me '10 335xi twelve days ago. Don't care for the stock look but more importantly the "weird, non-bmw" ride. Looking to make this the car it should have been to begin with. For me though, I can't go too low as I need to be able to deal with snow and poor road conditions.

Just want to boost the handling....

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Coilovers first. I too have KW V1 and they're great. I hear a lot of people upgrade their sway bars and bushings to M3 ones after that. Also hearing great results from endlinks and strutbars. The coilovers are a huge investment..probably same price as all of the other 3 options combined. But you also get rid of the ugly xi ride height which is worth it for me. If you're looking for a lot performance go with with V2's since they have dampening adjustments. V1's are just lowering. Also I hear Megan Racing has now has a set for xi's and they're a couple hundred $ cheaper than V1's + they have dampening.
Megan guy disappeared. A few members are trying to get a BC xi setup going.
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Coilovers first. I too have KW V1 and they're great. I hear a lot of people upgrade their sway bars and bushings to M3 ones after that. Also hearing great results from endlinks and strutbars. The coilovers are a huge investment..probably same price as all of the other 3 options combined. But you also get rid of the ugly xi ride height which is worth it for me. If you're looking for a lot performance go with with V2's since they have dampening adjustments. V1's are just lowering. Also I hear Megan Racing has now has a set for xi's and they're a couple hundred $ cheaper than V1's + they have dampening.
If you want to get V2's don't forget to trade in your 328xi for a 328i since only V1's and V3's fit xi's.
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If you want to get V2's don't forget to trade in your 328xi for a 328i since only V1's and V3's fit xi's.
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