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      08-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #1
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Sport suspension not "tight" enough

I have an '09 E90 M package (34k miles) and while the suspension is comfortable and compliant over most road imperfections, it doesn't feel tight enough and it can feel a bit bouncy and floaty to me.

This is going to be my DD so I don't want a race car punishing ride at all nor am interested in "slamming" the car. I just want to tighten up the suspension so it feels more responsive & buttoned down while at the same time eliminate the tire / fender gap.

For what I've been reading, it looks like the KW V1s might help me achieve what I want on this car but I've also read good things about Koni yellows / H&R sport springs setups. Opinions, other setup suggestions & recommendations as of which place has the better prices for these are welcomed.

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      08-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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if you are happy with the ride height, koni yellows are the most economical option, and you'll be able to turn up the rebound damping to eliminate the "floaty" feeling. The rears are kinda a pain to adjust though.
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I'd like to eliminate the tire / fender gap as well so probably COs are my best choice.
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Yah v1 are your best choice they're firm as in you do feel the road but no bottoming out or banging 95 percent of the time also they're adjustable I had mine pretty low not slammed but below tire back was about half way covering tire front had alittle it was beautiful but was not functional I scraped my underbody really bad over a like 3 small speed bump on a detour through a parking lot and I almost cried lol felt like I broke my car from how bad it was but nothing happened. So I hired it to be just a tad lower than flush on the rear and a finger space on the front and it's alot better now functionally and it has more travel now so I do have a better ride too nothing dramatic but noticeable I can send you pics of you want been meaning to do a review but been lazy lately
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