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      11-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Bilstein B12-Pro - getting it fitted

Having lived with the E92 M-sport suspension for 1yr now, I took it upon myself to seek out a good-value replacement. My priorities for the new suspension were a setup for a competent road car:

1. Improved control and traction over bumps
2. Improved ride comfort over bumps
3. Improved lateral grip over bumps
4. Improved cornering/turn-in/response/grip
4. Improved traction under acceleration/braking

I was not concerned with looks - so far as I was not looking to lower the ride height, and if so, only minimally over the existing M-Sport setup.

I didn't want to have the option/expense of an adjustable setup. 99.9% of all my driving is on UK roads. I'd rather have a reputed suspension company do the research and develop a matched spring+damper set.

I have settled on the Bilstein B12-pro kit. Thier online catalogue of all products is available here -

http://web1.carparts-cat.com/default...101&52=1&30=16

Having looked at various fitting options. I was not going to fit myself. I didn't even bother getting a quote from a franchised main dealer but did look at the Birds-Auto kit which is a customised version of the B12-pro kit but eventually ruled that option out on basis of cost (circa 1600 fitted for springs and dampers). I did also ring a couple of other garages - although they are good reputable places, they weren't sure of the fitting times so erred on the side of caution and were quoting around 900 just for the fitting, around 1500 all in.

I eventually found Thorney Motorsport - well reputed and have a centre at Silverstone which is just down the road from me - 980 supplied and fitted.

..waiting for a date from them, but hope to get done in next couple of weeks. Will report back and will get the before/after photos..!
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I'm very interested in your impression of this set up.
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Have you fitted these yet? Interested to hear your impressions.
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