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      11-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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which is the best for me?

I'm thinking of getting the KW kit for my 335i e90, but the problem is I don't know which variant to get. I don't go to the track so its just purely for road use. I have the sport suspension and I still want to lower my car a little bit more. Should I just get H&R sport springs or go with KW's (if so which variant should I get)? Thanks for the help!!
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V2 should be good for you. You can adjust height and rebound (stiffness).
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The ST Suspension coilover, which is made by KW and comperable to the V1, is a excellent option for a daily driven car.
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If you're looking to replace the springs, you should also look into replacing the shocks as well. You can run H&R springs on stock shocks for a while but eventually they will wear out and you'd have to buy new shocks and spend $ on another installation. I would just get everything done correctly the first time around.
Also, you cant go wrong with any of the KWs. Depending on your budget and what you're looking for, shocks/springs combos will work just fine in place of coilovers.

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If you're looking to replace the springs, you should also look into replacing the shocks as well. You can run H&R springs on stock shocks for a while but eventually they will wear out and you'd have to buy new shocks and spend $ on another installation. I would just get everything done correctly the first time around.
Also, you cant go wrong with any of the KWs. Depending on your budget and what you're looking for, shocks/springs combos will work just fine in place of coilovers.
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The ST Suspension coilover, which is made by KW and comperable to the V1, is a excellent option for a daily driven car.
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Really cant go wrong with KW i think.

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if you are just driving work daily - V1
if you want to control ride - V2
if you are a "RACER" - V3
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... you cant go wrong with any of the KWs. Depending on your budget and what you're looking for, shocks/springs combos will work just fine in place of coilovers.
suspension modification suggestions needed for my particular needs/situation.

i have STOCK suspension (my ecuador dealer told me because of the occassional sh*tty roads here lowering my car 15mm with sports suspension is a no no, so i ordered my car with STOCK suspension).

unfortunately, i have my new 335 CABRIO, but the suspension is too floaty for me. i do not track my car very much but drive my 335 daily driver aggressively.

I WANT AN UPGRADE, but want the ability /flexibily to keep my stock suspension height or maybe lower it a bit (but probably less than the full 15mm sport suspension height)).

please recommend either a good shock and spring combo that would give me the flexibility to stay at stock suspension (not sport) height or slightly lower. coilovers for me may be an overkill. in performance suspension terms the ultimate height i choose may be quite high compared to guys wanting to drop thier cars.

i was thinking the billstien adjustable shocks but was told that even thier highest height setting would drop my stock suspensin quite low.

for sways, i do not want the hassel of possible occassional inncorect part problems (like UCC and HR sways), so i would probably go with the M front and rear sways.

i look forward to your suggestions and good prices.
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