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      02-15-2018, 10:56 PM   #1
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e90 xdrive coilovers or shocks/springs test drive?

With the coming summer the time has come for me to properly lower my 335i xdrive and get rid of that gap and improve handling and ride. Is there anyone who has done this and is riding on coilovers or shocks and springs that could give me a ride to see how it feels?

Looking at H&R coilovers or KW V1 or ST. I heard these don't ride the best though on these streets. I also read that shocks/springs don't ever completely get rid of the reverse rake effect and to do it right I need coils. Which means the only options then is KW V3 or TC Kline SA for $2400. Hoping to avoid paying that much if I can for a decent coilover set up.
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With the coming summer the time has come for me to properly lower my 335i xdrive and get rid of that gap and improve handling and ride. Is there anyone who has done this and is riding on coilovers or shocks and springs that could give me a ride to see how it feels?

Looking at H&R coilovers or KW V1 or ST. I heard these don't ride the best though on these streets. I also read that shocks/springs don't ever completely get rid of the reverse rake effect and to do it right I need coils. Which means the only options then is KW V3 or TC Kline SA for $2400. Hoping to avoid paying that much if I can for a decent coilover set up.
The KW's are crap. TCK's are better. We're hoping Ohlins will deliver on new fronts that will make the DFV's workable for the xDrive. If you want to just have solid daily performance the FSD's have been great after over 20k and paired with Eibach Pro's sourced from Germany, the car is on rails.

You'll need swaybar links as well, or you lose a bunch of bar rate and the car gets sloppy.

You can try my FSD's with Eibach Pro's. Tetsuo has driven it and thought it was great. He had TCK's on his last wagon.
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