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      02-03-2018, 08:21 AM   #265
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Hi guys, does anyone know if the E90 (2006) 320D has the same legs/springs as a 2009 (facelift) E90 320D?
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      06-01-2018, 02:20 PM   #266
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I'm looking to buy a 2007 328i which has been lowered on blisten sport struts and H&R Race Springs

1. Before buying I would like to know if anyone else in canada is running a similar setup and how is the winter driving? I'm from montreal so our winters are pretty bad and I'm worried of getting stuck way too often.

2. Also would H&R Sport springs be a better option for daily driving including winter?

(I will always be running winter tires in winter so that's not a factor)

3. Finally, I would like to know how bad is the camber with the race springs and what camber kit would you recommend to fix it?
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      11-04-2018, 11:18 PM   #267
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what about rear shock mounts? how much difference does it make? I saw someonline that say they never wear out and are high performance. I don't take my car on the track and it's a stock model 328xi but I want to start doing th ebest I can with what I have. thanks!
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      11-20-2018, 08:58 PM   #268
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what about rear shock mounts? how much difference does it make? I saw some online that say they never wear out and are high performance. I don't take my car on the track and it's a stock model 328xi but I want to start doing the best I can with what I have. thanks!
Stock rear upper suspension mounts are extremely soft - a little firmer that those pink pencil erasers. With coilovers, they act like another source of dampening and don't let the coilover work. When you press down on the car in the rear, you can see just the mount flexing up and down, coilovers aren't even engaged. I would replace them. AKG Motorsports makes two hardness options - I have these.

No increase in NVH.

I want to try the rear suspension mounts next
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what about rear shock mounts? how much difference does it make? I saw someonline that say they never wear out and are high performance. I don't take my car on the track and it's a stock model 328xi but I want to start doing th ebest I can with what I have. thanks!
I'd go full poly for those, the stock ones are like a sponge. Negligible difference in NVH.
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I'm looking to buy a 2007 328i which has been lowered on blisten sport struts and H&R Race Springs

1. Before buying I would like to know if anyone else in canada is running a similar setup and how is the winter driving? I'm from montreal so our winters are pretty bad and I'm worried of getting stuck way too often.

2. Also would H&R Sport springs be a better option for daily driving including winter?

(I will always be running winter tires in winter so that's not a factor)

3. Finally, I would like to know how bad is the camber with the race springs and what camber kit would you recommend to fix it?
Can't comment on the H&R stuff, but the camber will not be "bad". You just need an alignment as lowering the car will make the angles change
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      12-07-2018, 01:17 PM   #271
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When you mean full twist on the rear and 7/8 twist on the front; is it 1 full twist and 7/8 twist from the softest setting to the stiffest setting? Thanks.
Yes, that's it.
What springs on the Koni Yellows are you running? Are you using the non adjustable rear shock or the custom rear shock from Dinan?

Hows the ride been, since you've put some more time on the setup since you last posted, maybe even better now after breaking the setup in..?

How are the roads in your area? Is that a concern for you personally
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