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      08-09-2022, 10:03 AM   #1
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Suspension upgrade?

I have a stock 08 e93. I would to improve the handling and retain some comfort. I was recommended installing h&r street springs and bilstein b8's. Thoughts?
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      08-09-2022, 11:12 AM   #2
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Most people find the Koni/Eibach ProKit more comfortable than the Bilsteins, which can be quite harsh at low speeds.
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      08-09-2022, 02:17 PM   #3
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Does anyone have experience with KW V1
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      08-10-2022, 01:05 PM   #4
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Can anyone recommend a vendor for a KW kit?
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      08-14-2022, 08:27 PM   #5
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Do B6. Shocks and struts are just one piece of a puzzle.
I track my car on B6 (as it is my daily), but I have polyurethane bushings in the rear, Monroe shock mounts (stiffer than OE, dirt cheap), M3 control arms in the back. All that dramatically improved handling and car is still comfortable to take kids in the morning to school, skiing etc.
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      08-16-2022, 03:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for your input. Sounds like a nice set up. FCP Euro has a B6 kit. It includes Monroe shock mounts. They also have TRW M3 control arm kits. Should I do front and rear? Which bushings do you recommend?
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      08-16-2022, 07:33 PM   #7
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I would highly recommend the KW street comfort kit for your needs.

It uses a higher spring rate than the V1-V3 kits and also uses linear springs (even the clubsports only have linear springs up front). The result is a much more stable ride thats rebound and height adjustable, rides well, and is super responsive.

I much prefer it to the V1-V3 kits. I installed it a few months back and have been very happy so far.
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Thanks for your input. Sounds like a nice set up. FCP Euro has a B6 kit. It includes Monroe shock mounts. They also have TRW M3 control arm kits. Should I do front and rear? Which bushings do you recommend?
I am also selling b6 rear shock for cheap in for sale thread.
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      08-16-2022, 08:52 PM   #9
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At first I landed on the KW V2. Then a vendor was telling about the street comfort kit, I was considering it. I've been reading a lot of threads, everyone has their opinion, different vehicles and different driving styles, I get it. I'm an old guy that likes to drive fast, aggressive, my days in the canyon are mostly behind me. I do like some comfort, so does my wife. One member wrote, "it would be nice to test drive the different set ups, I agree. Thanks for all the input, I'm still kicking it around. I did see the B6's for sale, interesting.
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