Originally Posted by Tremolo
According to KW, you do indeed have the short springs. Try jacking up one side of your front wheel. No need to take off the wheel. Just check the perch and how high it is. It will probably at the top or close to it. I'm sure your ride is fine for now. But after a week or two, it'll settle and you will immediately notice how much worse the ride will be. Some people don't mind the ride quality being diminished, but I'm a real stickler for ride quality.
The original pic in my post is the when the perch was about 3/4 inch from the top. However, if you read on, I raised it all the way up. This raised the car about 1/2 an inch. The ride quality was really good. But after a week, the front settled again to the same height as the original pic. That's how short/soft the springs are.
My car right now is about the height of your car. The ride quality isn't unbearable and it honestly looks pretty nice. But the fact that it's the highest it can go is just not right. It is not the product they advertised and it's not what I paid for. Ironically, they would deny you warranty on your shocks since it's too low.
KW has a good rep. But I judge a company by how they handle the situation when they have a "miss". Some research will show that most fans of KW probably had no problems with their KW products. But read about the bad experiences. They echo the experience I had.
Hi Again tremolo,
Another question for you; since you have had the KW's on, has your check engine light come on for any reason?
I woke up today, and noticed my check engine light was on. I took it to BMW since there is one right near where I live and they didn't think it was a big deal and told me to come back in a couple of days if it doesn't go away. The guy didn't think the new c/o system would have anything to do with it.
I mentioned that a day before, I got a message on my car telling me to "fasten the gas cap", so I went, it already was fastened, unfastened it, then restarted the car and it was good and cleared.
BMW worker thinks that maybe my wheel bumped the wheel well in the back and triggered the gas cap message like that, and thinks it may clear in a couple of days. I am probably going to take it back to LTMW after work and have them check that code out..
Also, tremolo, have you noticed or felt any grinding at all in the front? I feel a slight grind once and awhile while turning, especially on dips; although LTMW said after looking it all again, everything was clearing with no rubbing, but thought maybe it was something to do with my steering column, have you had anything similar?