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      12-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #156
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Drives: 2012 335i
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Location: Lost in NJ

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Originally Posted by sk515 View Post
Hmm the drop actually looks like the same height as my M Sport. This kinda aligns with bananachipz comment that your part # is for the M Sport springs.
Yeah, the more I've driven it, the more I've realized it's the M Sport springs, NOT the M Perf Springs.

I'm actually ok with it though...I can't imagine a more FIRM ride. The dampeners/ARBs have changed the handling of the car DRASTICALLY.

Going off of purely non-track, winter tire impressions versus STOCK suspension:
1. Body roll has been reduced about 65%
2. Lane change maneuvers without body roll about 50%
3. Off/On ramp speed stability - I've gained about 20 mph without losing control of the car (limited by my standard seats lack of side bolsters!)
4. Turn in crispness - increased by about 75%

All in all, it's probably a combination of the M Sport Springs/ARBs + Upgraded Dampeners, but I'd like to think the $1500 I spent on the "suspension kit" was why it's all amazing now...
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