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      02-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #23
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Great info on the F30 suspension, thanks for sharing.
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the front suspension looks almost identical to the e90... even the aluminum components

rear looks pretty similar too except the shock is directly mounted to the large link on bottom.. where as on the e90 there was a huge soft bushing
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      02-15-2012, 02:42 PM   #25
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I was hoping they will get rid of this separate parking brake stuff, but they have wired habbit to keep it. I like everything in this car, really, with some normal single padded brakes (like mercs and others have), this will be just perfect.

Now you probably ask whats wrong with this one... well just try to have a car a bit more then its worranty millage and you'll know how it brakes someware on the motorway. This never happends if you don't have this "enhancement".
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is that optional?
No, front 4 piston calipers are standard on the 335i
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      02-16-2012, 01:17 AM   #27
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I wonder if a BBK for the e9x would fit on the F30
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      02-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #28
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It's not really clear to me whAt's the real everyday anvantage for me as a driver in this double pivot front suspension setup in both e90 and f30...

I would preffer double wishbond.
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It's not really clear to me whAt's the real everyday anvantage for me as a driver in this double pivot front suspension setup in both e90 and f30...

I would preffer double wishbond.
Amen to that homie! I would prefer a double wishbone suspension in the front as well, just as long as BMW's execution isn't as bad as the new 5er (F10 chassis).

On a separate note. I am getting the impression that BMW is going soft in the suspension department in general. 1st-This new car is longer, 2nd-It still has the crappy run flats, 3rd-Essentially the same suspension as the E90, 4th-Steel stamped components in the rear. Seems like we are really getting less but paying more and BMW is laughing all way to the bank.
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On a separate note. I am getting the impression that BMW is going soft in the suspension department in general. 1st-This new car is longer, 2nd-It still has the crappy run flats, 3rd-Essentially the same suspension as the E90, 4th-Steel stamped components in the rear. Seems like we are really getting less but paying more and BMW is laughing all way to the bank.
BMW has always carried over suspension. They used the same basic front suspension design on the E30, E36 and E46 - that spans 1982 through 2006. The E36 and E46 share the same rear suspension design, they even share some of the exact same parts. The E90 took the front and rear suspension from the E8X 1 Series - they share every single part I believe.

Same with the current cars. The F30 uses the exact same set of suspension arms (front & rear) as the F20 1 series.
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BMW has always carried over suspension. They used the same basic front suspension design on the E30, E36 and E46 - that spans 1982 through 2006. The E36 and E46 share the same rear suspension design, they even share some of the exact same parts. The E90 took the front and rear suspension from the E8X 1 Series - they share every single part I believe.

Same with the current cars. The F30 uses the exact same set of suspension arms (front & rear) as the F20 1 series.
Same basic front strut setup yes. However components have changed from E46 to E9x.
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GREAT INFO. Thanks for taking time to do this.
+1 thanks for doing this, great way to learn and understand
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On a separate note. I am getting the impression that BMW is going soft in the suspension department in general.
That must be why the F30 328i sport line on all season RFTs puts up the same cornering numbers as the E46 330i ZHP on staggered summers per Car & Driver's test numbers.

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and that's why BMW charged me so much for a suspension install...that ARB is TUCKED THE HELL IN!
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