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      02-01-2018, 03:14 PM   #1
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Full Dinan suspension on 340xi with THP?

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I have 2016 340xi with Track Handling Package (which has DDC).

How much of a handling upgrade would it be to install Dinan:

Springs
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Any reviews out there? I would really like to keep comfort mode where it is in terms of ride quality, just that I want the car to be more planted in sport plus...

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It’s a good street set up but not good enough for tracking as DVC experienced. He went with Dinan springs and shockware first but needed to swictpptch to coilovers when the shocks couldn’t keep up.

I personally went with just springs, ride handling, and shockware. Didn’t do the sways as it’s costly to install and I didn’t need it to be stiffer and was content with the turn in balance. Search for dvc’s review. Very good write up
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It’s a good street set up but not good enough for tracking as DVC experienced. He went with Dinan springs and shockware first but needed to swictpptch to coilovers when the shocks couldn’t keep up.

I personally went with just springs, ride handling, and shockware. Didn’t do the sways as it’s costly to install and I didn’t need it to be stiffer and was content with the turn in balance. Search for dvc’s review. Very good write up
What are DVC's as I hate the suspension on my car?
I want to go Shockware and Dinans but now I am worried its going to be a waste of time as I'd like to road race my car as well.
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It’s a good street set up but not good enough for tracking as DVC experienced. He went with Dinan springs and shockware first but needed to swictpptch to coilovers when the shocks couldn’t keep up.

I personally went with just springs, ride handling, and shockware. Didn’t do the sways as it’s costly to install and I didn’t need it to be stiffer and was content with the turn in balance. Search for dvc’s review. Very good write up
What are DVC's as I hate the suspension on my car?
I want to go Shockware and Dinans but now I am worried its going to be a waste of time as I'd like to road race my car as well.
If you want to race your vehicle, I suggest to explore coilover options especially Ohlins R&T. You want properly matched springs and shocks to meet the additional demands placed on the suspension.
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If you want to race your vehicle, I suggest to explore coilover options especially Ohlins R&T. You want properly matched springs and shocks to meet the additional demands placed on the suspension.
2249.00 ,that money I will save then for my future car a Porsche.

And I also have the dynamic handling package on my car so those nice coilovers will not work unfortunately.
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2249.00 ,that money I will save then for my future car a Porsche.

And I also have the dynamic handling package on my car so those nice coilovers will not work unfortunately.
Indeed. If you want to preserve DHP with adjustable shocks, the choices are limited. Bilstein DampTronic B16 coilovers which use existing DHP functionality are not yet available in the US.
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Indeed. If you want to preserve DHP with adjustable shocks, the choices are limited. Bilstein DampTronic B16 coilovers which use existing DHP functionality are not yet available in the US.
Yeah I read about that a few weeks ago. May just go with the basic Dinan suspension stuff for now .
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If you want to race your vehicle, I suggest to explore coilover options especially Ohlins R&T. You want properly matched springs and shocks to meet the additional demands placed on the suspension.
I'd suggest those too but they're not officially compatible with xDrive.

You should go with bilstein B16 then but as you said, you want to keep DHP so guess Dinan is the best way
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