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      03-28-2015, 07:04 AM   #1
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435d Gran Coupe MSport on ACS Springs

Picked it up last weekend from Williams BMW in Stockport - it's got the MSport Plus Pack, Sunroof and Folding Mirrors.

I had the ACS Springs fitted this week - just need some spacers and I'll be done - hope you guys like
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      03-28-2015, 07:28 AM   #2
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Very nice, looks good

Btw post it on the UK bit and you will have further comments and even more suggestions on what to spend your money on

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      03-28-2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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Very nice to see more and more GC being lowered. How much did the ACS springs lower your car? I'm just waiting to save enough fun money to get some Bilstein coils.
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      03-28-2015, 11:08 AM   #4
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20mm I was told - as the car is an Xdrive it started off 10mm higher than normal, I'm pleased with the way it sits now - plus there is very little difference in ride comfort
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Looks great!
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Beautiful car and an amazing engine!
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      05-09-2015, 04:37 PM   #7
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Looks great ... I cannot tell which color is it? Carbon Black?!
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Looks great ... I cannot tell which color is it? Carbon Black?!
Yep - Carbon Black 😀
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I'm wondering if the ACS springs might be a better option than the H&Rs. It's hard to get objective feedback.
Can you give some more pictures showing the stance and also feedback on handling & ride? thank you. car looks good!
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I'm wondering if the ACS springs might be a better option than the H&Rs. It's hard to get objective feedback.
Can you give some more pictures showing the stance and also feedback on handling & ride? thank you. car looks good!
From what I've read, the ACS springs are a milder drop. Personally I'm considering them or the Dinan springs.
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      05-10-2015, 09:35 AM   #12
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I'm wondering if the ACS springs might be a better option than the H&Rs. It's hard to get objective feedback.
Can you give some more pictures showing the stance and also feedback on handling & ride? thank you. car looks good!
I was after an OEMish look - I didn't want to drop it too much and also didn't want to sacrifice the ride quality - basically my primary objective was to make the car sit like a non X Drive version which I think I've achieved with the ACS Springs.

Re: ride and handling, the car feels a lot more sure footed round the corners and there has been no noticeable deterioration in ride comfort - overall I'd highly recommend the ACS springs if you want to get rid of the SUV stance on the X Drive models

Some more pics below showing the stance - I've fitted some 10mm spacers all round too since the last photos I posted.
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great info, thank you. the height in the back looks great. front still looks high, but that is a bad angle to judge. what do you think about the front height?

I don't have x-drive, so I'd get a little lower outcome i assume.
nice Carbon Black! our cars look like siblings!
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Oh look its the car I can dream about, but will never be able to get, lol. (I live stateside, so my 328d will probably be the only sub-5er diesel that makes it over here.) Very tasteful drop on it, and a very nice looking car as well!
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20mm I was told - as the car is an Xdrive it started off 10mm higher than normal, I'm pleased with the way it sits now - plus there is very little difference in ride comfort
Looking on the ACS website, the drop is "around 30mm"?

Would you mind measuring the gap between the top of tire to the fender front and rear? Also, did you get an alignment after installing the springs? I am curious how far out of spec the car gets after lowering.

I think I am going to get these. ACS has a facility just up the road from my house so I am going to check them out.
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It looks great
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I got confirmation from ACS that for cars with MSport suspension already the drop is about 15mm which is a shame because I am looking for more like 25mm.

I just checked H&R and their website also says the drop range for the GC with MSport suspension is .6" front, .5" rear. So it looks like if I want more of a drop I will have to coils. Dayum!!!!
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      05-13-2015, 12:36 PM   #19
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20mm I was told - as the car is an Xdrive it started off 10mm higher than normal, I'm pleased with the way it sits now - plus there is very little difference in ride comfort
Looking on the ACS website, the drop is "around 30mm"?

Would you mind measuring the gap between the top of tire to the fender front and rear? Also, did you get an alignment after installing the springs? I am curious how far out of spec the car gets after lowering.

I think I am going to get these. ACS has a facility just up the road from my house so I am going to check them out.
Sorry for the delay, I've been ill - top of tyre to front fender 35mm ish, top of tyre to rear fender 25mm ish.
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Love the combo and setup !
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      07-04-2015, 04:58 AM   #22
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Hi Mambo, I've just ordered a 435d GC (also in Carbon Black) with M Adaptive Suspension. Will I also need spacers if I fit the ACS springs?
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