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      08-08-2012, 03:16 AM   #1
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F30 Coilovers Options - Comprehensive Overview

This thread began asking where all of the coilover options were for the F30 before many kits were released. Since this thread was started, we've seen a couple companies begin to offer kits. From here out, this thread will be a comprehensive list of all coilover options offered for the F30 platform. If you know of any not listed in this first post please reply to thread and I will add them! Pricing is approximate, all info is based on what is available online.

F30 Coilover Options

BC RACING




BILSTEIN
  • MSRP ???
  • Rumored to be available in Germany, nothing stateside yet



CKS
  • $1850.00 [$2200.00 w/Optional Swift Springs]
  • Released 05/12
  • Evolution Racewerks is currently using these on their project 328i w/Swift Springs.
  • Includes top hats
  • Includes Camber plates for front
  • Damping on top for front
  • Damping on strut for rears
  • Includes thrust washers for the springs
  • Swift Springs is an option





HP Autowerks hinted at a kit in
this thread but nothing yet.
  • 8/8/12 Prototyping Koni based coilover system



H&R




KW
  • $1600-$2850 [Variant 1 - Variant 3 w/Electronic Damping Control]
  • 8/14/12 Confirmed Released -> KW V1, V2, & V3 for F30
  • Must use OEM top hats
  • Has adjustable damping on top hats

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It takes weeks of designing and fitting of parts, CNC work and hours of street and track testing before anything can be released.

Kit is currently in the fitment phase and we hope to be on the road with this kit today.

There will be both a single and double adjustable kit based on Koni dampers for the F30.
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HP - Great, that's what I like to hear!

My impatience gets the best of me at times, just can't wait to drop I think I may be used to the import market where parts are available immediately, and from an array of manufacturers. Take, for example, the 2013 FR-S/BRZ; there are already more coilover options released for a '13MY than our 12MY chassis F30.
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looking at coilover options too. coilovers plus base 17" rims with crap runflats ftw! haha seriously though. i'd rather invest in a set of coils than upgrade my rims if at all.
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I'm sure you guys have seen this. BC also came out with a coilover set.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=732008
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I think BC and CKS are both out of Taiwan. CKS was out a few months before BC though.

We also have KW confirmed now as well.

Let's see what else is on the way
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Anyone know if CKS has a stainless steel body? Their description says "steel". I emailed a distributor of CKS to ask about this and they replied "I believe it is stainless steel".
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I'm going with some H&R springs as a temporary solution as well. Can't wait for the AST's to be released.
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I'm going with some H&R springs as a temporary solution as well. Can't wait for the AST's to be released.
I'm strongly considering the temporary H&R route as well, cheap enough to justify. Cannot take the 4x4 stance on OEM 17's much longer, haha.
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I'm strongly considering the temporary H&R route as well, cheap enough to justify. Cannot take the 4x4 stance on OEM 17's much longer, haha.
Why not go with KW? They are available now. CKS is also available.
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BC Racing has a kit. We helped them develop the kit.

Here's the thread.

If you're interested in a kit, send me a PM!

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734552
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The CKS has a stainless steel body. Very nice. It costs about as much as the KW v2 though. Hmmmm, I wonder which I should go with. I'm ready to ditch these H&Rs.
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Why not go with KW? They are available now. CKS is also available.
Really want to see the options before pulling the trigger, I guess. Measure twice, cut once

Dropped by Evolution Raceworks for some N26 work and their 328i is on CKS coilovers. Dropped to a good height and the owner was telling me CKS use Swift springs - good to know! Still at that price, KW V2's are tempting as well.
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Really want to see the options before pulling the trigger, I guess. Measure twice, cut once

Dropped by Evolution Raceworks for some N26 work and their 328i is on CKS coilovers. Dropped to a good height and the owner was telling me CKS use Swift springs - good to know! Still at that price, KW V2's are tempting as well.
Did you by chance get to take the 328i for a spin? Some say it's smooth like stock with the Swift springs. Unfortunately, the Swift springs aren't standard on the CKS coilovers. They are $300 more. That kind of puts me over the edge to get some KWs instead.
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Did you by chance get to take the 328i for a spin? Some say it's smooth like stock with the Swift springs. Unfortunately, the Swift springs aren't standard on the CKS coilovers. They are $300 more. That kind of puts me over the edge to get some KWs instead.
Without rebound adjustment the car rides slightly on the bouncey side I was told. That said, the suspension was tuned with track in mind so this is very likely due to the spring rates he chose as well. I'll be dropping by their shop again some time soon, will definitely take it for a spin.
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Without rebound adjustment the car rides slightly on the bouncey side I was told. That said, the suspension was tuned with track in mind so this is very likely due to the spring rates he chose as well. I'll be dropping by their shop again some time soon, will definitely take it for a spin.
Interesting. I didn't know that the CKS had rebound adjustment. I thought it was just the Damping adjustment. That would put it in line with the KW V3s instead of the V2.

I'm definitely looking for less bouncy. I can hardly stand my H&Rs anymore.
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Koni based system will come in both single and double adjustable.
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Interesting. I didn't know that the CKS had rebound adjustment. I thought it was just the Damping adjustment. That would put it in line with the KW V3s instead of the V2.

I'm definitely looking for less bouncy. I can hardly stand my H&Rs anymore.
Oh sorry if I wasn't clear! CKS is not rebound, only damping, thus *can* be a bit bouncy.

2-way adjustable tuned properly would be great, this is what I'm going for.


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Great to hear! Once you have more info post here and I will update OP
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Nice!!! Excellent choice, now get 'em on the car and let us know your thoughts
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Tremolo can you comment on how they ride ie stiffness, body roll, etc and contrast with H&R. I know its an upgrade over the springs just want to know the details.
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Tremolo can you comment on how they ride ie stiffness, body roll, etc and contrast with H&R. I know its an upgrade over the springs just want to know the details.
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