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      12-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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adaptive suspension retrofit

can the adaptive suspension be retrofitted?
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      12-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Not really.
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      12-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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It'd probably be cheaper to just buy a new car.

I'm just guessing here, but I cannot imagine it being an easy swap.
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      12-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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No, it cannot be retrofitted. The best alternative is either M-sport suspension retrofit or M-performance suspension kit.
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Anything is possible if you have the bank. Possible does not equate to logical however.
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      12-05-2012, 12:39 PM   #6
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Anything is possible if you have the bank. Possible does not equate to logical however.
Sometimes you can have all the money in the world, if you don't have the right people it ain't gonna happen. In this case there is so much more than just struts, it's all wired to the car, etc. Good luck finding someone competent enough for that kind of retrofit outside the assembly line!

If you have the bank you just buy a new car and set this one on fire!
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      12-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #7
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why? get the m performance suspension, then you would get a better suspension than the DHP
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      12-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #8
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Sometimes you can have all the money in the world, if you don't have the right people it ain't gonna happen. In this case there is so much more than just struts, it's all wired to the car, etc. Good luck finding someone competent enough for that kind of retrofit outside the assembly line!

If you have the bank you just buy a new car and set this one on fire!
You use all the money in the world to GET the right people. ;-)

I'm confident I could get the physical aspects and wiring squared away. It's not rocket surgery. The key would be configuring all of the body modules correctly. Not an impossible task, but definitely requires said "right people" and the access to the equipment to do it. I doubt it's much more than toggling a couple of software switches.

Manufacturers generally have every available configuration/option/market available in their body modules and ECUs. They simply toggle them on/off as necessary. You obviously need to add any specialized modules that are exclusive to a given market/package, but all of the others on the bus should be ready to accept it.
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      12-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #9
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It is technically possible, neither easy nor cheap but possible.
Most probably your service won't want to do it, they usually make money from replacing filters plugs etc. This is hard work for them.
If your service says BMW won't supply the set you might
want to look at KW DDC coilovers, they are plug&play compatible
with f20 afaik.
but installation is still same ton-load of work.
My guess is 2500 parts + 500~1000 inst.
I used to have the same urge but now I think it's a waste of money.
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      12-06-2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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thanks for all your replies!

I indeed asked BMW service and yes they basically said no. My alternative is KW DDC but it is expensive ! a quote from a local garage is 3000 euro for parts, 300 euro for labour and 400 euro for the iPhone control module !
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