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      01-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #23
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Seen it? You seem to have it!! I just picked mine back up 10 minutes ago. Love it! Looks like you got the whole kit. I'd like to check out that rear diffuser.
yes, i have it

i'll try to get some photos of the diffuser for you.
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      01-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #24
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as far as i know BMW has not released an adaptive version of their performance suspension. However, i have read that there will be a version available sometime. It's hearsay, nothing definitive but i think you'll seen it eventually

Looks like you went with BMW Encinitas too..Work with service advisor Sean Puno and their Tech Ian. Mention James.

What part of town are you in? Im in Del Sur/Santaluz
It's funny because I recognized Sean from when he worked at Pioneer Porsche. When SD Porsche bought them out, they changed the whole staff.

We're close. I'm in Carmel Valley.
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find some availability and lets chat. maybe at the next coffee run. are you a BMW car cub member?
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yes i have seen the splitter. here's a couple images of my car with suspension
Whoa! I like your grill!
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Yeah nice grille. I thought you had to take the rear diffuser when you get the front splitter as per BMW? They say for aerodynamic reasons (probably BS)
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thank you. i have the splitter and the diffuser. ill try and get some fotos. been stuck at work.

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I guess I can use this as an excuse to get full blown aftermarket coil overs. [/quote]

yep, sell me your suspension when you get coilovers...fits an xi right?
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yep, sell me your suspension when you get coilovers...fits an xi right?
Nope.
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Really? Can someone show/confirm this? Maybe through part numbers etc?

Don't get me wrong at all, I'd love for the M-Adaptive to be stiffer than the normal sports suspension, but all I have is word of mouth to go on. And all that does is cause endless debates on no real facts.

For example, my source was a BMW race engineer at a BMW drive event. Admittedly, the Adaptive was just coming out at the time. I specifically asked him while in Sports mode if the suspension would be stiffer than the normal sport suspension. He said no. But then again, it was new at the time and he may not have had a chance to look at it.

Still, I find the M-Adaptive "feels" less stiff than my old e90's ( although I am on winter non-RFT's right now, but I am trying to compare winter apples to winter apples ).
I agree, when I thought I was driving a car with it, the Sports Mode felt stiffer. Afterward I learned it had passive. So there is a bit of psychological impression to it. That's why without real numbers I'm skeptical as well.
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M Sport Adaptive Suspension makes the car into a 5* one. THE most important option bar none IMO.
I wish people would spend their hard earned on this option instead of 'tarting up' ones. Makes no sense.
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M Sport Adaptive Suspension makes the car into a 5* one. THE most important option bar none IMO.
I wish people would spend their hard earned on this option instead of 'tarting up' ones. Makes no sense.
Agreed. Hard to believe people spend money on grills, wheels, tint and other cosmetic options before this. And it catapults the car above a standard E90 in every respect.
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Agreed. Hard to believe people spend money on grills, wheels, tint and other cosmetic options before this. And it catapults the car above a standard E90 in every respect.
Glad you and I are on the same page. Without the MS Suspenders, the car is average. With it, it's nirvana and then some.
Adaptive suspension is the single most important option on any car that has this available. It really works wonders.
Call me old fashioned!!!!!
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The only negative things I read about the M Adaptive Suspension are from people without it.
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The only negative things I read about the M Adaptive Suspension are from people without it.
Ha, ha! I can only for them. For a few hundred $ or they 'saved' they got a car that's an also ran.
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This is correct. Adaptive is both stiffer in sport mode, and softer in comfort mode, than the standard passive sport/non-sport suspensions, while also having more body control in BOTH modes, and constantly measuring the road to give the best result in both modes.
I agree except that it is adaptive, so wouldnt the correct statement be that it can be stiffer in sport and can be softer in comfort, but isn't always either?
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This is correct. Adaptive is both stiffer in sport mode, and softer in comfort mode, than the standard passive sport/non-sport suspensions, while also having more body control in BOTH modes, and constantly measuring the road to give the best result in both modes.
Body control .... that's the key.
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Ha, ha! I can only for them. For a few hundred $ or they 'saved' they got a car that's an also ran.
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The passive Sport Suspension is hardly also ran.
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The passive Sport Suspension is hardly also ran.
Have you got M Sport Adaptive?
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Have you got M Sport Adaptive?
No and I also don't have a diesel.
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The only negative things I read about the M Adaptive Suspension are from people without it.
Although I have nothing negative to say about Adaptive suspension, I wish I hadn't ordered it. There isn't a huge difference between the two settings, and I prefer Sport setting in just about all situations.
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Although I have nothing negative to say about Adaptive suspension, I wish I hadn't ordered it. There isn't a huge difference between the two settings, and I prefer Sport setting in just about all situations.
Between which two settings? Sport and Comfort are very different on my car.
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Although I have nothing negative to say about Adaptive suspension, I wish I hadn't ordered it. There isn't a huge difference between the two settings, and I prefer Sport setting in just about all situations.
That's why when I ordered my car I didn't get it. I was coming from an E46 M3 and knew I'd be in Sports mode all the time anyway--which is true. I've never driven in anything but since day one.
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