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View Poll Results: What are your suspension plans?
I want to lower my car for aesthetic reasons and do not track my car. 89 22.14%
I track my car regularly and lower my car for better handling/increased spring rates. 38 9.45%
I would like to lower my car but worry about warranty issues. 60 14.93%
I do not track my car but lowered my car for better handling. 104 25.87%
I would never lower my car. 111 27.61%
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      05-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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Question Suspension Poll for 3/4 Series and 1/2 Series Owners (Please Vote)

To 3/4 Series (F3x) and 1/2 Series (F2x) Owners:

Please share with us in the poll above your perspective and plans for suspension.

After casting your vote, please also reply to this thread with the model of your car and suspension type (adaptive or static suspension).

This data will be considered for the future development of BMW's suspension kits. Thank you for your feedback.
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This poll needs a "none of the above" option. Not everyone who enjoys a nice stiff handling car takes it to the track, and there are OEM options with no warranty impact.
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335 with option 704 static suspension

It would be amazing if the M performance suspension were a low cost factory modification option, like how the M sport brakes are a low cost way to get the same caliper and rotor size as the M performance brakes. I would definitely pay a small incremental cost to get an OEM suspension that is as aggressive as an aftermarket setup
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To 3/4 Series (F3x) and 1/2 Series (F2x) Owners:

Please share with us in the poll above your perspective and plans for suspension.

After casting your vote, please also reply to this thread with the model of your car and suspension type (adaptive or static suspension).

Thank you for your feedback. This data will be considered for the future development of BMW's suspension kits.
Please add: I do not track my car but lowered my car for better handling.

I have the M Performance Suspension on my 2013 335i MSport and I do not track my car.
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Please add: I do not track my car but lowered my car for better handling.

I have the M Performance Suspension on my 2013 335i MSport and I do not track my car.
I agree, i dont want to lower my car only for the esthetic, but also for the better response.
The stock suspension is too bouncy.

Even for daily driving.
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I will not "lower" my car, but I will upgrade the suspension for better handling and a sportier ride. A lower ride height happens to be a byproduct of such modification. I also will never track it, as it is a daily-driver and not suited for track duty. I have other cars for that purpose.

So none of the above? Regardless, I chose A.

435i M-Sport 6MT static.
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Please add: I do not track my car but lowered my car for better handling.

I have the M Performance Suspension on my 2013 335i MSport and I do not track my car.
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M Adaptive suspension. Lowered for both aesthetics and better handling. I'm lowered ok H&R Sports. I plan on getting the KW's soon.
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Haven't done it yet, but I picked the fourth option since I want to improve the handling.

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I have the M Performance Suspension on my 2013 335i MSport and I do not track my car.
Added this option to the poll.
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Should be an option related to x-drive. They have got to stop taking away sport suspensions from sport sedans just because some of us want AWD. I paid for a sport model (M sport line), then paid to upgrade my suspension (DHP), paid for AWD, yet if I wanted the same ride height and reduced body roll of a RWD car, I would have to spend more $$ to get the stiffer suspension BMW took away, claiming 'those with AWD want added ride height to clear the snow.' NO, we don't!

I drive a '13 335xi M sport with DHP
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Should be an option related to x-drive. They have got to stop taking away sport suspensions from sport sedans just because some of us want AWD. I paid for a sport model (M sport line), then paid to upgrade my suspension (DHP), paid for AWD, yet if I wanted the same ride height and reduced body roll of a RWD car, I would have to spend more $$ to get the stiffer suspension BMW took away, claiming 'those with AWD want added ride height to clear the snow.' NO, we don't!

'13 335xi M sport with DHP
in the same pool as you. I doubt extra inch really does much in terms of snow performance as the x drive 3 is meant for light snow duty but not getting M suspension really messes up the cars aesthetics and I dont want to spend 1k on lowering springs (installed)
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435i M-Sport with adaptive, the car is already low enough, any lower I'd never be able to get out of it, and it's a luxury coupe not a sports car so why would I want it lower? I just don’t understand why people think they look good lower, I think they look ridicules too low, it makes them look cheap, I can understand X-drive owners wanting them lower but having the wheels inside the arches looks horrible
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Should be an option related to x-drive. They have got to stop taking away sport suspensions from sport sedans just because some of us want AWD. I paid for a sport model (M sport line), then paid to upgrade my suspension (DHP), paid for AWD, yet if I wanted the same ride height and reduced body roll of a RWD car, I would have to spend more $$ to get the stiffer suspension BMW took away, claiming 'those with AWD want added ride height to clear the snow.' NO, we don't!

'13 335xi M sport with DHP
in the same pool as you. I doubt extra inch really does much in terms of snow performance as the x drive 3 is meant for light snow duty but not getting M suspension really messes up the cars aesthetics and I dont want to spend 1k on lowering springs (installed)
Exactly. I care more about body roll than the aesthetics, but spending another thousand on a suspension for a leased car just didn't make sense for me. But does still bug me I would have to in order to get what I already paid for..
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