View Single Post
      04-24-2020, 08:19 PM   #13
skier_du
Private First Class
skier_du's Avatar
United_States
74
Rep
160
Posts

Drives: 14 F30 335i xDrive
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FaRKle! View Post
Bump with new info showing Bilstein tunes RWD dampers the same as AWD.
This does not surprise me. I had the B8 paired with Swift Spec-R on my xDrive for a couple years. After my experience and what has been posted here, not sure I'll ever go back to Bilstein. The ride was overly firm on small stuff, and not firm enough to dampen out the big bumps. The internal bumpstop in the front disintegrated to little pieces. And I know the Swift springs are a high rate, which is probably why I never felt the jacking down a lot, but after a couple years (probably roughly 25k miles) they couldn't control the springs any more and the car felt very unstable. The last time I had the car on the track with the B8 it was very windy, and coming over a fast sweeper, creating over a hill onto the front straight, the wind got under the car a little and made it feel very light and a bit scary north of 110 there. The shocks were pretty much shot at that point. Although, when new, that setup felt pretty good on track.