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      05-08-2021, 11:15 PM   #1
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Best Suspension option to maintain stock/near stock ride height

Hey guys, I own a B48 320i LCI with standard suspension and I am looking for a sportier suspension setup for daily driving and rare use on track. I want to retain stock ride height or near stock (max 20mm drop). Any opinions on what I should go for? I have been choosing between-
1. Bilstein B6 with Stock Springs
2. M Sport Suspension (need spring part numbers. Unable to find?)
3. M Performance Suspension (need spring part numbers. Unable to find?)

Any other options that I can choose from? I would like to strike the right balance between comfort and sportiness but am willing to compromise on the comfort bit.
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      05-08-2021, 11:56 PM   #2
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Koni Yellow Sport or SA(Red) dampers paired with Eibach Pro-Kit springs, 6-22
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      05-09-2021, 12:14 AM   #3
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Koni Yellow Sport or SA(Red) dampers paired with Eibach Pro-Kit springs, 6-22
I just checked the eibach website, the drop on pro kit springs is 28mm up front and 25mm in the rear. Our country's notorious for tall speed bumps and I won't be able to handle such a large drop in ride height.
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      05-09-2021, 02:08 AM   #4
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      05-09-2021, 08:08 AM   #5
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      05-09-2021, 09:56 AM   #6
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Are KW coilovers available in India?
Yep. We have access to all major brands.
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Bilstein b14
Minimum drop is 30mm front and rear. It's too much for the road conditions that I see on the daily
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Yep. We have access to all major brands.
KW Street Comfort coilovers are worth exploring then. These coilovers can be set at near OEM height.
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Minimum drop is 30mm front and rear. It's too much for the road conditions that I see on the daily
Can do bilstein b12 then
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KW Street Comfort coilovers are worth exploring then. These coilovers can be set at near OEM height.
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Can do bilstein b12 then

What would be the netter option amongst the two considering that the bilstein b12s will cost about 1/2 of that of KWs?
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      05-10-2021, 10:19 AM   #12
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What would be the netter option amongst the two considering that the bilstein b12s will cost about 1/2 of that of KWs?
The B12 is going to be stiffer, if you prefer that.

I would also consider Air Suspension if your speedbumps are that bad.
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The B12 is going to be stiffer, if you prefer that.

I would also consider Air Suspension if your speedbumps are that bad.
Air Suspension would be high maintenance and also extremely costly. I will research more about the B12s though.
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I have F82/M4 springs and Koni yellow shocks and love the setup. It came out about .3in lower than stock, negligible.
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The ohlins road and track kit can be adjusted to stock ride height if I remember correctly
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The ohlins road and track kit can be adjusted to stock ride height if I remember correctly
That would be the best choice. But most ppl on here these days too cheap to go that route or can't due to xdrive
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The ohlins road and track kit can be adjusted to stock ride height if I remember correctly
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That would be the best choice. But most ppl on here these days too cheap to go that route or can't due to xdrive
Sadly, there isn't an official dealer for Ohlins in India :/
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stock springs or M-Sport springs paired with Koni SA or STR.T
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stock springs or M-Sport springs paired with Koni SA or STR.T
Koni isn't available until the first week of July due to production slowdowns. I'm either going to wait or just go with M Performance/M sport suspension.
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Hey guys, I own a B48 320i LCI with standard suspension and I am looking for a sportier suspension setup for daily driving and rare use on track. I want to retain stock ride height or near stock (max 20mm drop). Any opinions on what I should go for? I have been choosing between-
1. Bilstein B6 with Stock Springs
2. M Sport Suspension (need spring part numbers. Unable to find?)
3. M Performance Suspension (need spring part numbers. Unable to find?)

Any other options that I can choose from? I would like to strike the right balance between comfort and sportiness but am willing to compromise on the comfort bit.
+1 on M Performance Suspension.
Just switched from M Sport Suspension and can say it is a night and day improvement. Completely eliminated the overdampened feel of the M Sport suspension over rough bumps and floaty feel on turns. The M Performance suspension is firmer in the sense I have a better connection with the road and chasis feel but handles bumps well without feeling any jolt. The description "on rails" feels quite accurate while managing to be more comfortable in my opinion than the M Sport suspension. This could also be because my old struts were completely shot but figured it may be worth chiming in. Cheers.
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I'm on bilstein b6 with stock springs.

Substantially firmer than stock but there is still a touch more body roll than I would like on high speed corners.
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