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      04-02-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hey.. i would liketo know if its agood ideato change the M-Sport suspension to adjustable coilover.. currently using the stock M-Sport suspension on my f30 320M-Sport.. im thinking about getting adjustable suspension.. how is it going to affect the preformance Thanx!
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      04-03-2019, 12:05 PM   #2
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What is your budget for the suspension upgrade?
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      04-03-2019, 12:29 PM   #3
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What is your budget for the suspension upgrade?
About $1k?
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      04-03-2019, 12:58 PM   #4
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What is your budget for the suspension upgrade?
About $1k?
Hmm. Just the B14 coilovers from Bilstein will run you a tad over 1k. Then factor in install labor unless you plan to do it yourself

Other coilovers will run you way above your budget. Unless adjustability is crucial for you, perhaps some Bilstein B8 struts with Eibach pro kit springs will be a better alternative
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What is your budget for the suspension upgrade?
About $1k?
Hmm. Just the B14 coilovers from Bilstein will run you a tad over 1k. Then factor in install labor unless you plan to do it yourself

Other coilovers will rum you way above your budget. Unless adjustability is crucial for you, perhaps some Bilstein B8 struts with Eibach pro kit springs will be a better alternative
@bmw22915 covered all items more than well. One more item to consider: depending on when the last four wheel alignment was done, you may have to factor it in.
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What is your budget for the suspension upgrade?
About $1k?
Hmm. Just the B14 coilovers from Bilstein will run you a tad over 1k. Then factor in install labor unless you plan to do it yourself

Other coilovers will rum you way above your budget. Unless adjustability is crucial for you, perhaps some Bilstein B8 struts with Eibach pro kit springs will be a better alternative
@bmw22915 covered all items more than well. One more item to consider: depending on when the last four wheel alignment was done, you may have to factor it in.
How about preformance wise let say i change the m suspension to adjustable coilover is it going to be better than the msuspension? And any advice which coilover are good under $2k
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How about preformance wise let say i change the m suspension to adjustable coilover is it going to be better than the msuspension? And any advice which coilover are good under $2k
coilovers under 2k
- KW V1, V2, V3
- Bilstein B14, B16

KW will ride softer and Bilstein will be firmer.
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Definitely change the suspension. The stock M Sport suspension is too compliant. Don't get cheap coil overs though. If you're going to do it, get decent stuff.
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not to hijack the thread, but arent some M-Sport susp packages active dampered? How can you tell what you have?
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not to hijack the thread, but arent some M-Sport susp packages active dampered? How can you tell what you have?
Put the last 7 of your VIN into a vin decoder site. If you have active M suspension or something, then you have the active dampers.
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not to hijack the thread, but arent some M-Sport susp packages active dampered? How can you tell what you have?
Put the last 7 of your VIN into a vin decoder site. If you have active M suspension or something, then you have the active dampers.
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Definitely change the suspension. The stock M Sport suspension is too compliant. Don't get cheap coil overs though. If you're going to do it, get decent stuff.
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not to hijack the thread, but arent some M-Sport susp packages active dampered? How can you tell what you have?
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not to hijack the thread, but arent some M-Sport susp packages active dampered? How can you tell what you have?
Put the last 7 of your VIN into a vin decoder site. If you have active M suspension or something, then you have the active dampers.
So what does it mean?
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You do NOT have adaptive suspension.
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