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      01-10-2019, 05:01 PM   #1
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What make and size are you using on your 335d xdrives
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      01-10-2019, 05:16 PM   #2
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What make and size are you using on your 335d xdrives
12mm front 15mm rear is best.

And Iíve just taken my Eibach ones off my F30 to sell if youíre interested.
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12mm front 15mm rear is best.

And Iíve just taken my Eibach ones off my F30 to sell if youíre interested.
Not always. The tyre and wheel can make a difference. Some suit 10/ 12mm better.

Agree with Eibach
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      01-11-2019, 12:56 AM   #4
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What make and size are you using on your 335d xdrives
12mm front 15mm rear is best.

And I've just taken my Eibach ones off my F30 to sell if you're interested.
I'm interested mate
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What make and size are you using on your 335d xdrives
12mm front 15mm rear is best.

And I’ve just taken my Eibach ones off my F30 to sell if you’re interested.
+1

I had the black Eibach 12mm front and 15mm rear.
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I had 12 front and 15 rear on my F30 (black eibach)
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Do you have pictures with stock xdrive ride height (different angles)?
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      01-11-2019, 12:01 PM   #8
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Fraid not, mine wasn't X drive
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      01-11-2019, 12:44 PM   #9
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Do you have pictures with stock xdrive ride height (different angles)?
Definitely do springs first, the ride height is the biggest problem with both aesthetics and dynamics of xdrives.
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Yes of course, it looks like a tractor with standard springs but is useful during winter (pic from yesterday, one quarter done).
Regarding spacers my friend just happens to have some so was thinking of throwing them under, but will get some eibach springs first.
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The height of X-drive is definitely worth it when combined with adaptive suspension.

I use 10mm in the front and 13mm rear. I am however considering 15mm rear.
Wouldn't go beyond 10 in the front, risking paint stone-damage.

Before and after photo - top: no spacers, bottom: 13mm spacers. Summer tyres.

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The height of X-drive is definitely worth it when combined with adaptive suspension.

I use 10mm in the front and 13mm rear. I am however considering 15mm rear.
Wouldn't go beyond 10 in the front, risking paint stone-damage.

Before and after photo - top: no spacers, bottom: 13mm spacers. Summer tyres.

Hi Skyhigh, did you do any other photographs, looking to see if it makes the wheel prominent in any way, in other words did you take any photo's three foot to the left or right of where you were knelt to take the others, cheers
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Cough cough, springs...
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Not a good idea on adaptive suspension
But it looks worse on those couple of pics (taken just after the car had been lifted) than it is in reality.
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Not a good idea on adaptive suspension
But it looks worse on those couple of pics (taken just after the car had been lifted) than it is in reality.
Why isnít it a good idea on adaptive suspension? I put ACS springs on my adaptive 335d and they improved it in every way!
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Check various threads in this forum. You are progressively shortening the life of your struts. That's the conclusion of the threads at least, backed up by a few failed ones.

Void warranty on top.
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Check various threads in this forum. You are progressively shortening the life of your struts. That's the conclusion of the threats at least, backed up by a few failed ones.
In think, in theory at least, you shorten their life adaptive or not, as their travel will be forcefully shortened with lowering springs. That's why the ideal solution is to change the dampers as well to match, the springs.

Also, i don't think changing the springs on adaptive vs non-adaptive makes any difference to any warranty problems.
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Check various threads in this forum. You are progressively shortening the life of your struts. That's the conclusion of the threads at least, backed up by a few failed ones.

Void warranty on top.
Well I did over 70k on them without any strut problems! And ACS springs donít void the warranty at all, even in the very unlikely event that BMW donít honour a warranty claim, ACS will step in and cover you.
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If your struts or adaptive suspension fail within warranty, you can be 100% sure BMW will not touch them once they see non-OEM springs.
That is absolutely given.
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If your struts or adaptive suspension fail within warranty, you can be 100% sure BMW will not touch them once they see non-OEM springs.
That is absolutely given.
ACS are BMW approved modifications though, they have a long relationship together. There have been many on here that have had suspension work under warranty with ACS springs.

Maybe Lorcan can chime in and advise further.
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Been a resident of the ACS hometown for nearly 10 years
But I have yet to see a proof that ACS mods don't invalidate the OEM warranty! That is just not true, at least not generally speaking. Here the official statement from their website, read between the lines:

"For your Information:

Conversion using AC Schnitzer components does not affect the fundamental warranty obligation of BMW AG in relation to the complete vehicle. The BMW warranty can only be excluded in the special case of a claim which is directly attributable to a conversion. BMW vehicles upgraded with AC Schnitzer components are therefore not automatically excluded from the warranty. We would be pleased to supply corresponding information on request. "
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