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MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by Shandy » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:28 pm

Has anybody tried either the MP coilovers or KW suspension that Litchfield are doing?

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by petay135 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:04 pm

There are some reviews of the MP Coilover set on the Bimmerpost forums if you join/search.

It is made for BMW by KW to their spec and whilst adjustable, BMW insist the dealers apply an "approved" ride height which is something like a 20mm drop . The BMW version is about twice the price of the equivalent KW kit but is warrantied and should achieve good resale potential/

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:41 am

petay135 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:04 pm
There are some reviews of the MP Coilover set on the Bimmerpost forums if you join/search.

It is made for BMW by KW to their spec and whilst adjustable, BMW insist the dealers apply an "approved" ride height which is something like a 20mm drop . The BMW version is about twice the price of the equivalent KW kit but is warrantied and should achieve good resale potential/
Main difference BMW MPS v KW V3 is the lowering range - BMW MPS is circa 0-20mm and KW V3 is circa -25mm to -45mm IIRC. If you want more drop - go for KW's

Pricewise - MP Coilovers can be bought for same price or less as KW V3's [comparable kit] so comment above is wrong.

Having owned cars in the past with Billy B16 and Sachs CSS c/overs and I've driven a used M2 with MP coilovers. The M2 MPS is very very good.

I do agree with the comment about MPS bringing positive benefit to re-sale value as this was confirmed, when I was discussing financing options for the above M2 I test drove.

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by Shandy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:44 pm

My dealer tried to tell me there is no such thing as M Performance suspension for the 2, presumably because they didn't want to bother fitting it.

I think 20-25mm and some spacers would be about right but I'd worry a bit about clearance on the carbon winglet things at the front.

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by sootyvrs » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:52 pm

Shandy wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:44 pm
My dealer tried to tell me there is no such thing as M Performance suspension for the 2, presumably because they didn't want to bother fitting it.

I think 20-25mm and some spacers would be about right but I'd worry a bit about clearance on the carbon winglet things at the front.
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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by Shandy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:18 pm

sootyvrs wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:52 pm
Shandy wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:44 pm
My dealer tried to tell me there is no such thing as M Performance suspension for the 2, presumably because they didn't want to bother fitting it.

I think 20-25mm and some spacers would be about right but I'd worry a bit about clearance on the carbon winglet things at the front.
Show this to your dealer :)

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=03_3391
I didn't labour it with them. If that is their attitude then they're hardly likely to take much care over the install! There are a couple of other dealers nearby anyway.

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by Shandy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:10 pm

Thought I'd bump this as I'm considering going for it at the running in service presuming they admit it exists :roll: I'm happy with a 20mm drop but I'm thinking about subtle spacers, any pointers on spacer sizes?

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by petay135 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:08 pm

10mm all round is workable on a 1 inch Eibach drop, pushing it you could go 12 mm

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by Nath C » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:20 pm

Mine is dropped 20mm all round with 12mm spacers all round. Looks mint and rides perfect 👌

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by Shandy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:02 am

I did a lot of looking around last night and only found one guy who had gone 10mm and had some rubbing, most people seem grand on 10-12.

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by BishUK » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:55 am

I'm lowered on the Eibacs with 10mm all round and have had zero rubbing. I'm soon moving to 20" rims and I'm worried about rubbing on current set up so have purchased the MPCoilover set so I can adjust for perfect fit, ride and visuals. As above too, should help re-sale when M2 Competition arrives.

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Re: MP Coilovers vs KW

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:02 pm

BishUK wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:55 am
I'm lowered on the Eibacs with 10mm all round and have had zero rubbing. I'm soon moving to 20" rims and I'm worried about rubbing on current set up so have purchased the MPCoilover set so I can adjust for perfect fit, ride and visuals. As above too, should help re-sale when M2 Competition arrives.
Bish - spot on - from my recent experience - this is the only OE MP accessory that improves GFV as far as finance houses are concerned !!!!

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