Another day another drive with my Koni SAs.
I did a 42 mile run the day I picked it up, and was taking it steady.
Today I did another local trip of about 32 miles and put the car onto some rougher roads that I know well... with some really rough patches etc.
The SA really do make completely screwed up roads much more tolerable. I was running through a specific rough patch where the top surface has kinda delaminated with the old underneath. It's got linear ruts, holes and all manner of patches with a partially missing layer of maybe 5-7cm thick.
Normally I just grimace and go through at 30-35mph, and avoid the big/sharp stuff.
Today I just went through at 45mph and it felt smoother than anything else really. No slams/crashes, no bangs, no real feeling of discomfort at all.
Then the rest of the time the car is just like the standard dampers felt (I didn't drive much with them, and they were old at 100k etc, but hey), sharp and BMW like.
The car is still being weird and scary on these odd tyres though so new F1s will be going on soon, probably with an alignment if the feel still isn't instantly better. I've got a feeling the alignment isn't ideal, so that might be the final tidy up of the handling issues.
I still think some of the percieved handling issues with this car though is the damn seats. Half the pogo/bouncing seems like it comes through them and it's really hard to gauge wtf is actually going on at the chassis/wheels haha.
I'd have M perf seats in an instant but no electric, and no lemon ones haha
130i LE - exhaust flap mod - ssk & bmwp & M3 gbox mounts - bmwp handbrake - bmwp steering surround - camber pin mod - cdv delete - koni SA & bmwp front bump & koni rear bump