Locoblade wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Liono wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:09 pm
Fantastic, eagerly await his thoughts on them then! (Love his videos)
@moise140i thanks, I've previously had Eibach spring on FSD Koni shocks which were fantastic on my e92 335i but didn't like the raked stance at all. Motech eibach i was interested in, until i saw how much they drop the car.
Yes 10mm M P Springs or 15mm Vogtland for me i think. MP are £411 so expensive. Vogtland springs are about £137.
Are there any springs that don't drop the car at all? I'd like to improve the damping whilst retaining adaptive but I've got the MP splitter on the front of my 240 and it's low enough as it is, so wouldn't want to drop the car at all really.
I have the M Performance splitter too, hear what you are saying, it is low anyway and with speed bumps etc can be a concern. You can always just get the B6 Damptronic shocks and keep your standard M Sport springs, that will keep your ride height the same and presumably improve the damping.
you could always even buy the B4 Damptronic shocks, these are OEM replacements, but could
improve on the standard Adaptive shocks. Part numbers are: 23-238916, 23-238923 & 20-238933
If you want stiffer springs, I believe the only option for minimal drop is the M Performance Springs from BMW which are a 10mm drop over the M Sport springs. I suspect 10mm would be ok with the M P splitter. I read that H & R and Vogtland supply 15mm drop springs, but i've also read that the H & R spring rates are softer at the rear than std springs.
From experience though, (and it seems hardly anyone seems to consider it or talk about it), when lowering a car you need to use adjustable drop links to the anti-roll bar. Perhaps these aren't needed for the M P Springs as they are only a 10mm drop over M Sport l, but anything below that i would say you need adjustable droplinks otherwise there will be preloading of the antiroll bar and as I found out new droplinks will fail very quickly even on a conservative Eibach Pro kit.
Anyway I digress from the subject of shocks..
Manual 2015 M235i, Estoril Blue, 624M alloys, MP Springs, B4 Adpt Shocks, MP Kit, MPE, Carbon int, Adapt HL, HK, Heated SW, RSFB PFinserts
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