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      04-24-2014, 10:34 PM   #6
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Drives: 2011 135i M package
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Location: Mirabel, Quebec

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Kyle, James, and John: Thanks for your input! Your arguments make a lot of sense. I learned a lot from them.

Looks like I will be adding a stiffer Front Sway Bar in the near term, and stiffer springs and better dampers in the longer term (2015) due to limited budget.

The LSD has made a dent in my 2014 budget, and consumables are not negligible either (tires and brake pads).

One more question - do you think that soft sidewalls of the RE-11's might contribute to the rolling and outside edge wear that Im getting? Would the Dunlop Direzza ZII tires be any better on stock style 261 RIMS (7.5x18f & 8.5x18r which weight 26Lbs)? Not ready to buy aftermarket wheels yet, unless I find used ones that are worthwhile (wider, correct offset, and lighter than the 261's). I did come across some old school style 68 (7.5x17f & 8.5x17r 20Lbs) for $350CAD, but would face the same challenge fitting wider rubber.
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2011 X3 35i with M pack + 2011 135i w/6SPMT | 255 square tire setup | Quaife 3.46 LSD | Diff lock down bracket | Bilstein B8+Swift SpecR springs+H&R FSB | CDV delete | BMS Oil Tstat bypass | ER FMIC & CP | N54Tuning DP | GC Street Camber Plates | M3 FCA +guide rods+RSFB's+Tranny mounts | Manzo toe arms | Cobb Stg2 agressive tune | Hawk DTC70 brake pads | RB SS brake pistons | Goodridge SS brake lines | Custom brake cooling ducts

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