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      03-05-2010, 10:20 AM   #45
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Hi There:
Im wondering if someones knows what is the differents between 125i Coupe (Mexican version) and 128i Coupe (American version), because I have had to get lower my coupe with EIBACH Pro-kit progressive performance springs part # 2098.140 but Im not sure if they will assemble in my 125i coupe. Thanks for your help.

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      03-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #46
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KW V2's installed

Just wanted to post the before and after of the KW V2 install. Love these things...car drives substantially better.

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After install and adjusted for the springs settling during 1st week


Pics of KW kit and install process..done by HPF (horsepowerfreaks)


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      08-09-2010, 10:15 PM   #47
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KW V2

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Set at 1.75" from max drop front.
About 0.5" from max drop rear.

May have to raise a bit because the alley I have to drive through to get to my parking garage has a nasty dip and I scrape the resonators on it now.

Other responses to questions about the setup:
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      08-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #48
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how is the ride quality on the KWs? does it ride more nicely then stock?
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      08-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #49
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how is the ride quality on the KWs? does it ride more nicely then stock?
Pretty good. A little stiffer than stock, but not quite as harsh.. if that makes any sense. I guess I'd say on small bumps on the street it feels a little softer than stock (which is nice), on larger bumps and during harder cornering you can tell they are a bit stiffer. I have the not changed the factory dampening setting on the KWs.

I think my fronts are too low, I think something is hitting on rough road, maybe the sway bar and some other suspension component are now too close, I feel/hear a slight clunk. I don't think the suspension was designed to be this low in front.

Note: it has settled a bit more in front than the pictures show.
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      08-16-2010, 11:34 PM   #50
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makes sense. I find the stock suspension feels a bit hollow somehow sometimes, reminds me of the feeling of the old Z3s..... I'm just wondering if that feeling is all down to the weight of the wheels and tires, or if that funny feeling is the suspension setup BMW goes with.

I don't mind a hard ride, but i don't like a bouncy ride or a teeth shattering ride. but i guess coilovers should take care of that.

thanks for the info. And i think that 1.75 is definitely low. I went that low on the front of a subaru and 2 inches at the back.... i had to life the back up about half an inch to get some drivabilty back.

I loved the handling though.
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      08-29-2010, 08:06 PM   #51
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What color is that beemer?

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Is that silver or cashmere silver? ;D

I just bought a 'new' 2009 135i Cashmere silver. Hard to find pics of what it will look like when my brain's finished modifying it...this pic helps!

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      10-16-2010, 11:36 PM   #52
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For those interested, here are some pics of my MY08 135i fitted with Koni FSD struts, and BMW Performance springs (related post here -> http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=436719)
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      04-21-2011, 01:13 AM   #53
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Is there anything warranty-wise I should worry about for getting something other than BMW suspension bits put on my car? I was thinking of Eibach Pro-kit springs. Can just the BMW Performance springs be installed or does the whole BMW Performance Suspension (the one for about $1500) have to be done?
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      04-24-2011, 04:12 PM   #54
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      04-24-2011, 05:32 PM   #55
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I have seen some ppl use the Perf Springs with other shocks. Sure why not?

I think the main reasons are three fold why everyone seems to go with Perf Suspension.

1). Warranty & Designed to work properly and tuned for our cars.
2). Best package deal. ie: it comes with everything you need: shocks, sprigs, front sway bar and all the misc mounting hardware.
3). price. The PS is cheaper than going your own route on springs and shocks.
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      04-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #56
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Does anyone have the ST Coilovers or seen any pics? I'm thinking of doing these!
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      06-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #57
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This is my favo height setup so far...

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120d on Hartge lowering springs:
Do you have spring rates and how much did the car drop?
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      06-10-2011, 07:44 PM   #58
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I had Sonic MS put on the STs yesterday, but I'm waiting for them to settle before I post pictures. Stay tuned!

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      06-23-2011, 01:15 AM   #59
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Kw coil overs are the way to go
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      07-19-2011, 04:59 PM   #60
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anyone on b&gs?
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      07-19-2011, 05:04 PM   #61
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jst did a little search! it was on the photo section. B&Gs

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9017035
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      08-04-2011, 10:35 AM   #62
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      09-14-2011, 11:31 AM   #63
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      09-23-2011, 02:50 PM   #64
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just installed my H&R sport springs 4 days ago heres a pic .. and the springs still haven't settled yet.
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just installed my H&R sport springs 4 days ago heres a pic .. and the springs still haven't settled yet.
They should have settled in now, so snap us more pics
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