BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-02-2016, 02:43 PM   #1
cammula
Private First Class
6
Rep
148
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine Whit 135i Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southern Cali

iTrader: (0)

Coilover choices

I know that there are a ton of threads on different coilover set ups but I haven't been able to find one thats in-depth enough about the eibach R1 or R2 for our cars. Its a kit I'm defiantly considering and was wondering if anyone was running it. I am also considering the ST xta's and maybe BC racing ones. If anyone else can recommend something for occasional track use and daily driving, with a good level of adjustability please let me know. Thanks!
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2016, 07:38 PM   #2
houtan
Captain
houtan's Avatar
56
Rep
906
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: socal

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2011 135i  [5.00]
Tc Kline is another solid choice.
__________________
2011 LMB 135i DCT
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2016, 09:21 PM   #3
ShocknAwe
Brigadier General
ShocknAwe's Avatar
United_States
486
Rep
4,304
Posts

Drives: E82 N54
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere warm

iTrader: (15)

BC Racing shouldn't be on your list.

Really depends on what your budget is for coils. There are good options at each level, but nothing worth putting on the car for less than ~1500 TBH. If you're under that, I'd go with a stock design damper+spring combo. If you have substantially over that, things could get interesting.
__________________
2010 135i M-Sport 6MT Jet Black
N54 | BUILD THREAD
Appreciate 0
      03-03-2016, 10:00 PM   #4
cammula
Private First Class
6
Rep
148
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine Whit 135i Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southern Cali

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShocknAwe View Post
BC Racing shouldn't be on your list.

Really depends on what your budget is for coils. There are good options at each level, but nothing worth putting on the car for less than ~1500 TBH. If you're under that, I'd go with a stock design damper+spring combo. If you have substantially over that, things could get interesting.
What about the Bilstein PSS10's?
Appreciate 0
      03-03-2016, 10:05 PM   #5
MT135
Private First Class
6
Rep
131
Posts

Drives: 2009 BMW 135i
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Bozeman/Orange County

iTrader: (1)

I have XTA's and I hate them. Quality issues, persistent rumbling noise and a snapped stud up top. Bouncy ride, and actually pretty soft springs. Doesn't feel planted, almost dangerous mid corner weight transfer.
__________________
2009 135i 6MT Monaco Blue/Terracotta with mods
Appreciate 0
      03-03-2016, 10:09 PM   #6
cammula
Private First Class
6
Rep
148
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine Whit 135i Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southern Cali

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MT135 View Post
I have XTA's and I hate them. Quality issues, persistent rumbling noise and a snapped stud up top. Bouncy ride, and actually pretty soft springs. Doesn't feel planted, almost dangerous mid corner weight transfer.
Wow I'm sorry to hear that have you reached out to ST? Sounds like a defective set or a bad product.
Appreciate 0
      03-03-2016, 10:11 PM   #7
MT135
Private First Class
6
Rep
131
Posts

Drives: 2009 BMW 135i
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Bozeman/Orange County

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cammula
Quote:
Originally Posted by MT135 View Post
I have XTA's and I hate them. Quality issues, persistent rumbling noise and a snapped stud up top. Bouncy ride, and actually pretty soft springs. Doesn't feel planted, almost dangerous mid corner weight transfer.
Wow I'm sorry to hear that have you reached out to ST? Sounds like a defective set or a bad product.
Yeah, customer service is the same phone number as KW. I left a voicemail when it happened, they haven't returned my call. Lang Racing took care of it by drilling the stud out and replacing it with a bolt and nut. Was at my parents place and didn't have tools :/

Bought them through FRsport, not eligible for a return and they say to deal with ST.
__________________
2009 135i 6MT Monaco Blue/Terracotta with mods
Appreciate 0
      03-03-2016, 10:38 PM   #8
cammula
Private First Class
6
Rep
148
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine Whit 135i Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southern Cali

iTrader: (0)

Anyone tried speccing out a set of the Fortune Auto 510's? Look like a good set up wouldn't mind paying the extra coin for the modularity and custom spring rates. over the PSS10.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2016, 01:36 AM   #9
akoos91
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
42
Posts

Drives: 09 135i
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Long Island

iTrader: (0)

i have bc racing and i love them.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2016, 02:17 AM   #10
Gregoriovv
Private
Gregoriovv's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
92
Posts

Drives: 2010 135
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ

iTrader: (0)

I just had the Bilstein PSS10 installed but have not had a chance to get to the track yet. I've only driven it about 30 miles since the install but it feels more stable and planted. It's hard to tell anything on the street so I'm waiting until I get to the track to offer an accurate assessment of the setup. One thing I do know is that they weren't cheap!
__________________
Mods: Cobb Tuner, Cobb turbo back exhaust (high flow cats), Stett intake, ER Chargepipe, ATM Intercooler, Pilot Super Sports- 225/255, M3 subframe bushings, Bilstein PSS 10 Coilovers.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2016, 08:16 AM   #11
ShocknAwe
Brigadier General
ShocknAwe's Avatar
United_States
486
Rep
4,304
Posts

Drives: E82 N54
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere warm

iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cammula View Post
What about the Bilstein PSS10's?
Bilstein makes quality kit. There are kits for adding swift springs to your Bilstein coils as well.
__________________
2010 135i M-Sport 6MT Jet Black
N54 | BUILD THREAD
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2016, 08:52 AM   #12
AlexR6
Private
AlexR6's Avatar
Italy
10
Rep
55
Posts

Drives: BMW E82 125i
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Italy

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShocknAwe View Post
BC Racing shouldn't be on your list.
Why? I have them and I have no problem with them. They are good on the street, very good on the track, silent and have camber plates already mounted!

Oh... and you can adjust ride height independently from spring preload!!
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2016, 09:28 AM   #13
ShocknAwe
Brigadier General
ShocknAwe's Avatar
United_States
486
Rep
4,304
Posts

Drives: E82 N54
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere warm

iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexR6 View Post
Why? I have them and I have no problem with them. They are good on the street, very good on the track, silent and have camber plates already mounted!

Oh... and you can adjust ride height independently from spring preload!!
Having been in cars with them and in cars with better kit, I believe them to be inferior to the stock design damper+spring options available. This is most likely explained by BC using an inferior damper. ST is probably the least expensive coilover I would consider.

Again, not a pro, just my opinion.
__________________
2010 135i M-Sport 6MT Jet Black
N54 | BUILD THREAD
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2016, 09:39 PM   #14
cammula
Private First Class
6
Rep
148
Posts

Drives: 2011 Alpine Whit 135i Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southern Cali

iTrader: (0)

Just ordered the PSS10's. Unfortunately my car was involved in a accident on Friday and is currently in the shop. Taking the time to compile parts to take my 1er to the next level.
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2016, 09:44 PM   #15
drunkenup
Lieutenant
30
Rep
578
Posts

Drives: 2009 135i
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: NJ

iTrader: (1)

KW V2 or TC Kline SA if it were my choice.

I just installed the TCK SA on mine and I'm very happy so far. Still on winter tires too.
__________________
MHD S2, BMS DPs, VRSF 7" IC, Berk Race, TC Kline SA, Dinan Camber Plates, 245F 255R/35-18 PSS, CF spoiler
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2016, 10:34 AM   #16
houtan
Captain
houtan's Avatar
56
Rep
906
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: socal

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2011 135i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by drunkenup View Post
KW V2 or TC Kline SA if it were my choice.

I just installed the TCK SA on mine and I'm very happy so far. Still on winter tires too.
I will be installing tc sa in the near future and was hoping you could answer a few questions regarding the front end.

What ride height did you end up setting at? Is the front perch above the tire? Did you have to use spacers in the front? What size wheel and tire on the front?
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2016, 08:21 PM   #17
drunkenup
Lieutenant
30
Rep
578
Posts

Drives: 2009 135i
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: NJ

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by houtan View Post
I will be installing tc sa in the near future and was hoping you could answer a few questions regarding the front end.

What ride height did you end up setting at? Is the front perch above the tire? Did you have to use spacers in the front? What size wheel and tire on the front?
So I have Dinan plates on top of my top hats, add an extra 3-4mm of height (so the perch has to be lower). At a 1.5 finger gap I have the perch just at the top of the tire. With the stock 261 18x7.5" ET47(?), wrapped with a 225/40-18 there is a very little strut clearance, but no rub.

I test fitted my ET45 18x8.5" VMRs with a 245/35-18, and there is veryyyyy little strut clearance. I have 5mm spacers on the way.

Spacers are not expensive but Swift Spec-R springs help fitment since the spring is a lot shorter, so the perch sits way higher and away from the tire.
__________________
MHD S2, BMS DPs, VRSF 7" IC, Berk Race, TC Kline SA, Dinan Camber Plates, 245F 255R/35-18 PSS, CF spoiler
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2016, 09:08 PM   #18
houtan
Captain
houtan's Avatar
56
Rep
906
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: socal

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2011 135i  [5.00]
Thanks. I have 5 and 3 mm spacers just in case, but I'm hoping I won't need them because i will rub on the fender. I have 235/40 apex arc 8 8.5" et 45 with about 2.5 degrees camber via dinan camber plates and m3 bits. With my fender rolled and sliiiigtly pulled, the tire wears off the paint in the front and rear of the inner fender. You never hear anything, but I always check during oil changes and have to cover up the spots with primer.

Your 245/35 has a shorter sidewall by about 10 mm so if yours was close to the perch I may be screwed! Haha.

I will be running the tc plates so that may make a difference too. I guess I will find out how everything fits when I get it installed. I am hoping to get ride height at about 1/2 a finger without a spacer.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:55 AM.




1addicts
1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST