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      09-09-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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ST coilovers performance and ride quality?

I'm thinking of but ST coilovers. I won't be tracking my car but love taking my car out on mountain roads etc. I use the car for work so I want a balance between both.
I would like some feedback on other that have these on these car.

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      09-09-2012, 10:44 AM   #2

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I have H&R Premium Coilovers on my 1er. Not stiff for my daily driver and offers basic ride height adjustment. Got my kit from TireRack for a great price. I'm in north county, so you can come by to check out how the coils ride for yourself.

My buddy recently has ST Coils (KW manufactured) on his E36 M3 and it definitely stiffer. I had KW V3s on my E46 M3 and that was stiff.

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      09-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #3

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I DD the ST setup on stock sways, mostly for the drop and look. Ride quality is very good especially considering the drop I'm running in the summer. My brother's mkIV R32 is on KWv1's (same basic thing) and on that platform the car is STIFF. He drives the 1er and always notes the smooth ride and settled feel. I'd say the ST rears are likely soft/underdamped based on nothing but feel, but it wouldn't deter me at the ST price point.

Bottom line, ST's are $$$/smile winners for those that don't track. I got mine for $780 from 1xracing which was a straight google find. The ST's save cost by using plastic rear collars and cheaper corrosion-prone body materials. That said, I rock them in upstate NY (snow/salt) with no worries, they are too cheap to worry about.
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      09-10-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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I have the ST and no regret. Money well spent.
7/08 135 Coupe, Crimson Red, 6 SP, Sport, Taupe Lette/Aluminum. Performance Mods: JB4 on Map 5, BMS DP Fix V3, Injen polished intake, AR Catless DP, Maddad resonated mid-pipes, aFe exhaust polished tips, ST Suspension Coil Over and Hotchkis front sway bar. Others: BMS OCC, BT Scanner, Mud Flap. Next Mods: AA Front Strut Brace.
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      09-10-2012, 07:43 PM   #5

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2012 BMW 135i  [5.00]
i have them as well and cant say a bad thing about them...

Matthew Gallop: '12 N55 Mods: JB4 Flex ISO | iCarbon DP | VRSF 5" FMIC | BMS Intake | ER Charge Pipe | Race Axleback | ST Coils | Alufelgen CS7's | iCarbon 3 fin Diffuser |
Blackline LCI | CarbonFiber Spoiler | Orion v4 AE's | 30% tint | red+blk roundels | Cyba Scoops | H-Style front Lip | WeissLicht LED Smoked Sidemarkers | Matte Grills | Coded |
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      09-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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those of you who have them - Are you doing any track/AutoX or just DD and occasional "Spirited" driving?
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