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      06-08-2020, 04:45 PM   #23
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What shocks are you running with the BMWP springs?

Edit: just saw your signature, please ignore lol
I scoured the entire shock body looking for any kind of manufacturer's stamp, but found nothing. I assume it's a Bilstein and not a Sachs. I definitely love them for city/daily driving regardless. They might be okay for an occasional track day, but definitely not up to competition usage.
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I scoured the entire shock body looking for any kind of manufacturer's stamp, but found nothing. I assume it's a Bilstein and not a Sachs. I definitely love them for city/daily driving regardless. They might be okay for an occasional track day, but definitely not up to competition usage.
I appreciate the info. That is the kind of set up I'm after. My car is primarily for daily driving, but with some backroads and a bit of AutoX thrown in. If I could manage to find the kit I'm sure it would be ridiculously expensive compared to other options unfortunately.

I was about to pull the trigger on some B6s to run with the stock M-sport springs, but now I'm considering going with B8s just in case I end up picking up the BMWP springs later on.
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The Konis will definitely improve body control especially over tired/old OEM shocks. The spring upgrades will provide you with further ride stiffness and lower height, really depends what you are after. I would also suggest refreshing/replacing all rubber parts like spring pads, strut mounts etc while you are in there - the overall costs are not high and you can get most of the parts in a package. ECS Tuning for example sells such a kit.
When upgrading to Koni's, make sure you get the externally adjustable rears so you don't need to remove the rear shocks for damping adjustment.
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