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Old 09-20-2012, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by NoI4plz View Post
I want to first congratulate the op! You found the car you wanted, and it rides the way you want it.

Self leveling suspension is a complementary system, to the rear standard spring/strut suspension, which is intended to Maintain the ride height as best possible. That means the x5 is allowed to feel the same way in terms of handling with or without additional weight.

Now this notion of why the car rides differently is difficult. The original vehicle was a front heavy diesel, SA PACK, 20inch wheels and the new vehicle is a lighter 5.0, 20s newer. There way too many variables in play to specifically attribute the self leveling to better handling.

The 5.0 is almost 200 lb heavier than the D and has a little more weight in the back as well as far as weight distribution
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