Thread: 335is or an M3
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY View Post
Looks like dampers were changed. REALOEM notes Bilstein as strut supplier for N54 equipped 335i; Sachs for N55.

Guessing Koni had made an embarrassing impression.

BMW is good about refinement - they move on issues with the velocity o'turbocharged snails, eventually coming to a conclusion.
I think BMW did a good job on the suspension on my car, particularly when you consider I have the 19" wheels mated with ultra low profile run flat tires that look like rubber bands. I drove it down from PA to SE FL on I-95 South this summer and it was great on the highway. I didn't have any bump steer and I wasn't feeling beat up or exhausted like I did when I drove my ZO6 back up on my return trip.

The fact that the 335i suspension is able to drive well on the highway and also perform extremely well on the back roads is quite a feat, IMO.

It may not be as good as what is on the M3, but the M3 suspension should be better.
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