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Old 03-23-2013, 06:52 PM
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Dinan - BMW Performance Suspension

Who out there has upgraded their 550 with Dinan's Performance Suspension Kit?

How does it compare to stock? What did you pay installed?

I have a 550xi without EDC, worth the upgrade?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:09 PM
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:15 PM
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Read the noted post above, gotta say Mrs. D is a keeper!

Ya done good.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:57 AM
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Thanks Dunderhi. Would it be fair to say I should expect to pay $1k-$1.5k in labor plus the cost of the springs?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:29 AM
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Read the noted post above, gotta say Mrs. D is a keeper!

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Yes she is. Did your read her dragstrip thread? 12.6s@112mph by Mrs Dunderhi

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Thanks Dunderhi. Would it be fair to say I should expect to pay $1k-$1.5k in labor plus the cost of the springs?
If you had a chance to read the full thread, rather than the post I linked, you should find that some owners certainly paid less then me. The dealer will be the most expensive route, but they will also make the warranty process much easier.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:34 PM
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Yes she is. Did your read her dragstrip thread? 12.6s@112mph by Mrs Dunderhi.
Yup, done real good!
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I don't have ars or any of the adjustable suspensions. I have The M Sport suspension, which is 10 mm lower than the others. I have Dinan Stage 2. I don't know if I would gain significant benifits from Dinan springs and shocks. I don't notice the rear end of the car hunkering down and the front end way in the air when taking off at full throttle. I do notice the car not completely flat when turning hard. It's not bad but it is noticeable. I would like a sway bar.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:44 PM
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Thanks Dunderhi. Would it be fair to say I should expect to pay $1k-$1.5k in labor plus the cost of the springs?
If its the dinan $499 performance suspension upgrade you are referring to, my dealer quoted me $1,200 total with tax. Most of that being labor. 7 hour job.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:52 PM
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Who out there has upgraded their 550 with Dinan's Performance Suspension Kit?

How does it compare to stock? What did you pay installed?

I have a 550xi without EDC, worth the upgrade?
See if you could locate a BMW dealer that also installs Dinan parts, got mine done at a local BMW dealership and they threw in alignment and detailing for around $1,100. Since the work is done by BMW dealership, I also have peace of mind of knowing they stand behind it. GL.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:07 PM
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Thanks everyone. As soon as I get my drivetrain issue sorted out I'll be diving in on the springs.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:57 AM
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I have a 2013 550i xdrive m sport and added Dinan S2, suspension, and the exhaust. The total cost for all the Dinan upgrades was $8000. The suspension cost me about $1000 of the total cost including the labor. There is a HUGE difference in my opinion, between the stock suspension and the Dinan suspension. Admittedly I was used to driving M cars which I have driven for the last 13 yrs or so - but there is much less roll on corners than the stock suspension which I felt was a bit like driving a boat.
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