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Old 09-14-2014, 02:37 PM
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hello i am thinking about going with Bilstein suspension, any suggestions?
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:45 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to the E90 3 series forum, you'll get more help in here. You can't go wrong with Bilstein. Do you have a specific question about them?

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hello i am thinking about going with Bilstein suspension, any suggestions?

What are you trying to accomplish?


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+1 on what your goal is.

Bilstein is on the stiffer side when it comes to ride comfort. Unless you get full adjustable coilovers, you can't really change the stiffness.

Lots of people are happy with Koni FSDs as well....another option you may want to consider but it all depends on your goals.
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Choosing the Bilsteins may depend on your road conditions. Personally, I've loved all my bilstein hd replacements over OE (sachs), especially the rebound designed into the shock.
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Okay so I'm not big fella but since he generated an audience and I have some quesitons on shocks/struts.

Have a 2007 328 Wagon, not X. Purchased used but appears to have sport package. Wheels and seats.

Want to get some new struts/shocks (leaking and 90K miles).

1. How can I tell definitevly that I have sport suspension.
2. I want as comfortable ride as possible. GF car and I'm used to cushy 7. Older dude.
3. Will pay for quality...have had Bilstein HD's on my 91 535 5spd and loved them but past the stiffer ride.

Thanks for any info.
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Okay so I'm not big fella but since he generated an audience and I have some quesitons on shocks/struts.

Have a 2007 328 Wagon, not X. Purchased used but appears to have sport package. Wheels and seats.

Want to get some new struts/shocks (leaking and 90K miles).

1. How can I tell definitevly that I have sport suspension.
2. I want as comfortable ride as possible. GF car and I'm used to cushy 7. Older dude.
3. Will pay for quality...have had Bilstein HD's on my 91 535 5spd and loved them but past the stiffer ride.

Thanks for any info.
You sound like the perfect candidate for Kone FSDs.
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Okay so I'm not big fella but since he generated an audience and I have some quesitons on shocks/struts.

Have a 2007 328 Wagon, not X. Purchased used but appears to have sport package. Wheels and seats.

Want to get some new struts/shocks (leaking and 90K miles).

1. How can I tell definitevly that I have sport suspension.
2. I want as comfortable ride as possible. GF car and I'm used to cushy 7. Older dude.
3. Will pay for quality...have had Bilstein HD's on my 91 535 5spd and loved them but past the stiffer ride.

Thanks for any info.
You sound like the perfect candidate for Koni FSDs.
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You sound like the perfect candidate for Koni FSDs.
did some quick searches and you may be right....thanks for recommendation.
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hello i am thinking about going with Bilstein suspension, any suggestions?

Why?
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to the E90 3 series forum, you'll get more help in here. You can't go wrong with Bilstein. Do you have a specific question about them?

Tim
great i went with the Bilstein HD struts with the factory springs, installling this weekend
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did some quick searches and you may be right....thanks for recommendation.
I think you will find that the FSDs give you the best of both worlds. Much more comfortable ride, far better than stock at dealing with bad surfaces and improved handling.
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the front struts need replacing, so i didnt want to stay with the OEM
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the front struts need replacing, so i didnt want to stay with the OEM
Don't blame you the OEM are crap. I replaced them long before they wore out.

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Actually the OEM struts and shocks are twin tube and really aren't that bad. But...I love my new Bilstein sports and I too replaced the originals early!
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Actually the OEM struts and shocks are twin tube and really aren't that bad. But...I love my new Bilstein sports and I too replaced the originals early!

The stock shocks were horrible on the earlier model year E9x with sport suspension. Along with equally awful Bridgestone RFTs they made the suspension way too harsh.


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The stock shocks were horrible on the earlier model year E9x with sport suspension. Along with equally awful Bridgestone RFTs they made the suspension way too harsh.


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