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Old 03-03-2012, 07:41 PM
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Anyone in South Florida with Dinan Suspension?

I'd like to go for a ride in your car to see how it handles the roads around downtown miami and south beach.

I'm interested in doing the upgrade, but concerned the suspension may not fare well on these rougher roads.
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I'd like to go for a ride in your car to see how it handles the roads around downtown miami and south beach.

I'm interested in doing the upgrade, but concerned the suspension may not fare well on these rougher roads.
You make me laugh. I long for the roads of South Florida! Come drive in Virginia, Maryland and DC.

To your request though I hope you find the suspension a worthwhile upgrade. In my short experience with it I can say it has sharpened the handling quite a bit. I feel the vehicle is no longer as "floaty" as it was.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:56 PM
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You make me laugh. I long for the roads of South Florida! Come drive in Virginia, Maryland and DC.

To your request though I hope you find the suspension a worthwhile upgrade. In my short experience with it I can say it has sharpened the handling quite a bit. I feel the vehicle is no longer as "floaty" as it was.
I don't have the same floatiness of the regular 5 series, because the 4 wheel steering diminishes the shift in momentum when you corner. So for me the benefit won't be floatiness as much as increasing flatness in high speed cornering (the ARS still allows body tilt at higher speeds).

BTW I think our roads are not as good as you remember. I have had to have my wheels rebalanced at 3000 miles because of the potholes.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:41 PM
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Bumping this in case someone with dinan suspension in FL is reading.

If not, I am traveling to Beverly Hills, CA and Denver, CO pretty frequently so if someone is in those areas with Dinan suspension is willing to give me a demo of the ride quality, please also PM me.
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