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Old 10-16-2012, 09:00 PM
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F10 Dinan Springs Arrived today!

Just received my freshly ordered Dinan F10 550i springs, to be installed on Friday. I took advantage of the Dinan October sale and promo from my bmw dealer so ended up costing me $400 including tax and delivery, pretty sweet.

Now for the install, I am using an independent shop, friend of a friend who is supposed to know what he is doing as he has done extensive work on Porsches as I was told, we shall see. BMW dealer wanted wayyyy too much for this job.

Is there anything I should be aware of? I am not planning to do an alignment unless I feel the car is pulling and per instructions will fill up the tank.

Anything else? I will take before and after pics.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:35 AM
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Springs installed this week, worth it, luxury ride remains, height is minimally different, slightly lower in the rear, front is almost similar, no significant difference. Drives and handles better, highly recommend.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:39 AM
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Do you lose the dynamic damper control feature with this?
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:43 PM
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Do you lose the dynamic damper control feature with this?
No, you do not.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:43 PM
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Cannot fathom why they do not have 535 springs. Simply a no-brainer.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:28 AM
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after a few weeks, on snow wheels/tires 18", ride is almost the same, no significant difference, does handle better so no regrets however I wish they were more agressive. The car is still somewhat floaty however. Still disappointed with BMWs current direction of how their best handling cars should be.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:59 PM
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Indy shop install means no Dinan pts. Guess that's not an issue for you
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:04 PM
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I went to BMW after all, negotiated them down a bit and was able to get it done for 800 with alignment. it's an 8hr job. The potential savings wasnt worth the risk
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