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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:40 PM
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Thinking of Replacing Suspension System

I am thinking about swapping out the shocks on my 545i; I prefer to have the best of both worlds, great handling and comfort. I want something a bit more aggressive than the stock sports package. What should I be looking at?

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How about Bilstien shocks, with some Eibach lowering springs. It won't be much stiffer than stock, but give you the performance you're looking for without giving you full coilover harshness of ride.
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I have decided to go with the Dinan Stage 1 suspension based on the reviews I have seen. The March sale doesn't hurt either.
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How about Bilstien shocks, with some Eibach lowering springs. It won't be much stiffer than stock, but give you the performance you're looking for without giving you full coilover harshness of ride.
If you go with the bilstien CO's they are pretty stiff. For the last two weeks I've been riding on the KW V2's and I must say compared to the sport suspension the handling is definitely better along with the ride comfort. Also it just feels solidly planted when I drop the hammer on the gas pedal.
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