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Old 06-11-2013, 11:19 AM
elkr4me2 elkr4me2 is offline
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Dinan Springs and Shockware - should I or shouldnt I?

I have a 2013 550i x-Drive M-Sport...I live in Colorado and I do not track the car...have no plans to race it...roads in Colorado suck (despite the high taxes)...I am coming out of a 335xi Sport that was a snappy little ride...the 550i has way more power but I miss the handling of the 335...will I be sorry with the Dinan springs and Shockware with the crappy roads? Concerned about day to day drivability...thanks for the thoughts
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:58 AM
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The roads here in Chicago are pretty bad too and I have no problems with the Dinan Springs and Shockware. I would say Comfort+ is between Comfort & Sport with stock springs. Comfort is slightly stiffer than stock sport mode and the new sport mode is awesome. Having said that, if you find yourself in Sport mode all the time with stock springs and it is bearable, then by any means, go for it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:08 PM
elkr4me2 elkr4me2 is offline
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thanks for the reply...interesting but I find myself in Sport+ all the time....hmmm...maybe I am not saving myself $2500 after all...
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:46 PM
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If handling improvement is what you want, then I will also suggest the negative camber arms as well as the low compliance rear arms. I have both mods and spirited turns now feel more accurate and stable, while the rear end of the car feels more responsive. The difference is most noticeable when crossing intersections where the middle of the road you are crossing is noticeably higher and you drive through it at higher speeds. Before the mod, the rear end felt bouncy after the bump, and now the rear end feels more responsive and much stiffer. Same thing with rail road crossings as well.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:54 PM
elkr4me2 elkr4me2 is offline
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thanks again joseyu...can I ask how you use you 550? Is it a daily driver? Mine is a Sales sled...I pick up customers, get them liquored up eat food etc...it's what I do....then I drive it on the weekend and have fun etc...just curious if you are using yours on the track or is it a daily driver
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:48 PM
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No tracking, just a daily driver to and from work. I also try to find some back roads during the weekend to have some fun. After August, it will be my Mon-Fri car.

I forgot to add that the new Sport and Sport+ modes with Dinan Spring and Shockware are awesome but only on smooth roads as I find it a little rough and jarring on lesser roads.
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