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Old 03-23-2020, 02:20 AM
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Repalce normal suspension with M-sport

Hi gents
anyone advice that can replace normal suspension (P.N 31306775055-56) by SACHS M-Sport (P.N 31327905313-14).

BTW SACHS M Sport or KONI Special Active is better

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I don't recommend it. The M-sport suspension is very rough on the street. I've cracked 3 wheels in my city, which is known for terrible roads, and I drive fairly carefully.

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Yeah the M sport suspension is pretty rough and very low.
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:55 AM
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I'm running the upgraded suspension on my E60, not sure if same as M-Sport but I used to crack rims alot until I replaced the shocks. little did I know they were blown. Now running Bilsteins as sig says and the ride is similar to M6 when not in full M-Mode. I like the way it rides. Its not too rough, just allows you to feel the road. And could be a daily driver if I wanted it to be.
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I have a 2008 550i M-Sport. The suspension is perfect for me, not too rough at all, and when the time comes I will replace with OEM parts, but I like sports cars. Only disappointment is that I chose a compromise tire. The Continental Extremecontact dws06 is a very good all around tire, but the Pilot Sport 4S that were on the car when I got it were a huge improvement in performance.

Remember not to think just about the suspension itself, but that tires and suspension go hand in hand. It's best to consider what exactly it is you want from your car because good parts can get expensive very quickly and once you commit it's not particularly cheap to switch to something else.

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I have a 2008 550i M-Sport. The suspension is perfect for me, not too rough at all, and when the time comes I will replace with OEM parts, but I like sports cars. Only disappointment is that I chose a compromise tire. The Continental Extremecontact dws06 is a very good all around tire, but the Pilot 4S that were on the car when I got it were a huge improvement in performance.

Remember not to think just about the suspension itself, but that tires and suspension go hand in hand. It's best to consider what exactly it is you want from your car because good parts can get expensive very quickly and once you commit it's not particularly cheap to switch to something else.
Speaking of that, I just asked this question over in everything BMW thread. So you feel like there is a big difference between all seasons and pure summer tire? Asking, because I feel like the all seasons on my M6 are not doing it justice, but not sure if that is because the car is just new to me and I don't know how to drive it.
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Tires make a huge difference. Have had a number of cars that I had I used Continental Extreme Contact on, they are a great all around tire and a huge improvement over most all-season tires, but a pure summer performance tire is a big step up. The Pilot Sports that were on my 550i were about 50% worn and had a vibration even after balancing so I replaced them. Car is located in Wisconsin so get 40 degree temps into May and in late September and Michelin doesn't recommend Pilot Sports in those conditions. If I didn't want to drive the car April-October, I would have gotten them again.

That said, tires are a personal preference and all you have to do is look through the comments on any tire at the Tire Rack to see how polarizing ANY set can be depending on the car, driver and style.
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