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Old 05-14-2019, 11:10 PM
pandrath pandrath is offline
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Options for improving ride comfort

I am planning on ordering the X2 xDrive20i M Sport, but I am concerned with the ride being too stiff for Greek roads and wanted to ask some advice on specing the order in the best way possible.*

I have 3 options for suspension:
- Non-sport: should be softer, but could be wobbly and I will miss the ability to have the stiffer option
- M Sport: i have it on my F20 and find it hard, word is it's even harder on the X2
- Dynamic Dampers: thought wouldbe best of both worlds, but the dealer said it actually makes the m sport even stiffer in Sport mode without real softening vs the static suspension in Comfort mode

Probably will get the dynamic dampers as it is very little difference in cost to the static m sport. Any different opinions?

Now, i also wanted to avoid runflats. The default rims are 19" with rft, but I can get non-runflats in 18" for same price, or 19" with non-rft with "performance tires" for around $1500 more! I think the 18" make the X2 look less interesting, but before shelling out $1500 for the 19" with the performance tires, i would like to ask your views here on whether I can expect a marked improvement in ride comfort vs the runflats. Also feel free to weigh in on your view of X2 with 18" wheels.

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Old 05-16-2019, 06:38 PM
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The active dampering does indeed only stiffen the ride, it is not the same as the active handling packages on other models.. so you can skip that if you want to save some money. However, it might be nice if you find some better windy roads and turn it on.

I can't say that the difference in tire size will help a lot or not. My wife has a 2016 X1 with 18 inch tires, and I have the 2019 X2 m35i with the 19" tires. With runflats I do not notice any noticeable decrease in the roughness of the ride. HOWEVER, she has a set of winter tires (non runflat) and the ride is much better. So you can most definitely go with regular tires if that is so much an option. When buying off the dealer lot it was never an option to change it.. and also keep in mind it might be nice to also buy the spare tire kit then... or at least a patch/slime kit. I personally will be switching over to regular tires when each of the cars wear through their tires. I also do not know the pricing of tires in Greece, but here in the USA a set of non runflat tires shouldn't cost you more than $1,000 so if they told me they'd charge me $1,500 more I would pass and change them myself, and sell the tires. Or in my case, run them out until they wear out and buy different ones later. The choice then becomes asthetics of 18,19 or 20 inch wheels. The 18 inch wheels would look the most "aggressive" in terms of lots of rubber on the tires. Vs the 20" tires look very "tuner/race car" with little rubber to be seen.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for your input. I think i will go in that direction, active dampers ($250 option) plus the 19" with non-rft ($1500). But i will try to understand better why it is costing so much - it also adds 4gr to the emmissions value, meaning they are less efficient than the RFT, with some impact on taxation. The only information in the configurator (and i also checked the german version) is "19 inch wheels with sport tyres" while the normal wheels say "19 inch wheels with runflat tyres.
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