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  1. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2003 325i with a 2004 M3 front suspension (don't ask) and I need to get tires that will fit the car, should I buy rear 2003 tires and front 2004 tires? or is there a better option? Thanks so much
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I’ve recently bought an E61, and I’m very disappointed with the handling. Wobbly, vague, and imprecise. Not what I expected after owning 6 other BMWs. Nor after all the glowing reviews of the E60 when it came out, including very strong praise for it’s steering versus contemporary BMWs and its...
  3. Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI
    I'm thinking about getting a mid-2000s Z4 but I'm concerned about handling in WI winters. Of course, I'd use snow tires. Would that be enough? Any thoughts? Advice? TIA!
  4. X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
    Hi All I am a newbie here so please treat me gently! I have an X1 35i x-line with standard wheels and tires for the model. My issue is handling in wet weather. Simply put it is awful. I have owned and driven lots of sports cars including a 993 Porsche which I spent the time fitting with race...
  5. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hey guys Im new to the forum new to me 535i owner here with 6mt and really loving my car. It came bone stock not even parking sensors which kind of sucked but it was the only 6MT I could find near me within my budget. Im looking to make some power mods as the car is plenty adequate but if i can...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I purchased a set of KONI FSD Dampers from Tirerack a couple of months ago and had them installed at my Indy in Bellevue WA. I am loving the ride! I paid $801 for a set of four. I'll have to check the receipt to for the installation cost and add it to this post. They also replaced two mounts...
  7. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I've just purchased a CPO 2013 335i with sport package, incl. M-sport suspension on run-flat 18x8.0 tires. In this 'EverydayDriver' review on YouTube, this model gets some great comments on the power train, but serious critique of the handling (steering precision and body roll), see...
  8. Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension
    Hi, I want to improve the handling of my F20 LCI 1.20i. Looks (and lowering) are not important but I want to retain comfort as I am not planning tracking. Pot holes, speed bumps etc. are common were I live, so really comfort is important. I've read soft suspension doesn't mean less grip...
  9. F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current)
    Hi guys, my 2016 M3 is on the way to the dealship and will be picking it up soon!!!! The first thing I will do is to mod the suspension to make it looks more aggresive and perhaps improve some handling. So the question is should I just go for the spring or should i go for coilovers? Its gonna...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So I'm building my 2001 bmw 540i 6 speed mapper and I was curious on what car parts from other cars from other makes will fit my e39. Obviously to better my car in any way, shape, form. Would differentials from other cars work or any part that can increase hp/torque or handling. Please let me...
  11. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi all, I've got a 2011 (E93) 335i Convertible with standard suspension. Factory shocks were way too jarring for the terribly bumpy Los Angeles roads. Last year, I a Koni FSD 4 piece shock/strut kit. They removed the jarring ride and high speed mid-turn bounces. But the FSDs created...
  12. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am past due on replacing my suspension all the way around. A mechanic i talked to suggested i put on KYBs. This guy used to due suspension work on mazdas to get them ready for the track so i have confidence in his knowledge and skill. I take curves pretty quick in my car so i want to get what...
  13. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    So I dropped some lowering springs in the other day, and noticed my control arm bushings were looking a little rough. So im shopping for some new stuff to upgrade. My questions are: 1. Should I just swap bushings, or do the whole control arms? 2. Are the powerflex bushings as awesome in real...
  14. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    REF: 1997 E39 528i Provided here is info on what I found to be my best course of action for replacing the steering rack. Drives out beautifully - well worth doing! PARTS: Steering rack with ends; part vendor: *********** #80-00453 AN $345 (new) LABOR: Frankfurt Foreign Automotive (BMW...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I just bought a 2004 330xi with sport package and 6 speed. I drove it home from NE for a couple of hours. The steering felt a bit loose in the sense that it seemed to wander a bit depending on the road conditions or spore-forming on the freeway -- it does not feel like there is play on the...
  16. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I'm trying to prepare my auto cross e90 better for handling. So I'm thinking of dropping it between an inch and an two inches. I was looking at H&R racing springs. Just wanted a second opinion. Thanks
  17. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I was reading about the new USA recall of airbags in the 3 series today: > E46 (1999 - 2006) > RECALL - E46 BMW Passenger Airbag 2002 - 2003 - 220,000 vehicles world wide So I decided to check if my 2002 525i was affected: - How to report a BMW safety problem to the National Highway Traffic...
  18. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I am looking at lowering my 93 325is. This car will be a budget build but not gonna pay for junk. Megan Racing has 2" front 1.75" rear drop springs. I know a lot of people that use these but not on BMW's has anyone used these or know of someone who has? what did you think of them?
  19. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    OK, now i know that this same topic has been posted more times that people can count, but no matter. Recently, my father added a new car to the family; a 2007 335i convertible. Originally he was going to look at a CLK550, but after a ton of pestering from me about what a clot he would look, he...
  20. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey, so I was thinking about starting a thread about what setup you have on your car. Preferabaly what you have or have used and your opinion on it. What tires have you used? Size? Brand? Suspension manufacture and components? Wheels? I think this will be a good place to start looking for what...
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