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Dif between all the "sport suspensions"?

6758 Views 28 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  Magna
Sorry if this has been asked before, but a quick search did not provide any useful insight...

What are the real facts about the difference between the various 3-series suspensions:
- 330i
- 330i sp
- 330ci
- 330ci sp
- Sports package 2(?)
- M3

Are the springs, shocks, anti-roll bars different? If so how?

Can someone with a parts CD verify that there are actually different parts and provide specs? or is it all marketing hype?

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virtualrain said:
Has anyone monitoring this thread driven both a standard sport suspension and a #226 suspension (which appears to be part of the M Sport Package in Canada and Europe)?

I would be very interested in your subjective views of the stiffness and handling.

(Mean time, I am going to investigate the actual parts - stay tuned).
I drove the M-Sport Pkg equipped 330CIC yesterday and it sure felt a HECK of a lot tighter than I remember my sport suspension being. It felt great, but it's been awhile since I've been in a new sport suspension equipped car.

(My car currently has RD sways, UUC springs & blown OE shocks so it's no comparison) But if memory serves me correct, it really felt stiff... In a good way. This should be offered as an option.

Visually it wasn't any lower.

- JP
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