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post #11 of 47 Old 11th May 2015, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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The ride quality on the softest setting is fine. Actually it's better than with the stock set up. I'm also running 20" HRE's with Michelin PSSs.
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post #12 of 47 Old 11th May 2015, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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The stiffest setting is definitely stiffer than the stock setting in the same position. It's a track ready set up with this setting. I'm also running 20" HREs and PSSs with the H&R springs so you would expect all of these factors to contribute to the greater stiffness. In the normal setting it's fine.
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The stiffest setting is definitely stiffer than the stock setting in the same position. It's a track ready set up with this setting. I'm also running 20" HREs and PSSs with the H&R springs so you would expect all of these factors to contribute to the greater stiffness. In the normal setting it's fine.
Pics of what the struts look like with wheels installed? That's actually one thing I'm worried about...what will the yellow/blue look like behind the wheels.

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Suspension: Bilstein B16 EDC Coilovers | Dinan: FRC, CF F&R Strut Bars, Monoballs | 11" Bimmerworld Adjustable FSB End Links | RDSport RSB
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Been following this thread closely as I need to replace the shocks/struts soon. Will also likely lower with Eibach or HRE springs at that time.

What I am wondering is how these would compare to brand new OEM shocks/struts? That is, any new shock is going to perform better than a used shock. Now, Bilsten makes a great product and have used them religiously on other vehicles, but the other vehicles were pure muscle vehicles designed to go straight down the 1320.

I picked my e60 up with 50k on the clock so I have no idea how brand new OEM shocks feel, however, I heard they feel pretty darn good.


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Stock shocks from the dealer about $900 per shock, probably could get them for less at one of the discount OEM parts dealers, no comparison to the Bilstein technology, call Turner and do your own DD but that's what I learned. I'm using H&R springs and I'm really pleased with the drop and performance.
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Stock shocks from the dealer about $900 per shock, probably could get them for less at one of the discount OEM parts dealers, no comparison to the Bilstein technology, call Turner and do your own DD but that's what I learned. I'm using H&R springs and I'm really pleased with the drop and performance.
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Suspension: Bilstein B16 EDC Coilovers | Dinan: FRC, CF F&R Strut Bars, Monoballs | 11" Bimmerworld Adjustable FSB End Links | RDSport RSB
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Brakes: StopTech Trophy Kit 380mm Slotted
Wheels (street): 20" HRE P43SC in Gloss Bronze 20x9"et+9, 20x10.5"et+28 w/ Michelin PSS 255/35/20 & 295/30/20
Wheels (track): 18" HRE R40 in Brushed Titanium 18x9"et+17 w/ TMS 12.5mm spacers, 18x10.5"et+28 w/ Toyo R888 245/40/18 & 275/35/18
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Are these available for the M6?

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Stock shocks from the dealer about $900 per shock, probably could get them for less at one of the discount OEM parts dealers, no comparison to the Bilstein technology, call Turner and do your own DD but that's what I learned. I'm using H&R springs and I'm really pleased with the drop and performance.

Wow. I haven't priced out OEM shocks and didn't realize their cost! Bilsteins it is! Lol

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My concern was more towards the "comfort" setting, as I still haul the family around in the M5 sometimes. Currently I have H&R springs and the comfort setting is just a little too harsh. If the comfort setting on the Bilsteins is better (more comfortable) then I'm sold. Still in for pics.
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I drive my kids around on occasion, no issues on the comfort setting, but if there was they would have to suck it up. The Bilstein shocks do "feel" better. It's a personal choice...
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