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post #21 of 47 Old 1st July 2015, 01:25 AM
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I have E63.. not sure how different this is compared to M5, but after H&R springs I find the soft setting too 'weak' in damping and makes the car go bouncy. When I say bouncy I don't mean harsh ride, I mean the the damper does not stop the car from bouncing up and down quickly, it feels like it takes another stroke or so before it actually settles. I never use soft setting anymore, its either medium or hard. Even medium doesn't really feel matched properly, something obvious anyway when I moved on to a stiffer spring anyway.

I did not get the coilovers because I also wanted to retain the EDC and not make the feature in the car useless when it is only a street car, but if bilstein's new shock supports EDC properly and is going to work better with stiffer springs then I think I am in for it also

I wonder if bilstein's damping is matched/targeted to use with lowered stiffere springs or stock springs though.. !
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One of the best suspension mods you can make if you want to retain the EDC functionality, which I did. Huge improvement over the stock EDC shocks. Works great with the H&R springs, at least in my car. Suggest you call Turner and talk to their Bilstein expert.
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One of the best suspension mods you can make if you want to retain the EDC functionality, which I did. Huge improvement over the stock EDC shocks. Works great with the H&R springs, at least in my car. Suggest you call Turner and talk to their Bilstein expert.
Hi Michael, after a few months of driving with the Bilstein's in conjunction with the H&R springs are you still happy with the performance and ride quality? I am in the process of getting the same setup on my car along with addition of spacers. I initially wanted coilovers but I want to maintain the EDC so I decided not to.
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Bilstein now sells the EDC shocks in a coil over made just for the e60 M5. It's supposed to be plug and play with the stock BMW I drive software. I think the kit is $3200.


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Bilstein now sells the EDC shocks in a coil over made just for the e60 M5. It's supposed to be plug and play with the stock BMW I drive software. I think the kit is $3200.


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Thanks Markie M5, where can I buy it?
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I would check turner motorsports. There was a thread on this board where I read about it. I think it's the best way to go. You can dial in the ride height you want and still maintain the EDC through the stock idrive settings.


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I would check turner motorsports. There was a thread on this board where I read about it. I think it's the best way to go. You can dial in the ride height you want and still maintain the EDC through the stock idrive settings.


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Awesome, thanks... I actually was also considering getting new Bilsteins (EDC compatible) along with H&R springs... what do you think of that option? It's a little more economical than the coilovers
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I would rather have the coil overs so I could change the ride height. I had put H &R springs in my 530 and they were great. I think they are great springs. I lowered the 530 with the sport springs and it looked awesome, improved the handling but it was just too low. Every driveway was a problem. I'm fighting the urge to lower my M5 for this reason. I was thinking that with the coil overs, you could at least bring it up a bit if you feel it's too low. Once you change out the springs, that's it. Even with the stock sway bar, car handled really well after it was lowered. I was surprised at the difference.


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The spacers are a good move also. New Bilstein E60 M5 EDC Shocks Installed-imageuploadedbyag-free1446065825.650464.jpg
This is my car with 12mm spacers and stock springs. Front fender gap looks awful but like I said I'm fighting the urge to lower it.


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