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Old 12-29-2010, 04:25 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by mb1 View Post
Now that you have had more time, still liking it? The stock suspension seems to have to much body roll for me and seems to rebound strangely on challenging roads at a good speed. Maybe I'm too used to my S2000s suspension. Trying to decide if I'll remedy it on my M3.
Yes, I am still loving it. I have had a chance to drive several backroads at a good pace and it greatly outperforms the stock suspension.

The most noticeable difference is in the damping control as you mentioned. The stock suspension tends to bounce a lot in the turns even if the road is very smooth due to being underdamped for progressive springs. The Koni's are much more solid and provide more stable cornering. Ultimate grip is probably similar because that depends more on tires, but handling confidence and turning response is much better. Body roll and pitch is also reduced by a good amount.

Ride quality is similar but not as harsh over small bumps. The bumps feel more muffled - but you definitely still feel them. The ride gets smoother at higher speeds. I still recommend it, but wish this weather would dry up!

Look at that subtle jet-black coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a 6mt.
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