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Old 10-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
Not to be the unpopular one in the crowd...but I ran the H&R coilovers on my XI for over 50k miles. The car took corners like it was on rails, it was more confidence inspiring than my E46 M3, BUT, that came at a cost. Ride comfort. This car was my daily driver, and it was not a very comfortable ride at all. If you take the family out or others in your car often you might want to think again. Personally I would not opt for the H&R coilovers if it is a daily driver.

Seems the most comfortable setup for an XI is Eibachs and Konis.
I've had the same h&r coil-overs on my car for about 60k miles now. Agreed - car handles like its on rails but overall, this suspension setup sucks - it is WAY too harsh for street use for both car and driver.

If you live where your roads are really, really good - maybe this is a good option. Otherwise, this suspension will beat the *hit out of your strut towers and other suspension components. I've also had one of the struts themselves fail prematurely due to the roads here just being too hard on them.
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