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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:10 PM   #41
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LOL your RWD car in the snow with snow-tires is RETARDEDLY terrible and you don't even know it!
awwwwwwwww someone wanted to get a word in.... adorable

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:17 PM   #42
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awwwwwwwww someone wanted to get a word in.... adorable

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keep reading sunshine
I love it that your car is slower and can't go in the snow. HILARIOUS! Srsly tho. . . M3, XI or a different car.

So you've made it up all the "hills" in RI. Try coming and pulling that **** in february in Colorado where the "hills" are 14000 feet tall and where 3 inches of snow isn't called a "storm."
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:20 PM   #43
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I love it that your car is slower and can't go in the snow. HILARIOUS! Srsly tho. . . M3, XI or a different car.

So you've made it up all the "hills" in RI. Try coming and pulling that **** in february in Colorado where the "hills" are 14000 feet tall and where 3 inches of snow isn't called a "storm."
and when in this thread did i try to compare RI conditions to CO conditions?

now you are looking for an argument... haha, look at you all worked up

the only reason i responded to the OP that way is because he is in CT.. not once did i say (or have i ever said) that RWD will be as good as AWD in any conditions, let alone 14000 feet mountains

stop being pathetic please

m3, xi, or a different car? LOL... thats like me saying get a subaru if you want to get 4wd... seriously, we are all FANATICS, not once did i rip on Xi
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:22 PM   #44
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you are retarded, you seriously are.... please see BOLDED parts to prove how much of a dumbass you are

WHEN DID I SAY MY CAR WAS SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER.... NEVER

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I NEVER SAID I WOULD RATHER BE IN AN RWD CAR, NOR DID I DISCREDIT THE CAPABILITIES OF AN AWD WITH SNOWS

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WHEN DID I SAY AWD WAS A MARKETING GIMMICK????


butthurt? ya clearly you are if you are making up things that you "thought" i said



i'll say this one last goddamn time... for the weather here in RI (just like YOU referenced your driving habits/conditions on the way to VT)... there is never more than a couple inches on the ground, if that... with that being said, RWD with snow tires is COMPLETELY FINE

if you can't agree with that, then you need to open your eyes... you are talking about going 80 in all this snow and not losing control, idk wtf kinda bullshit is running through your mind, but where the fvck are you coming up with ideas like that? why is whatever you are saying even relevent?

on page 1 i even said to another member "oh i didn't check where you were from (calgary) and then AGREED THAT AWD WOULD BE A BETTER CHOICE"

please.... put your guard down and READ everything i have said in this thread

once again... PLEASE READ what i am saying, because clearly you haven't been able to read a goddamn thing yet
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:29 PM   #45
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Dinan suspension here and I've found that the ride quality is certainly more harsh than before, but the amount of rubber on the car makes a big difference. I've got 17's in the winter and 18's in the summer and I notice a big difference between the two. On 18's the ride is harsh and my tires tramline like crazy. On 17's the ride is actually not too bad and I get no tramlining.

The big question in my mind is whether dropping an XI actually affects CV/CV-boot failure. Front axles are expensive.

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Don't tell me how to live my life. Now go sell your car and get an XI or an M3. Or maybe a ZHP.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:36 PM   #46
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by that response i'll take it you have no other thoughts or comebacks, either that or you were too stubborn to read

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Don't tell me how to live my life.
I can in fact tell you how to live your life, however you don't necessarily have to listen

this is just amuzing now, keep going Xi owners... i'm allllll ears
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by that response i'll take it you have no other thoughts or comebacks, either that or you were too stubborn to read



I can in fact tell you how to live your life, however you don't necessarily have to listen

this is just amuzing now, keep going Xi owners... i'm allllll ears
Is that a picture of yourself in your avatar? Listen, I had no idea you were. . .

We should hang out.
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Wow this thread has been pointless.

Back to the original subject. I have a set of H&R springs that have been sitting my garage for 2 years now. My car has 92k miles and I'm ready to get the worn struts out, but I'm worried about having a crashy, harsh ride.

Who has the smoothest ride and what strut/ spring combo do you use? Should I just replace my struts and leave the stock springs on? Are the H&Rs really the worst for comfort? Is it even possible to keep a smooth ride with aftermarket suspension parts?
+1 Thank you...I'm OP & even I was getting to think this was a snow thread.
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I dont think that a mild drop of 1-2 inches will affect the cv/boots too much. ive only see a few issues of this and that was with ///a's kw's. The way im seeing it when i get a suspension setup, whatever it may be, itll be much better than old tired shocks/springs with 96kmi on em.

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by that response i'll take it you have no other thoughts or comebacks, either that or you were too stubborn to read
no need for comebacks. it seems you just know everything about xi's, weather patterns, and the plowing capabilities of every town in the New England area. i can now see how you got your 14000+ posts..
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by that response i'll take it you have no other thoughts or comebacks, either that or you were too stubborn to read



I can in fact tell you how to live your life, however you don't necessarily have to listen

this is just amuzing now, keep going Xi owners... i'm allllll ears
geeeezus JJ...this a XI suspension thread, not AWD vs RW or how great your Blizzaks can go in 2 inches of snow. Will ya please give it a rest & let us get back to topic.
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geeeezus JJ...this a XI suspension thread, not AWD vs RW or how great your Blizzaks can go in 2 inches of snow. Will ya please give it a rest & let us get back to topic.
will all due respect, i said one thing how RWD with snows are fine in a little bit of snow, and i have a half of dozen Xi members down my throat accusing me of saying RWD is just as good as Xi and how RWD bimmers are SOOO much better than Xi's

Do me a favor, look at all of my posts, did i sit here bashing people's cars and ragging on Xi's? come on now... ... tell your Xi buddies to stop being so immature
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FWIW, i've been dropped for about 1.5 years and now have a worn out inner cv joint. the boot never tore and yet the cv joint is cooked. just a little more anecdotal evidence that maybe a drop does cause problems. Obviously it's not conclusive evidence.
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no need for comebacks. it seems you just know everything about xi's, weather patterns, and the plowing capabilities of every town in the New England area. i can now see how you got your 14000+ posts..
it does?

weird... i didn't say ONE THING about Xi's in this entire thread.. i did mention on page 1 that i would "imagine they are nothing less than perfect with snow tires"... other than that, lol i didn't say one thing about Xi's

hmm... weird

if you people stopped putting words in my mouth maybe i would have left here a long time ago...
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weird... i didn't say ONE THING about Xi's in this entire thread..
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no offense OP, i'm sure you have your own reasons... but after having blizzacks in RI for 3 years, there is absolutely no reason to get an Xi

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JR I agree with you on every point youve made, it seems as if most XI drivers are touchy about their cars. Maybe its because we have noticeably slower cars than the RWD peeps. I do think that the XI is better in snow, but **** thats just common sense. People freak out over RWD cars in snow. My moms old maxima was so much worse than my dad's ///m in the snow. Anyway more to the point. I have springs that give me a small drop. My shocks are holding up fine, looks great, firmed up a little. Happy with results. All other XI drivers.. chill a bit please.
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JR I agree with you on every point youve made, it seems as if most XI drivers are touchy about their cars. Maybe its because we have noticeably slower cars than the RWD peeps. I do think that the XI is better in snow, but **** thats just common sense. People freak out over RWD cars in snow. My moms old maxima was so much worse than my dad's ///m in the snow. Anyway more to the point. I have springs that give me a small drop. My shocks are holding up fine, looks great, firmed up a little. Happy with results. All other XI drivers.. chill a bit please.
You should watch the motorweek you tube vid on page one.
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You should watch the motorweek you tube vid on page one.
Idk i just cant believe it. I know my car is sower than a 325i. Maybe it just pertains to the 330, but somehow i doubt it. Hmmm
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JR I agree with you on every point youve made, it seems as if most XI drivers are touchy about their cars. Maybe its because we have noticeably slower cars than the RWD peeps. I do think that the XI is better in snow, but **** thats just common sense. People freak out over RWD cars in snow. My moms old maxima was so much worse than my dad's ///m in the snow. Anyway more to the point. I have springs that give me a small drop. My shocks are holding up fine, looks great, firmed up a little. Happy with results. All other XI drivers.. chill a bit please.
At least one person can actually understand what i was actually saying, thank you. Of course Xi is better in the snow, like you said its common sense...


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You should watch the motorweek you tube vid on page one.
Not to open up another can of worms... but referencing that the Xi is faster from 0-60 is like me saying "well the 330i is faster 5-60"

two different drivetrains... apples and oranges

on a side note... while i don't doubt that the Xi should be faster 0-60, 6.2 isn't that great of a time... Road and Track put down 6.1 for the 330Ci, so i would think with the right times, an Xi could break 6
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Idk i just cant believe it. I know my car is sower than a 325i. Maybe it just pertains to the 330, but somehow i doubt it. Hmmm
I have my doubts as well, but you never know. Also, I've heard XI's are approx 200lbs heavier. . . that's a lot of weight, making it that much harder to believe.

That said, the "official" 0-60 times are notoriously inaccurate so it could be true.

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...i don't doubt that the Xi should be faster 0-60, 6.2 isn't that great of a time... Road and Track put down 6.1 for the 330Ci, so i would think with the right times, an Xi could break 6
None of our cars are particularly "fast" by comparison to all the new cars you see driving around. I've always just enjoyed the smooth power curve of the m54 motor and the classic great BMW handling. Not to mention great looks. So, I'm not real concerned with 0-60 times. I almost never floor it anyway.
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None of our cars are particularly "fast" by comparison to all the new cars you see driving around. I've always just enjoyed the smooth power curve of the m54 motor and the classic great BMW handling. Not to mention great looks. So, I'm not real concerned with 0-60 times. I almost never floor it anyway.
i can't even call them "quick" anymore... nevermind fast.. and i agree, there are far more attributes to the e46 than how fast it is(n't)
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