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Old 07-15-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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Bilstien PSS

Hi guys I am considering getting a set of the PSS coil overs, I have a 2002 330ci vert and i'm not interested in going low cept for an occasional visit to the track but comfort and ride hieght is important.
Question does the PSS at its maximum height give the same height as stock ?
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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I have the PSS10 on my M3 an it gives the car a very nice look. I also have a VERT my car is in the Show Thread if you want to see how they look
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:53 AM   #3
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PSS9 in my coupe at it's highest was considerably lower than stock sport. Comfort is not a term to be applied to this suspension. This set up is all about performance handling not comfort! A pot hole blew out the front struts and mushroomed the towers. So, I have gone to std Bilstein sports and H&R sports to get the car back up. Still a very stiff ride which is what I like. Jamacian roads may be a different situation?
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:14 AM   #4
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hummer- In jamaica there are more potholes than road...guess i may have to rethink the coilovers..

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Old 07-16-2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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There are a lot of suspension setups available. If your roads are that bad, you really need to maintain as much ride ht and suspension travel as possible. My setup is slightly lower than OEM sport. If I were you, I would call Bav Auto or the sponsors here and talk about what your goals are and they can advise how to get there. Slammed cars may look great but they are not easy to live with on a daily basis over the long haul they result in other problems.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:03 PM   #6
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hummer - not looking for slammed at all was actually caught by the idea of the pss cause i thought I could run at stock height and drop it on the weekends if I want to track it
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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You may want to look into a good set of sway bars for some better handling on the track. I have the PSS (not 9 or 10, only height adjustment not dampening) and at the bottom I'm almost getting a bit of tuck on the wheels, never ran it at the top but I'm sure it's lower than stock. Although the height adjustment is possible it seems to be a bit of a pain to do it often. I found a big difference in handling when I put in my sways, and it was pretty easy to do.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:26 PM   #8
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ive got b4 sport , which are bit stiffer than standard but not lowering the car. superb on bad roads for handling and great comfort!
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:36 PM   #9
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I have the PSS9s on my '05 325i. I'm a fan
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:49 PM   #10
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Are vert's allowed on the track in Jamaica, mon?
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:58 PM   #11
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lol yes iya! mek we jus say we dey pan d fringe a babylon from day 1 so a no notten zeen!
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:18 PM   #12
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blackbeast - wats a b4 sport ?
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