BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-11-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
thedrknows
Captain
thedrknows's Avatar
15
Rep
634
Posts

Drives: 2008 BMW 135i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: AZ

iTrader: (17)

Sleeve Kit or KW V3 - EDC

Would there be any benifit to purchasing a used KW V3 setup vs. just going with the sleeve kit?

I have EDC and go to the Nurburgring every once in a while, but most of my driving is on the street. I don't mind a stiffer suspension (had H&R race springs on my 08), but also like having the EDC option.

Is there really any reason to spend the extra $700 or so on a used V3 setup or just stick with the sleeve over kit?
__________________

Current - 2008 135i CR
SOLD - 2010 135i LMB
SOLD - 2012 M3 MR
SOLD - 2008 M3 JZB
Appreciate 0
      10-11-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
CSanto
Colonel
63
Rep
2,051
Posts

Drives: 2015 BSM/SO M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New York

iTrader: (2)

If you like EDC, there are really no other options. Springs or Sleeve kit.

I don't think the V3s are worth 3.5X the price (new) vs the sleeves.

If you're going for a track set-up I hear its best to skip the V3s and do clubsports or JRZ or something like that.
Appreciate 0
      10-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
CarbonFoot
First Lieutenant
CarbonFoot's Avatar
8
Rep
336
Posts

Drives: 2009 E90 M3 DCT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: CA - Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Well there is a 3rd option that you didn't mention, but will provide EDC like capabilities. It's the DDC setup, which is the V3 with 3 preset damper settings - full soft, full hard and something inbetween. It's expensive though, so not really a valid option when comparing it to the sleeve or used v3, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      10-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
thedrknows
Captain
thedrknows's Avatar
15
Rep
634
Posts

Drives: 2008 BMW 135i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: AZ

iTrader: (17)

I like the EDC, but am willing to give it up if the V3s are really worth the sacrifice. Is it worth it though?
__________________

Current - 2008 135i CR
SOLD - 2010 135i LMB
SOLD - 2012 M3 MR
SOLD - 2008 M3 JZB
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2012, 12:16 AM   #5
radiantm3
Apex Everything!
radiantm3's Avatar
United_States
196
Rep
4,023
Posts

Drives: >1000 HP in my garage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Danville, CA

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2013 BMW X5M  [4.33]
2011 E92 M3  [4.80]
2014 BMW i3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedrknows View Post
I like the EDC, but am willing to give it up if the V3s are really worth the sacrifice. Is it worth it though?
I dumped my edc setup for v3's. totally worth it IMO. I like them so much better on the street and the track
__________________

OEM M3 GTS Splitter/Wing/Harness Bar/Rear Seat Delete, Ohlin R&T, Brembo BBK, Akrapovic GT4, Alekshop Oil Cooler, ESS Tune/Pulley, Recaro SPG, 18" BBS FI, CAE Shifter, Vorschlag Camber Plates, Bimmerworld Toe-Links/End-Links/Motor Mounts, RD Sport Front Sway, Turner Solid Subframe/Diff Bushings, Awron Gauge.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 AM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST