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      06-28-2011, 01:27 AM   #1
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EDC or EPS choose one

I'm on the fence with both of these options but figured I'll get one. Which would you choose?
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      06-28-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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EDC - no brainer. Premium Audio is not that great. I'm sure the standard audio sounds really good so you will already have that and then you will have EDC as well. Trust me, it's nice to be able to set it on comfort sometimes, especially true if you get 19s...
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      06-28-2011, 03:34 AM   #3
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I'm on the fence with both of these options but figured I'll get one. Which would you choose?
I have both. As much as I LOVE my EDC and use it almost daily I would actually be very practical in recommending EPS just because you will use it every day while you may not play with EDC every day. So you'll get your money worth more out of EPS. The fact that you're asking that question means you're not biased (I wouldn't have been asking the same question if I had to get one or the other, I'd have gotten EDC no questions asked). Saying that, I have to remind you that the EDC is an M3 specific while EPS isn't.
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      06-28-2011, 03:57 AM   #4
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EPS, get a better suspension like KWV3 later
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In all honesty, if I had to choose between the two I would go EPS. I like EDC, but if I didn't have it I would've upgraded my suspension already. Part of the reason why I haven't is because since I have EDC, I don't want to get rid of it for something else.
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      06-28-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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Getting the standard audio is something you will always regret....get both or the audio, the standard suspension is already great.

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      06-28-2011, 04:59 AM   #7
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you can get kw v3 later, so get the EPS
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EDC is a waste of money if you ask me. I have it and can barely notice a difference between settings. I blind tested my passengers to see if they could tell what setting I was on and they had zero clue.
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      06-28-2011, 07:06 AM   #9
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EDC is a waste of money if you ask me. I have it and can barely notice a difference between settings. I blind tested my passengers to see if they could tell what setting I was on and they had zero clue.
What tires do you have? When I had my hard sidewall Conti3 the EDC settings were very noticeable, I could tell them apart blindfolded. When I changed to softer side wall (DWs) it's harder to sense the difference.
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both or go home!
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What tires do you have? When I had my hard sidewall Conti3 the EDC settings were very noticeable, I could tell them apart blindfolded. When I changed to softer side wall (DWs) it's harder to sense the difference.
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EDC is a waste of money if you ask me. I have it and can barely notice a difference between settings. I blind tested my passengers to see if they could tell what setting I was on and they had zero clue.
Really? There is absolutely a noticeable difference between the three settings in my car. Besides, aftermarket mods are available retaining EDC functionality for those talking about upgrading later.

I have both, and i guess I would get both if i got this car new. But over all, i'm not as much of a music guy in my M3. I'd rather hear the engine, as that is my audio system...
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EDC is a waste of money if you ask me. I have it and can barely notice a difference between settings. I blind tested my passengers to see if they could tell what setting I was on and they had zero clue.
completely agree. the differences are so subtle that it's a waste of money. EPS gets my vote.
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      06-28-2011, 11:17 AM   #14
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Both, EPS with BMW Apps is a nicely integrated sound console. If you're not going aftermarket on suspension the EDC is a nice addition to the driving experience.
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Really? There is absolutely a noticeable difference between the three settings in my car. Besides, aftermarket mods are available retaining EDC functionality for those talking about upgrading later.

I have both, and i guess I would get both if i got this car new. But over all, i'm not as much of a music guy in my M3. I'd rather hear the engine, as that is my audio system...
Mine too. Now that I've got both I wouldn't want to get rid of either.
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Really? There is absolutely a noticeable difference between the three settings in my car. Besides, aftermarket mods are available retaining EDC functionality for those talking about upgrading later.
Can you name a full suspension kit that improves handling significantly that keeps EDC ?

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EDC is a waste of money if you ask me. I have it and can barely notice a difference between settings. I blind tested my passengers to see if they could tell what setting I was on and they had zero clue.
Umm.... the difference is really in the steering from my experience.....your passengers can't tell that difference...
Nonetheless, on bumpy roads, being in comfort vs sport is a huge difference. I have a hairline crack on my back so these differences are very noticeable for me.
My girl who knows nothing about cars can tell the difference too

On smooth roads though, you can't tell too much, only through the steering.
But we don't have smooth roads here
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Can you name a full suspension kit that improves handling significantly that keeps EDC ?
Admittedly, I haven't looked into the details of this mod, but I was thinking of this when made that statement.

http://www.**********s.com/KW-Varian...E92-E93-M3.htm
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Admittedly, I haven't looked into the details of this mod, but I was thinking of this when made that statement.

http://www.**********s.com/KW-Varian...E92-E93-M3.htm
KW V3s (or KW CS) do not keep the EDC functions.

When it says KW V3 EDC it means that it has the $300 edc-delete module, meaning you won't get an error when you swap the suspensions. your EDC button becomes useless.

Thus, you can only adjust the settings if you jack up the car and change the dampening etc on the shocks themselves. Not as simple as pushing a button like the stock EDC M3 suspension allows you to

If I was able to keep my EDC functionality, I'd have bought KW CS already. Unfortunately this is not the case.
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KW V3s (or KW CS) do not keep the EDC functions.

When it says KW V3 EDC it means that it has the $300 edc-delete module, meaning you won't get an error when you swap the suspensions. your EDC button becomes useless.

Thus, you can only adjust the settings if you jack up the car and change the dampening etc on the shocks themselves. Not as simple as pushing a button like the stock EDC M3 suspension allows you to

If I was able to keep my EDC functionality, I'd have bought KW CS already. Unfortunately this is not the case.
Ahh - good to know. I saw that they had different versions for EDC, so I assumed that it would still work. So, as far as you know, not a single system out there that allows you to keep EDC (aside from simple spring mod)?
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So, as far as you know, not a single system out there that allows you to keep EDC (aside from simple spring mod)?
Correct.
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Get both! How often do you buy a $70,000 car? What's a couple grand ... Life is short, enjoy it!!!
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