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      12-20-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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KW V3 or bilstein PSS10 ?

Daily driving NYC crap roads plus weekend track use..

Which should I buy?
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      12-21-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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You can't go wrong with either choice, both are great systems! The KW's would be easier to get since the Bilstein's are out of stock until mid January.
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      02-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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anyone have pss10 on their car?

reviews?
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      02-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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I have a set of KW Clubsport, I am changing back to stock and I am local, let me know how many miles does your's have, mine have around 2000miles, pm me
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Both are great kits. One thing you have to understand is KW focuses on coilovers and coilovers only, nothing else. Where Bilstein sells shocks, struts and a lot of other suspension type components for all types of vehicles.

If you do go with either kit and you do have EDC, you will need a module to shut off the EDC warning light.
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      02-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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I had PSS10 on my car before! And they where great. A lot people had some problems with the springs that came with the kit in Taiwan. But I'd say they work about the same but KWs give you more options in the future. Like upgrading to springs camber plates etc.
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      02-16-2012, 04:28 AM   #7
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I had PSS10 on my car before! And they where great. A lot people had some problems with the springs that came with the kit in Taiwan. But I'd say they work about the same but KWs give you more options in the future. Like upgrading to springs camber plates etc.

Eugene, seems like you've had experience with many different awesome coil over setups. I've had PSS9 in my 335 and I've driven a few 335s with KWv2s (which I like but felt different than the PSS9s).

So with your experience, can you describe (best you can) - the differences of PSS10 vs KW v3s on the M3? Are the V3s stiffer in general? When I had my PSS9 - I rode it in the "1" setting front and rear for daily driving and I didn't think they were too stuff (actually thought it could have been stiffer).

If you were to chose V3 or PSS10 now, which would you pick out of the box(if you weren't going to change the springs or revolve)?
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Eugene, seems like you've had experience with many different awesome coil over setups. I've had PSS9 in my 335 and I've driven a few 335s with KWv2s (which I like but felt different than the PSS9s).

So with your experience, can you describe (best you can) - the differences of PSS10 vs KW v3s on the M3? Are the V3s stiffer in general? When I had my PSS9 - I rode it in the "1" setting front and rear for daily driving and I didn't think they were too stuff (actually thought it could have been stiffer).

If you were to chose V3 or PSS10 now, which would you pick out of the box(if you weren't going to change the springs or revolve)?
I would go with the V3 for this batch of PSS10 compared!
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I would go with the V3 for this batch of PSS10 compared!
Why V3? Stronger than PSS10?
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      02-16-2012, 05:01 AM   #10
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Why V3? Stronger than PSS10?
Well the pss10 that I had after about 40,000km 1 of the springs was done!

and from seeing my friends KW V3s they still to be fine.

maybe it was just a bad batch or something
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      02-16-2012, 05:06 AM   #11
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BTW, I called Turner motorsports and the sales guy told me the PSS10 is a softer setup compared to KW V3. Maybe I should go with KW this time around...I've used PSS for past 3 cars =/
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BTW, I called Turner motorsports and the sales guy told me the PSS10 is a softer setup compared to KW V3. Maybe I should go with KW this time around...I've used PSS for past 3 cars =/
that would be a wise choice
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      02-17-2012, 12:10 AM   #13
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I have the PSS10's and have no complaint's.

My good friend Bunn had KWV3's, PSS10, and Moton's.

He disliked the V3's and recommended the PSS10 over them.
I dont think you can go wrong with either really.
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      02-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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I have PSS on my car and I have been very happy with them but the spring rates are on the softer side compared with KW. It all depends on what kind of driving you do (like many people have already stated) It really all comes down to personal preference. For me, if I was to buy a kit today it would be KW.
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