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      06-27-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Will I hate going back to OEM

My current ride has KW sleeve over kit. Since I have been driving my car more and more lately I want a softer ride. I ma planning going back to OEM set up.

Has anyone done it and how did you like it?
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      06-27-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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why did you do the sleeve over to begin with? If it's a softer ride that's your prime objective, you'll love OEM in this case.
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      06-27-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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get a real set of coilovers and it will ride fine
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      06-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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get a real set of coilovers and it will ride fine
I am considering this option, because going back to OEM suspension means also going back to OEM wheels which I foolishly sold few years ago.
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      06-27-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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why did you do the sleeve over to begin with? If it's a softer ride that's your prime objective, you'll love OEM in this case.
I like the look of a lowered car and retain EDC functions under 1k, I was being cheap
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      06-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #6
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I like the look of a lowered car and retain EDC functions under 1k, I was being cheap
ahh the price we pay for beauty...
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      06-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #7
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Does the e92 kit work on an e93? B/c I know a guy with 2 thumbs that might be interested!

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      06-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #8
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i dont find the sleeve kit to be much stiffer than OEM... People have diff tolerances of course, but seems relatively close.
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i dont find the sleeve kit to be much stiffer than OEM... People have diff tolerances of course, but seems relatively close.
Maybe its my wheels and tires? I am running 285/30 front and 305/30 rear hankooks v12. What do you think?
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Maybe its my wheels and tires? I am running 285/30 front and 305/30 rear hankooks v12. What do you think?
20s?
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Maybe its my wheels and tires? I am running 285/30 front and 305/30 rear hankooks v12. What do you think?
Yes. Larger contact patch and less sidewall will do it. Also, don't know how the Hankook rides but the Michelins are pretty soft.
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20s?
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      06-27-2013, 04:43 PM   #13
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Yes. Larger contact patch and less sidewall will do it. Also, don't know how the Hankook rides but the Michelins are pretty soft.
So should I get michelins with bit more sidewall like 265/285 size before switching to oem or spend another 3k on kw coils?
This sounds a like a good step towards achieving more comfortable ride.
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      06-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #14
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Could opt for a spring solution. Eibachs and Swifts are supposedly quite comfortable, and you still get to maintain an aesthetic drop (more so with swifts).
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      06-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #15
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My current ride has KW sleeve over kit. Since I have been driving my car more and more lately I want a softer ride. I ma planning going back to OEM set up.

Has anyone done it and how did you like it?
You'll probably hate the way it looks.
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Coil-overs won't give you a softer ride... especially not KW V3's or club sports.
most times lowering the car yes and while most don't they absolutely can. A proper coil setup will use a shorter strut thereby keeping the same amount of travel. If you have a decent coilover setup and can change the springs you can def run a softer spring setup that will maintain an OE like ride while still allowing good handling. My car rides amazing for what it is.

I had H & R Race springs prior and actually miss the really stiff feeling but can appreciate the fact that a proper setup will actual allow possibly more travel and thus a better ride as less feeling is induced into the cabin
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      06-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #17
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How low is your car with the KW sleeve kit? Too low and you will be on bump stops which will have a negative impact on the quality of the ride ( stiff).
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Maybe its my wheels and tires? I am running 285/30 front and 305/30 rear hankooks v12. What do you think?
30 series ride like shit on 19s but look good. I am talking slammed. You feel the road. I run Hankooks and 265/35 and 285/35 on my 18s. They ride ok. The key is I like quiet tires and the V12s are quiet.
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      06-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #19
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The stock M3 is sublime. On my previous 3 M3's, the first thing I did was a drop which came at a price. I've outgrown the lowered modded look so my new one is staying sublime.
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      06-27-2013, 08:12 PM   #20
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Coil-overs won't give you a softer ride... especially not KW V3's or club sports.
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The stock M3 is sublime. On my previous 3 M3's, the first thing I did was a drop which came at a price. I've outgrown the lowered modded look so my new one is staying sublime.
I hear you. I am at that point too where I am about to raise my car back up. I love my X5. Its so comfortable...In snow its awesome!
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      06-27-2013, 08:28 PM   #22
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My car sits low but there is still room to lower it more.
I just ordered a set of pilot super sport, it's something I wanted to do for some time do I hope it will help somewhat.
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