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      01-17-2017, 07:39 PM   #1
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Bilstein B16 Damptronic Coilovers

I couldn't handle the jarring ride of the H&R springs anymore so I picked up a set of the Bilstein B16 Damptronic Coilovers for my E92 M3. I opted for the Bilstein's because I wanted to retain the EDC function and have the ability to adjust the height of the car.

I had Malek@MRF perform the installation yesterday. Malek did a top notch job with the install. I'd highly recommend paying him a visit for any future installs or servicing needs if you're in SoCal.

I noticed the improvement of the suspension/ride immediately on my drive home from the shop. The Bilstein's do a fantastic job of absorbing the bumps and dips in the roads, unlike the H&R's. You can also feel the difference between the different EDC settings. I never felt that the sport plus mode was tolerable with the H&R springs. The ride was just too rough. The Bilstein's just feel a lot more compliant in every way.

Anyways, I thought I'd throw up a quick review since they're aren't too many about the Bilstein's. Hope this helps!
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Agree with this, I have these and love them.
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Glad to hear. How many miles were on the stock dampers when you upgraded?

I've got a set of Bilstein B6 DampTronic shocks in my shochwarehouse.com cart for $1,710 that I'm thinking of pairing with my Swift Spec Rs. Questioning if I could get anything better for the price and if I should go with camber plates or not.
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Glad to hear. How many miles were on the stock dampers when you upgraded?

I've got a set of Bilstein B6 DampTronic shocks in my shochwarehouse.com cart for $1,710 that I'm thinking of pairing with my Swift Spec Rs. Questioning if I could get anything better for the price and if I should go with camber plates or not.
I had around 23,000 miles on the stock dampers. I'd highly recommend going with the coilovers if you can swing it. You'll have ability to adjust the car to your ideal ride height.
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Agree with this, I have these and love them.
How many miles have you been on the damptronic setup? Do you have any pictures of the car post-install? The only review I have seen was for a 335 and he was permanently slammed.
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How many miles have you been on the damptronic setup? Do you have any pictures of the car post-install? The only review I have seen was for a 335 and he was permanently slammed.
I've had them on since last September, they were sitting in my garage staring at me every day until I put them on. I also have the full Fall Line suspension catalog, Dinan sway, and Alekshop Diff/Sub bushings to go along with them. I only dropped them 1" all around from the stock ZCP height. With these, the best part is that they are functional with the existing EDC buttons. That was my main reason for them and I don't regret a thing.

I don't have the exact same pics side by side and the only after shot I have is with my winter wheels. I will do a formal shoot one day...


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      01-19-2017, 09:06 PM   #7
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I need these, I wonder how these perform on the track or on mountain roads.
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I've had them on since last September, they were sitting in my garage staring at me every day until I put them on. I also have the full Fall Line suspension catalog, Dinan sway, and Alekshop Diff/Sub bushings to go along with them. I only dropped them 1" all around from the stock ZCP height. With these, the best part is that they are functional with the existing EDC buttons. That was my main reason for them and I don't regret a thing.

I don't have the exact same pics side by side and the only after shot I have is with my winter wheels. I will do a formal shoot one day...


The car looks awesome. Any issues with them being noisy (clunky, etc.)? Had KW's on some previous cars and the clunking got pretty bad.
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No noise, clunk, issues or regrets.
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No noise, clunk, issues or regrets.
Might be joining the club. I like having EDC and, after running KW V3's, I realized I don't need the ability to adjust my ride a million ways.

Thanks for the input OP and ebius.
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No noise, clunking or any issues with mine either. If I would've known how much of an improvement these were over the H&R's I would've done it sooner.
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Just ordered my Bilstein B6 DampTronics from ECS. They price matched ShockWarehouse and included free shipping. $1,600 and change to my door. I've got 126k on my factory EDC dampers and am quite looking forward to installing these!
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That's a great price!

edit: Nevermind... you're talking about B6 not B16.
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Just ordered my Bilstein B6 DampTronics from ECS. They price matched ShockWarehouse and included free shipping. $1,600 and change to my door. I've got 126k on my factory EDC dampers and am quite looking forward to installing these!
I have a spare brand new B6 damptronic front left damper I would sell for $350 shipped OBO. Meant to mention this yesterday. Save you some money.
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I'm thinking of getting the coilovers, how much should I expect to pay to install them?
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Whats the min drop of this set for EDC vs stock suspension, I run 315s in rear so don't have much space to give up.
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Whats the min drop of this set for EDC vs stock suspension, I run 315s in rear so don't have much space to give up.
There website says they lower the car 30-50 mm. 30mm approximately would obviously be your minimum
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There website says they lower the car 30-50 mm. 30mm approximately would obviously be your minimum
Just talked to a guy with it and he said Max height was 20mm below stock, or about .80inch.
He could be wrong though
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There website says they lower the car 30-50 mm. 30mm approximately would obviously be your minimum
This is correct. I have it on my car and I have adjusted in all the way from minimum to maximum. The rear has more adjustability, but the front it's basically 30-50mm drop.
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This is correct. I have it on my car and I have adjusted in all the way from minimum to maximum. The rear has more adjustability, but the front it's basically 30-50mm drop.
Do you know what it is for the rear, I can drop the front fine. Back is what im worried about.
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