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      09-26-2011, 02:07 AM   #1
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Pics of my 550i M-Sport - ACS Springs

Finally got my AC Schnitzer springs put on the car and WOW! What a difference! The ride is still smooth and you feel a bit more connected with the road. Adaptive drive still works great (even Comfort Mode). Handling has improved and I can now take corners kinda like I did in my M3. The look is 100x better. A big thanks to delvek and EdwinF10 for testing the ACS springs first. The car should have came like this in my opinion.

Here are the specs of my car
2011 550i M-Sport - Alpine White
Black Nappa Leather
Aluminum Trim
Premium Pkg 2
Cold Weather Pkg
Active Ventilated Seat Pkg
Convenience Pkg
Driver Assistance Pkg
HUD w/Black Panel Display
Side and Top View Cameras
Sport Auto Trans
4 zone Climate Control
Fold Down Rear Seats
BMW Apps

Mods so far:
ACS Lowering Springs
Painted Front Reflectors
M5 OEM Rear Spoiler
Gloss Black OEM Front Grills
Gloss Black Rear Badge
38% 3M Tint

Mods to come in the next week:
White Door Handle Vinyl Wrap
Gloss Black Side Markers
Rear Painted Reflectors
20" Forgestar F14's with Hankook 245/35/20 & 285/30/20 tires

Here are the before pics...
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      09-26-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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Here are the After pics
Let me know what you guys think
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      09-26-2011, 08:48 AM   #3
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much improved
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I'm getting the same springs on my 535i. I can't wait. Looks great!
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      09-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
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Sweet!! What color wheels are you going with?
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      09-26-2011, 10:36 AM   #6
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Looking good! What color Forgestars are you going with?
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Congrats on ur new car!! Looks much better!! If you don't mind me asking what radar detecter you have?
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      09-26-2011, 11:44 AM   #8
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Car looks great, love the drop!
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I'm going with Piano Black Forgestars. It should match up with the whole gloss black theme I got going on.
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Congrats on ur new car!! Looks much better!! If you don't mind me asking what radar detecter you have?
It's an Escort Solo S2. (wireless)
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looks real good!! love the drop!
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      09-26-2011, 02:49 PM   #12
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Congrats on the drop, looks awesome. Glad to hear you feeling the difference in the suspension, changes the entire personality of the car.

I would think hard about losing the Msport rims, they look awesome. I get many compliments.

Enjoy your new LOWERED ride!
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Looks Great
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Looks great! Keep going with the good work!
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Thanks Guys! The ride is still so unbelievable for a lowered car. Extremely smooth! I lowered my E93 M3 on H&R's and the ride was so rough. I am really falling in love with this car. I should have updated pics later this week with new wheels and tires and painted rear reflectors.
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So far so good. Congrats.

May I know what's the difference between the M5 OEM rear spoiler and the M Sport OEM rear spoiler?
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So far so good. Congrats.

May I know what's the difference between the M5 OEM rear spoiler and the M Sport OEM rear spoiler?
I believe they are the same. The OEM performance spoiler is the one that looks different.
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Laker -

Your car looks awesome...great job modding. The spoiler - did you buy it unpainted and have it painted or you got it from bmw prepainted? can you share the $$$?

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I had mine lowered with acs this week also. It is everything other members have posted. Remarkable design from acs. You feel so connected to the road...like a BMW should be...without compromising ride comfort. You know you are riding on something special with these springs. Absolutely no bounce! Having come from a 2003 M5 with coilovers, the 550i sport is hands down much nicer..especially with acs springs. Not to mention, I also have the Dinan 2 software upgrade. HELLO! Wow! The car is fast! At 150mph in 6th gear and pulling hard enough to keep you planted in the seat. I eased off to stay out of trouble. Man, Steve Dinan and his gang put nit together on this one.

Back to the springs. Best springs for a moderate (much needed) drop on the f10.
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Where are the pics of the drop?
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Mine? I'll post this weekend. Just got it back yesterday
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Where are the pics of the drop?
See the second post on this thread.
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