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      01-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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KW variant V2 installed last night on F10 550i EDIT: PICS

I finally had my KW coilovers installed yesterday. KW has had coilovers for F10 528/535, but not for the 550i yet. I ended up choosing the V2's vs the V3's due to lower cost and I will never change the compression-- will not track the car. The V2s are height and rebound adjustable.

My impression so far on limited mileage:

Stance- it is essentially slammed which is what I was looking for. Looks amazing with the wheels tuck. I am still on the 351s and may get aftermarket wheels eventually (cost prohibitive).

Performance- One of my main complaints with the stock 550 is when rowing through the gears, the nose bobs like you caught a large mouth bass. With the coilovers, this "bobbing" is virtually gone. I feel like the car can just dart around. In the corners, the F10 feels better and more stable than my e92 M3 on springs. Feels fantastic.

Install- apparently it was very tedious/tough since each wheel has 2 sensors that have to be cut and re-soldered.

I am loving my latest mod and am at work now-- will post pics later today.

I would like to thank Ben and Hector at Wheels Boutique in Miami for the great service and equally great install.

EDIT: HERE ARE SOME QUICK PICS...TOO LOW FOR SOME, I LOVE IT. WILL WAIT 2 WEEKS AND ADJUST HEIGHT IF NEEDED

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oh wow... I didnt know KW made V2's for the F10... post some pics!!
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Nice! What part of Miami are you located? You should bring that bad boy out to a meet/track event!
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Nice report bro!

I have already order V2 for my 528 F10 and hopefully it will arrive end of this month.

Cheers!
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oh wow... I didnt know KW made V2's for the F10... post some pics!!
Yes, they just were released for the F10 550

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Nice! What part of Miami are you located? You should bring that bad boy out to a meet/track event!
I'm in West Kendall..PM the next meet

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Nice report bro!

I have already order V2 for my 528 F10 and hopefully it will arrive end of this month.

Cheers!
You'll love them, enjoy boss!
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slammmed! i like that!!!
thanks brotha---love your ride too
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Maaad drop. Good work my man
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Congrats and love your slammed stance. How much wheel gap space do you have? I have the KWV3 and have around 1 finger gap now for both front and rear. Low enough for our road condition in Hong Kong.
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any comment in terms of comfort compared to stock?
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gotDAMN!! dat muhfucka iz slammed, luv it!
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Maaad drop. Good work my man
Was exactly what I was looking for...transforms the car completely

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Congrats and love your slammed stance. How much wheel gap space do you have? I have the KWV3 and have around 1 finger gap now for both front and rear. Low enough for our road condition in Hong Kong.
no wheel gap..Miami roads are pretty decent and I think I will have no problems with careful driving.

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any comment in terms of comfort compared to stock?
Feels soo much better. Comfortable, tight, not floaty like stock. Handle like a beast now...again, feels better than my e92 M3 on springs

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