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      07-09-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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Please help!! Coilovers for an XI???

Hey guys

I'm about to order a 528xi. I live in Canada and 2wd would be dumb because of winter.

But it seems like no one makes a coilovers for the XI...

Anyone know something I don't?

What are my options for regular lowering springs? I like my cars very low and this is very disappointing to me...

Thank you.
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      07-09-2012, 06:46 AM   #2
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I have already done the research for the last 2 years and had given up. If you are thinking of using the 'Regular' version of the coilover, the front geometry is slightly different on the Xdrive, therefore, be careful.

Nobody will make it for the xdrive. Initially, KW was testing it last year and they decided to abandon the coilover for the xdrive early this year as they determined there is no market demand for it. I had spoken to KWUSA, KW Germany and vendors in both UK and US and they confirmed it will not be made at all.

As for just the lowering springs, ACS seems to be the crowd favorite here in this forum.



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Hey guys

I'm about to order a 528xi. I live in Canada and 2wd would be dumb because of winter.

But it seems like no one makes a coilovers for the XI...

Anyone know something I don't?

What are my options for regular lowering springs? I like my cars very low and this is very disappointing to me...

Thank you.
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      07-09-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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I lowered my 330ix, it chewed up the front suspension in one year. So beware.
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      07-09-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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ACS is the favorite here (only 1" drop) and H&R's are the lowest you can buy.
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