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      08-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Wednesday night, with the help of PSUSMU, I got the AC Schnitzer springs installed on my 535i Sport. After driving for a couple of days I can report that these springs have completely changed how the car drives and feels on the road. I run 21" Alpina wheels and the ride with the ACS Springs is still better than it was with the stock 19" wheels and RFT the Sport Package comes with.

I understand the car will settle over the next week and may be sit lower in a few days, but the photos below were taken two days after the installation. I am already pretty happy with the drop, in fact, I hope the car does not drop much more.

Sorry for the phone photos.

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      08-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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      08-19-2012, 01:22 AM   #3
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Ur car looks much better now. I knew you gone a like it.
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      08-19-2012, 05:25 AM   #5
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Looks so much better, I great thay it's drives better too.
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      08-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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I know, it took a little while to get them installed. Having my first baby has tempered a bit my determination to go as aggressive as I would have before, but now that I did, I could not be happier!

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I do too!! I was a bit concerned about going to 21" but it has proven to be very comfortable with non-RFT.

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Thanks you, now I move on to the front and rear spoiler. I am between going full Alpina, M Sport or M5 Replica. I am not a big fun of replica stuff or trying to look like an M car, but I simply love the design of that M5 front bumper/spoiler. Now that they have hit the market, I am having a hard time avoiding temptation. We'll see.

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      08-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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      08-23-2012, 08:05 AM   #11
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Thanks!! I am very happy with them.
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      08-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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looks good =)
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I don't think you should change anything else...looks awesome and 1st class
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Thanks you, now I move on to the front and rear spoiler. I am between going full Alpina, M Sport or M5 Replica. I am not a big fun of replica stuff or trying to look like an M car, but I simply love the design of that M5 front bumper/spoiler. Now that they have hit the market, I am having a hard time avoiding temptation. We'll see.
Hi, 1st time poster here and a longtime lurker

Your car is already as classy-clean as it is due to your 21" Alpina classic wheels and I'd say go with full Alpina . But in order to have a complete look (more proper), you need to have the Alpina rear bumper diffuser as well not just the front spoiler. I personally couldn't find any info on the rear bumper diffuser anywhere at Alpina website or at the catalog. I wonder if the diffuser is not for sale?
Anyone could shed some lights here?

Again, nicely done, Sir!
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      08-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #15
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Apparently the rear diffuser is not available from Alpina. You can get the front and rear
trunk spoilers through the factory though. Too bad, as I think the rear diffuser is much better looking than the front spoiler.

Thanks for the complements on the car.

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Hi, 1st time poster here and a longtime lurker

Your car is already as classy-clean as it is due to your 21" Alpina classic wheels and I'd say go with full Alpina . But in order to have a complete look (more proper), you need to have the Alpina rear bumper diffuser as well not just the front spoiler. I personally couldn't find any info on the rear bumper diffuser anywhere at Alpina website or at the catalog. I wonder if the diffuser is not for sale?
Anyone could shed some lights here?

Again, nicely done, Sir!
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Apparently the rear diffuser is not available from Alpina. You can get the front and rear
trunk spoilers through the factory though. Too bad, as I think the rear diffuser is much better looking than the front spoiler.

Thanks for the complements on the car.
Yup, I checked and just got a reply from an Alpina distributor for the US market and said that the rear diffuser is only available for real alpina (as a replacement part) and needs to be verified through alpina vin and bmw vin

agree... it's too bad that the rear diffuser is not for sale but; on my way back home from work I bumped into a sophisto grey f10 with alpina wheels just like yours but it has an alpina front spoiler sans the rear diffuser. looks really nice in person
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I already thought she looked awesome before the drop....now she's MORE AWESOME!!
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Where can I order the AC Schnitzer springs? I've searched the internet endlessly and cannot find a dealer?

Anyone have any recommendations?

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      09-09-2012, 11:23 PM   #20
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Where can I order the AC Schnitzer springs? I've searched the internet endlessly and cannot find a dealer?

Anyone have any recommendations?

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Here you go. This where I ordered them from. Make sure they get the right ones for your car. X Drive and engine size make a difference.
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What are the offsets on those Alpina's?
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      09-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #22
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Here you go. This where I ordered them from. Make sure they get the right ones for your car. X Drive and engine size make a difference.
I do not see a reference, on your reply, where you purchased them from.
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