2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 F10 Technical Topics Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes Dinan spring before and after pics with stock M-package
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
Klecha man
Second Lieutenant
Klecha man's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
206
Posts

Drives: 2012 535
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United States

iTrader: (1)

Dinan spring before and after pics with stock M-package

I wanted to see if anyone has before and after pics on a either 550 or 535 Dinan springs. I would love to see what they look like before I make my decision on Dinan vs. ACS springs.
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
Stealth7
Private First Class
38
Rep
199
Posts

Drives: 2018 Chev Z11 A10
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

I am also interested in which way to go here!
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
ENZO-
HUSTLE.... HARD!
ENZO-'s Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
340
Posts

Drives: 2012 535I
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: WALL TWP NJ

iTrader: (0)

What about H&R sport springs.
__________________
CURRENT: 2012 535I
RETIRED : 2011 135I
RETIRED : 2003 540I
RIP : 2003 M3
Appreciate 1
Ickdeep3229.50

      05-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
nwills
Private First Class
24
Rep
133
Posts

Drives: 2012 535xi
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

I believe Dinan doesn't have springs for the 535 yet....only 550.
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
Klecha man
Second Lieutenant
Klecha man's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
206
Posts

Drives: 2012 535
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United States

iTrader: (1)

I reached out to Dinan and they told me it's the same springs used on the 550 or at least they sent me the same link on their website. I also spoke to one of their authorized centers and they told me Dinan does make it for the 535. They did say it's only a 1/2 drop vs. the ACS.
Appreciate 0
      08-25-2019, 09:07 AM   #6
TheWknd
Enlisted Member
2
Rep
49
Posts

Drives: Bmw 535xi
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Washington DC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Klecha man View Post
I reached out to Dinan and they told me it's the same springs used on the 550 or at least they sent me the same link on their website. I also spoke to one of their authorized centers and they told me Dinan does make it for the 535. They did say it's only a 1/2 drop vs. the ACS.
Was this ever confirmed for 535?
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2019, 12:18 AM   #7
addy27
First Lieutenant
123
Rep
384
Posts

Drives: F10 550i
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Here is mine on dinans. (550i)
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 4
      08-27-2019, 09:59 PM   #8
Boosted M5
Private
United_States
32
Rep
93
Posts

Drives: F10 m5
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Sf bay area

iTrader: (0)

This is my 550i with dinan springs. Once they settle it's a decent drop but not aggressive at all
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 2
      08-28-2019, 07:47 AM   #9
TheWknd
Enlisted Member
2
Rep
49
Posts

Drives: Bmw 535xi
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Washington DC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by addy27 View Post
Here is mine on dinans. (550i)
Perfect drop imo
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2019, 03:22 PM   #10
Ickdeep
Brigadier General
Ickdeep's Avatar
United_States
3230
Rep
3,197
Posts

Drives: '13 F10 M5 | '15 F15 X5
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2013 BMW M5  [5.00]
2015 BMW X5  [5.00]
2013 BMW 535i [SOLD]  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENZO- View Post
What about H&R sport springs.
I second the H&R. That's what I had for my 535xi

https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1293245
Appreciate 0
      09-06-2019, 08:46 AM   #11
thiccology
Registered
Canada
0
Rep
2
Posts

Drives: 09 Acura TL
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Ajax, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ickdeep View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENZO- View Post
What about H&R sport springs.
I second the H&R. That's what I had for my 535xi

https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1293245
That's actually a pretty decent drop. Would the springs wear out the strut life sooner though?
Appreciate 0
      09-06-2019, 09:53 AM   #12
Ickdeep
Brigadier General
Ickdeep's Avatar
United_States
3230
Rep
3,197
Posts

Drives: '13 F10 M5 | '15 F15 X5
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2013 BMW M5  [5.00]
2015 BMW X5  [5.00]
2013 BMW 535i [SOLD]  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by thiccology View Post
That's actually a pretty decent drop. Would the springs wear out the strut life sooner though?
Theoretically yes but I had a lowered for I think about a year or more and never had any issues. Its a risk that you have to take when opting for lowering springs.

Last edited by Ickdeep; 09-06-2019 at 10:01 AM..
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2019, 01:36 AM   #13
windowmaker
Private First Class
36
Rep
106
Posts

Drives: 2013 550i M Sport 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Washington State

iTrader: (0)

I recently put in a set of Dinan springs in my 2013 550 and as expected it feels less bouncy and composed, but a side effect is now I'm finding a clicking when turning the wheel at slow speed. Based on some light research it appears to have exposed an underlying issue with a worn tension strut bushings.
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2019, 10:55 PM   #14
Cleanf10
Registered
0
Rep
2
Posts

Drives: 535xi
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: North jersey

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ickdeep View Post
I second the H&R. That's what I had for my 535xi

https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1293245

Been having trouble finding coil overs for all wheel drives that donít cost 3500. Le o viously the best but donít wanna spend 3500 so Iím willing to settle for something less expensive. Even sprints at this point. Any recommendations where to get springs or coil overs for less expensive?
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2019, 11:15 PM   #15
Ickdeep
Brigadier General
Ickdeep's Avatar
United_States
3230
Rep
3,197
Posts

Drives: '13 F10 M5 | '15 F15 X5
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2013 BMW M5  [5.00]
2015 BMW X5  [5.00]
2013 BMW 535i [SOLD]  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cleanf10 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ickdeep View Post
I second the H&R. That's what I had for my 535xi

https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1293245

Been having trouble finding coil overs for all wheel drives that don’t cost 3500. Le o viously the best but don’t wanna spend 3500 so I’m willing to settle for something less expensive. Even sprints at this point. Any recommendations where to get springs or coil overs for less expensive?
I just got mine from tirerack.com
Attached Images
   
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 PM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST