In Reply to: if ride quality most important (more) posted by DT on September 25, 1999 at 21:58:35:
: : don't get 18" wheels. stay with 17". Performance BMW mag article: "changing from 17" to 18" more detrimental to ride quality than changing springs" paraphrased. per Eibach
Alpina's very highly rated. On my old 87 325i, the entire package is Alpina and that's the only way it comes. Everything is matched and tuned as a set. The shocks are from Bilstein, but tuned specifically for Alpina. The problem with tuning suspension is that you see a lot of cars out there with mismatch sets. The Honda enthusiasts are notorious for setting their car bunny-hopping all over the road.