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Re: ? for Brett and Rory (archive)

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Posted by Rory on January 29, 2000 at 17:11:41:

In Reply to: ? for Brett and Rory posted by Jr on January 29, 2000 at 08:31:13:

Hi Jr,

The new ride is definately more firm than the stock ride. I still do not find it harsh, but might say so with lower profile tires. Right now, I am running 205/55/VR15's on stock wheels so the sidewall is still fairly thick. More comfortable than my brother's M5 also. I ran a few errands yesterday all over north Atlanta and ended up taking the long way every way so that I could take the big sweeping corners on the highway on ramps. Never did that in my car before. Much faster than the "reccommended" speed through them and the only problem was that I wish I had more engine to get me accelerating through the turn more :o) :o) Don't know if You have ever ridden in a "sport" suspensioned car, but picture this. You hit a bump in the road and when a typical 5er would kind of float a little and return to normal, mine will quickly pull you back to normal, very cool in my mind. The only way I would not reccommend this setup is if You use your car as a client mobile and need a very smooth ride at all times, if your wife or kids are VERY picky (I know, whose aren't), if you life up north and don't want a snow plow, or if you are looking for a Mercedes soft ride. Otherwise, it has been all I had hoped for plus even more!! 500 miles driven and loving every single one of them!! Good Luck and if You have any more specific questions or anything, feel free to e-mail me.

'90 525i- Was that snow and ice out there in Atlanta??

: : Hey you two, now that the suspension upgrade is complete on your bimmers, and I might add, they look great! Would you be so kind as to describe the ride now as compared to what they used to ride like? I especially like the choice of wheels Brett made, do you have any rubbing with the 18's? Thanks guys, your sleds look smooth..
: Jr '89 535 ( with the stock set-up)

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