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Re: Nice Mel, care to elaborate on ride quality? (archive)

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Posted by Mel S. on October 24, 2000 at 00:47:30:

In Reply to: Re: Nice Mel, care to elaborate on ride quality? posted by Jr on October 23, 2000 at 18:47:26:

I thought ride quality was going to be real harsh and I was going to go with 18s...but the guys at the tire shop took me for a ride in their Merecedes E430 with 19-inch wheels with Bilstein shocks and it was not a big deal at all....is it noticible...yes...does it corner like hell...yes...it is no where near the issue I thought it was going to be....I love it...


As promised here are some photos...they are not the best quality....I'll come up with some top notch ones later... but for now, here you go...

I also am a novice at keeping the file size down so this is for the broadband folks and not for the 28.8kers....sorry...

Anyway....

She's is a 1995 540i and I just put on the 19-inch Hartge Classic Wheels (from 17-inch Fikse). I'm running 19x8.5 with 235/35 front and 19x9.5 with 265/30 rear. Tires are Yok AVS Sport (rad "V" tread pattern.) I also just put on Bilstein Sports and Racing Dynamic Strut Bar.

So now the whole list includes the above plus

- Eibach Springs
- Remus Exhaust
- Dinan Engine and Transmission Chip (it's an Auto)

It's probably up from the 282 Stock HP to around 310-315 HP or so....it's smooooth....

Enjoy the pics....





Racing Dynmaics Strut Bar Above....






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