BMW E60 5-Series Forum | 5Post.com  
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  

Go Back   BMW E60 5-Series Forum | 5Post.com > BMW 5-Series (E60) Forums (2004 - 2009) > General 5-series (E60) Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-31-2011, 02:44 AM   #1
dinan535
New Member
0
Rep
5
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 535xi
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: north

iTrader: (0)

coilovers for 535

what type of coil overs would you reccomend for a 535xi. i was looking to purchase a new suspension system. let me know. it would be really helpful to get some reccomendations. thanks
Appreciate 0
      08-01-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
jasperxli
Private First Class
2
Rep
152
Posts

 
Drives: space grey e60
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: socal

iTrader: (2)

kw v3
Appreciate 0
      08-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
aberdeen
Enlisted Member
United_States
0
Rep
39
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

bilstein PSS10
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2011, 10:02 AM   #4
dinan535
New Member
0
Rep
5
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 535xi
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: north

iTrader: (0)

do you know which one provides better handling around sharp turns etc. because i have been looking into it and got mixed review
Appreciate 0
      08-25-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
SV Concepts III
Lieutenant General
262
Rep
17,021
Posts

 
Drives: BMW Duh
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clara

iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to SV Concepts III
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinan535 View Post
do you know which one provides better handling around sharp turns etc. because i have been looking into it and got mixed review
I was about to ask, what are you looking for in the coil over system, are you going to be playing settings a lot, or just looking to set it and forget it? What are some other considerations? Ask this kind of questions and everyone will have their own camp of opinion, whats most important to do is to determine what you're looking for and then shop accordingly.
Appreciate 0
      10-02-2011, 05:18 PM   #6
dinan535
New Member
0
Rep
5
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 535xi
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: north

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edison@JleviSW View Post
I was about to ask, what are you looking for in the coil over system, are you going to be playing settings a lot, or just looking to set it and forget it? What are some other considerations? Ask this kind of questions and everyone will have their own camp of opinion, whats most important to do is to determine what you're looking for and then shop accordingly.
i need coilovers with good cornering ability
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2012, 01:16 AM   #7
rainmaker66
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
19
Posts

 
Drives: E60 535 XI
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dinan535
what type of coil overs would you reccomend for a 535xi. i was looking to purchase a new suspension system. let me know. it would be really helpful to get some reccomendations. thanks
With no question, KWv3s!!!
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2012, 08:15 AM   #8
RsiaSMG
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
28
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 530i E60 SMG
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Charlotte

iTrader: (0)

to add onto that, i am looking at h&r springs, or coilovers, i am not doing any racing or anything but i found after doing some research that when lowering the car alot of places say to get different shocks becuase the ride and load, so i figure i would just save a paycheck or two and get a set of coilovers, any opinion on a set that would work if not racing or anything? i mean i care alot about the ride but i will not be playing with the settings to much. i found some k sport coilovers that seem like a decent price. just looking for some imput, its a 2007 530i i think it already has the sport suspension but i still feel little bit top heavy at times.
__________________
Save A Tree, Eat A Beaver
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
mazekid15
Private
mazekid15's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
79
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 535xi 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

I have KW coilover Variant 3 on my 535xi and it is the best investment i have made.

PSS10's dont fit on our car anyway.

KW COILOVER ONLY WAY TO GO!
Appreciate 0
      08-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #10
Mr. Klean
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
44
Posts

 
Drives: E60 LCI M
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

What would be the next best thing (and cheaper) than a set of KW's? I see K-Sport and a few others going for around $1000 shipped. I've even heard Megan coilovers are good (I was surprised at that)...I'm looking for something like my stock stiffness (maybe a little stiffer) and obviously ride adjustability of a coilover.

Any opinions? AND I DO NOT HAVE AN Xi, just a 535i sport packaged LCI....

Thanks!
Appreciate 0
      08-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #11
GIXMAN
New Member
0
Rep
14
Posts

 
Drives: 535xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mazekid15 View Post
I have KW coilover Variant 3 on my 535xi and it is the best investment i have made.

PSS10's dont fit on our car anyway.

KW COILOVER ONLY WAY TO GO!
I have a 2008 535xi and I am thinking of going with the KWv3's. I have a few questions if you don't mind.

1. Do they squeak?

2. Any clearance issues or tire rubbing?

3. How is the ride? does it ever feel too harsh?
Appreciate 0
      08-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #12
mazekid15
Private
mazekid15's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
79
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 535xi 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

1. NO lol
2. They are fully adjustable you can be low or high,
3. due to being high or low can all change the ride feel. I am low but not slammed and it rides AMAZING. I have spent probably 15,000-20$ and this is by far the BEST mod and money I have spent on my car HANDS DOWN!

Don't go cheap and do it right the first time. I promise. My car handles like a 335 now which is a FAR improvement from the dull boat like feeling when you rip turns on stock suspension.
Appreciate 0
      08-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #13
GIXMAN
New Member
0
Rep
14
Posts

 
Drives: 535xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Thanks man.

That's exactly what i'm looking for. I get 335 loaners when I bring my car in for service but when I get back in my car i'm miss the way the 335 takes corners. I have to talk the wife into this upgrade. lol
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
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 AM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
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