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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-29-2009, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy 07 328i wagon,sport packge -hard ride

My teeth rattle over a minor pot hole, I go airborne over the railroad tracks. I can't stand how hard of a ride this car is! It is a beautiful 2007 ice silver sports wagon , only 16 K miles. Before I trade it in and take a bath on the depreciation, can anyone suggest what I can do to soften the ride? I am willing to try ANYTHING. I have heard that changing the run flat tires to regular tires might help. Any considerations on tire size If I do this?. PLEASE help
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Ride quality is something very difficult to answer. What may be soft and comfortable to one person may be living hell to another, and so on. Stick with the stock tire size. The most comfortable tire we used so far has been the Pirelli P Zero Rosso for you paticular car. Yes, there are other tires out there but I know these tire have a better than factory load rating than you currently have. Thus, according to BMW they are safer. Another tire brand with less of a road rating may be smoother but I cannot recommend a tire that has less than a factory load rating. PS. Even if the load rating isn't as high, I would personally put Toyo Versados on the car if it were mine.
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the sport package has a sport suspension - combine that with big rims on runflat tires and you are heading for back pain.
I'd go for smaller rims and normal tires, and maybe you can change the suspesion back to standart but I don't know about that
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