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Old 08-17-2004, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well i recently changed my front and rear shocks and mounts, (i had stocks before and replaced them with stock again) but i made little improvement.
So my question is, will aftermarket shocks make my ride somewhat smoother or is that just the way Beemers ride, kinda stiff?
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Old 08-17-2004, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have ground control RSM;s and there are only two settings, street and race.. im currently on race, and i notice that the rear end is much tighter and less noise comes from the rear.. .personally i think its a must for anyone who lowers their cars.. only because rear shock mounts seem to blow a lot more frequently than stock
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smoother and better are very different....

Better could mean "perform better" as smoother would mean "perform worse"

the stock shocks are "smoother" than most aftermarket ones....
but I personally like the handling of my aftermarket shocks...
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