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Old 12-13-2006, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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M3 shock help, Koni?

1995 M3, I know that I definitely want coil over shocks, but what is a really good brand? I was looking at the koni coil over kit featured on tirerack. Even though I always thought koni was one of the best I definitely want to do my research before I buy anything. Please help me decide on a really nice kit. Keep in mind I do track my car, but I want to be able to drive it on the street as well, Thanks
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koni is an great company, I've not heard much about their BMW applications though. I know that the bilstein PS-9 and their other kit are exceptional and have heard nothing but great reviews of their BMW coilover kits. They are a bit costly though, both are around $1,000. The more expensive kit gives you more fine tuning adjustment options.
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We have been really happy with Koni and Bilstein.

Both are available on our site in spring and strut combos or just struts alone:

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Ground Control has some great kits.
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I actually had the Bilstein PSS9's on my last car (a Jetta) and they were awesome for smooth, track like roads. However, they were incredibly rough. I have Koni's, not coilovers, on my M3 and they are amazing, smooth enough for the daily driving yet sporty enough for spirited driving and auto-x and light track usage. I've heard good things about Ground Control but no experience with them.
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If you want the best and money isn't an issue get the KW Variant 3 coil-overs. Adjustable ride height with adjustable compression and rebound dampening on the shocks/struts.
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