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Old 05-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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335xi KW V1s finally installed

Hey guys, finally got around to installing these bad boys after having them sit in my living room for a good 2 months!

Just a quick question for those that also have V1s installed. How low did you set the front and the back?

Also, if anyone is planning to do this setup as well I highly recommend it. I'm also open to answer any install/ride related questions.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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How about some pix!
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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Sure! Here's some pics I took this morning.
I'm sure I can go maybe an inch lower front and back, but I think it's not at a bad height right now. I may even raise the back a bit, what do you think?
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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C'mon guys give me some advice/comments! If everyone thinks it's a good height I'm going to get my alignment done! (~13.5" to fender at front, ~13" to fender at rear)
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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Looks good man!

Equal gap around the wheel looks the best IMO
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #6
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a little lower, front and back and with spacers,
the stance will be better...
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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Your pictures are also upside down!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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Like what damameke said drop it a bit lower and with some spacers will make it look even better.

Just wondering how's the ride quality compared to stock?
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:05 PM   #9
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Thanks for the responses guys!

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Your pictures are also upside down!
But it looks fine from my computer

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Like what damameke said drop it a bit lower and with some spacers will make it look even better.

Just wondering how's the ride quality compared to stock?
I may have the front down another half inch, only problem may be getting over that ridge at the end of the driveway. I think the rubber bits are scraping already.

Ride quality is much better than stock xDrive IMO. xDrive suspension is floaty and there's quite a bit of travel given that it's taller than a standard RWD. Ride is closer to the sport suspension but maybe a tad stiffer. Handling feels more controllable and response is better, most likely due to the stiffness (cornering is also improved). On the average road it's not a sacrifice of comfort compared to stock. Over bumps the dampening definitely responds better, I always found stock to be very harsh and slow to return over bumps. No weird noises or grinds, clearance is good, and I can throw a hard corner pretty confidently.

Now for the alignment!

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Looks good man!

Equal gap around the wheel looks the best IMO
Thanks! Yea, don't really want to have it tucked.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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Okay! I've dropped the front another half inch (didn't have time to do the back) and got my alignment done. Everything in tip top shape now, drives straight and smooth!
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