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Old 02-11-2007, 01:10 AM   #1
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Red face Installed Sach's Suspension - Little Review

Last Friday, I had my new suspension kit installed. It's a performance shock / spring kit made by Sach's (who also makes stock suspension & clutches for BMW's). I purchased the set from bavauto.com for only 655$, and I really think that this is the best bang for the buck you can get for a good suspension setup. It's the perfect balance between stifness and comfort. I've driven about 200km so far on it, and it handles EXTREMLY well. The shocks absorb every single bump, small and big.
Just like the phone rep told me when I was ordering, it's a bit stiffer than an M3 suspension, and for daily driving, it's really perfect.
I'd suggest this to anyone who wants a little drop (1.25"), very improved handling but remain comfortable, and not spend a fortune.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:16 AM   #2
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I have talk to the guys at BAV last year on their stuff,and I get another BMW I will try this set-up too.......
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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$655 USD?

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$655 CAD?

Nice set-up BTW
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:10 AM   #4
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$655 USD?

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$655 CAD?

Nice set-up BTW
USD but still very much worth it.
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:44 AM   #5
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thats the price for lowering springs + shocks/struts????? if so daaaamn, that is definately the way to go when on a budget
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:49 PM   #6
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did you take any pics of before and after.. is the drop 1.25 the max, and is it the same for the front and back... who did you get to install it and how much was it to get it set up.... looking to do the same so some feedback from you would be great.............
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:23 PM   #7
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did you take any pics of before and after.. is the drop 1.25 the max, and is it the same for the front and back... who did you get to install it and how much was it to get it set up.... looking to do the same so some feedback from you would be great.............
I'll get some pics up soon, but it's pretty damn cold outside... The drop is very nice and I'll still be able to fit 18's in the summer. The drop is the same all around.

I live in MTL, so I went to a shop here, the name is Bimmershop. The owner builds and races bmw's for a living, so he's pretty much the only one to work on my car (except for small stuff). He charged me for 2hrs of labour.
At the same time, we changed the control arms for an M3 set, and the shock mounts had to be changed, so we put ones out of a convertible cause they're way stronger.
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:53 PM   #8
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I'm interested in pics as well.
I was seriously thinking of getting this kit a while ago.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:06 PM   #9
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We finally had some dry roads today and I got to push the car a bit more thru corners, and I am still very impressed with the setup.

As for the drop, I think the difference is more noticeable in real life... Anyways, here are before and after pics:

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^^ You have a new exhaust too also? Cool cool.. yo dude, one thing though, I think your tires are a bit on the tall side...
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:29 AM   #11
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^^ You have a new exhaust too also? Cool cool.. yo dude, one thing though, I think your tires are a bit on the tall side...
Ya, I installed a Remus exhaust over the winter.. And for the tires, I went for the cheapest ones possible, lol... 70 profile, haha
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:39 PM   #12
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The drop looks good man, nothing extreme.
Be getting new ones come summer I hope? With rims
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Thanks for the info..
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:48 PM   #14
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The drop looks good man, nothing extreme.
Be getting new ones come summer I hope? With rims
You know it... All i have left to do is repaint (keeping it white), new brakes and new wheels... And i'm ready for summer
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Right on man!!! You'll be set for the spring cruise You'll have to come down with Vince and Nick
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