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Post by NSM » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm

I have brand new and boxed Bilstein B6 dampers for sale at £300 plus postage part numbers 35-141662 and 35-141679 if you decide to go that route at the front - if that is any help..

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Post by beanie » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:21 pm

AndyBeech wrote: Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:21 pm Anyway, I've pulled the trigger on the Bilstein's, I'll post up with thoughts when I get them fitted next year. I'm getting a total undercarriage refresh after 95k miles on standard stuff so probably not a fair comparison though!
I appreciate the whole Coronavirus thing has probably knocked a lot of plans on their head but I thought I’d bump this to see if you’d fitted the Bilsteins yet.
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Post by AndyBeech » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:30 pm

Almost got canned, luckily Darragh picked it up just in time so it’s with him at the moment. Should be done in a few weeks, hopefully when lockdown is somewhat lifted and driving normally is possible. I’ll update when it’s back :thumbsup:
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Post by beanie » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:56 pm

That was fortunate :thumbsup:

Looking forward to hearing how they feel.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:25 pm

I'd love to know how Michael rates his new set-up and what Andy thinks of his once it is fitted, as I'm not sure I can live with my H & R coil-overs on a road car - but I haven't been able to go far enough to get a proper feel for them. :roll:

If anyone is still looking for a place in the South East to do an alignment I'd recommend TWG Automotive in Camberley. I've been taking my BMWs there for 6 years or so as Will is ex-Sytner and looks after at least 2 other forum cars I know of.

He has the Hunter kit and used to race E36 Compacts, but now (or he did until recently) races Legends on circuits so alignment is key.
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Post by whopwop » Mon May 04, 2020 9:24 pm

AndyBeech,
Hi Andy.
Do you have a link to where you purchased the Bilstein kit please?
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Post by AndyBeech » Mon May 04, 2020 9:35 pm

whopwop wrote: Mon May 04, 2020 9:24 pm AndyBeech,
Hi Andy.
Do you have a link to where you purchased the Bilstein kit please?
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Got mine from Demon Tweeks, they’ve gone up a bit in price recently but have a search about. Part number for Z4M roadster is 141635

Evolve seem quite competitive at about £1700 (I paid about £1600 but was back in December)
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Post by whopwop » Mon May 04, 2020 9:37 pm

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Post by Superzetti » Sat May 16, 2020 12:52 pm

I am driving KW V3 on the Z4MR since september 2017 and total happy with the efficiency, combined with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and 19" CSL alloys.
Setup front original, rear modified: 2 clicks softer for both settings. The original setup from KW for the V3 is optimised for the "Green hell" (Nürburgring North Loop) where I did test the configuration by a perfection's training 2 years ago. I really enjoyed my coilovers on this day.
Highest possible high = 10 mm lower front and 5 mm lower rear compared to OEM.
The feeling on the road is much better than with the OEM, more stable by braking, feeling like 10 km/h faster in every curve.
The KW V3 are expensiver than the Bilstein B16 but if you compare them after 5 years in duty, you will see the difference in the material quality: KW V3 coillvers are still looking like new.
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Post by Frentz » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:12 pm

Superzetti,
It is simple to adjust at the rear?
did you have to mount the spacers with 19 CSL?

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Post by Argenta » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:15 pm

I dont need spacers w CSL & KWV3, but I’m afraid I need spacers for the front OEM wheels.

For the left rear bump adjustment I cut a little hole, this way you wont need to dismantle the panels each time.
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Post by Frentz » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:48 pm

Argenta, i know... so on a roadster I don't see it as a simple thing.
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Post by RedUn » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:46 pm

Frentz wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:48 pm Argenta, i know... so on a roadster I don't see it as a simple thing.
Just don't put the trim back until you've set it up?

That's what I did :thumbsup:
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Post by Frentz » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:59 pm

RedUn, it's simple to see that the situation is not the same of the coup if you want to have a set up for the road and change it on track day.

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Post by MrPT » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:26 pm

The rear rebound adjustment is via the wheel arch on the current iteration of the V3s. I use a sophisticated, chopstick-based approach to change them.
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