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    Shock/Strut Question

    I'm looking to make some handling improvements to my 2000 ///M Roadster. Originally I was leaning towards Bilstein HDs but I don't intend to track the car again and I don't want a harsher ride. I'm now looking at the Bilstein Touring Class.

    Any comments or input would be appreciated.

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    Re: Shock/Strut Question

    I have Bilstein HD, don't think the ride is harsh at all. The quality of the Yellow (HD/Sport) Bilstein are much better quality than OEM Sachs or Touring, and I am quite sure much longer lasting.

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    Re: Shock/Strut Question

    Koni's are adjustable, but the rears have to be adjusted as you mount them. The fronts are adjustable all the time with a simple knob they provide with the unit.98 Z3 1.9 ; HMS strut tower brace, antisway bars, and roll bar; Supersprint cat back exhaust; Dinan chip; Whalen Shift Machine; Strong-Strut Butt strut; FOGGED air box, Downing Atlanta Supercharger.

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    I agree, HDs aren't too harsh

    as long as you're driving on reasonably smooth roads. When I drive some of the roads right in and around Philadelphia, though, it does get kinda bumpy. But here in Central PA, no problem.
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    Stay with Touring-

    I replaced the stock shocks on my M Roadie with Bilstein Sports, and find the ride a bit too firm. In retrospect should have gotten Touring.
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    I agree as well.


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    + 1 on that


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    Re: Shock/Strut Question

    Bilstein HD will definitely have a harsher ride than stock M shocks.
    Whether the ride is too harsh or just right is a personal judgment.

    If you want a better ride and better handling, look at Koni.

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    Thanks to all of you.


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    As usual, answers all over the place

    but, hey, it's the internet!
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    Different people, different expectations,

    different use,
    different needs,

    It's up to each to come up with what modifications meet their individual requirements.

    If you want one size fits all, stay stock. BMW did a good job of that.

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    Also

    I have a non M Z3, and stock style (Meyle HD) strut mounts, and stock springs.

    If you have an M, use other strut mounts (Ground Control, Rogue, etc), and/or especially different springs (lower) - that will make a big difference - probably more than the shock/strut.

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