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      01-18-2023, 01:11 PM   #1
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Knew my Adaptive Struts were Shot -

When I would put the the vehicle in Sport / Sport + all I could tell was that the throttle response was changed but I could not tell any difference in the firmness of the suspension. Comfort vs Sport +. there was absolutely no handling change.


Now that I have changed out the OE Adaptive Front Struts -- WOW! big difference in the firmness and steering wheel firmness.

I installed them myself with all new mounts, perches, Bumps and bolts. (Swapped out LCA and Thrust Arm about 3 months prior) no coil spring change.
The rebound on the old struts were very slow as compared to new ones.
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I have just received the Rear Adaptive Struts and Mounts -- should have them installed this weekend. all from getbmwparts.com

I know most here move away from OEM adaptive -- but after a long struggle just stayed with OEM.
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      01-19-2023, 01:36 AM   #2
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About how many miles were on the car by the time when you couldn't notice a difference between Comfort and Sport+?
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Slowly Degrade

It happens so slowly that I can't say how many mile other than at 80K there was absolutely ZERO change in the ride quality or firmness as I toggled from sport to S+ Or Comfort.

Now with just the New Fronts --- a very noticeable difference.
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...I know most here move away from OEM adaptive -- but after a long struggle just stayed with OEM.
I have been waiting for a Bilstein B6 set for my M235i for over a year now. Backordered everywhere.

Any recommendations on where to get a set? Or even an OEM full set.

Not sure the problem is, but there are none available anywhere as best as I can tell.

///Rich
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I have been waiting for a Bilstein B6 set for my M235i for over a year now. Backordered everywhere.

Any recommendations on where to get a set? Or even an OEM full set.

Not sure the problem is, but there are none available anywhere as best as I can tell.

///Rich
They seem to be in stock at Bilsteins UK: https://www.bilsteinsuspensionstore....%7C2015%7C2022, if they will ship to the US.
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      01-20-2023, 03:20 PM   #6
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Wanted B6 but went OEM

B6/ B4 would have been nice but availability and felt like the ride height would have been changed due to B6 Perches and would need to change out springs -- so I just got a great price on OE at getbmwparts.com
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      01-22-2023, 07:14 PM   #7
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When the day comes I'll probably go with the Koni Special Active set:
https://www.bimmerworld.com/KONI-Act...F32-sport.html

These get great reviews for sport/street dampers. There are more reviews on these over on the F30/31 pages. I had Bilstein B8's on a previous car and those were a little too stiff for street for my preference. (B6 and B8 are vavled the same)
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My Bilstein b6s just came last week from bimmerworld, theyre probably in stock again.
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My Bilstein b6s just came last week from bimmerworld, theyre probably in stock again.
I will call them tomorrow. It seems that B4s are available from other vendors. I am just concerned now that the B6 will be stiff.

Nothing is easy but I know I need one or the other.

Can you put yours in tonight and let me know what you think?

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SA Koni Passive Dampners

Would have gone in this direction if I did not have Adjustable Suspension.
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