2017 (67) 3 series 335d

2017 (67) 3 series 335d

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HO11WRD

Original Poster:

2 posts

1 month

Tuesday 19th November
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Got this last weekend as my first BMW. I have read a lot about people changing the springs to ACS on various forums.
Is this something I should consider investing in?

Cheers


Aluminati

512 posts

6 months

Tuesday 19th November
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You don’t like the ride as is ?

HO11WRD

Original Poster:

2 posts

1 month

Tuesday 19th November
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it seems perfectly adequate but if there are genuine improvements to be made without breaking the bank, I like to investigate.
being my first BMW I don't have the luxury of experience for comparison.
There does however seem to be a huge amount of swing towards changing the springs to the ACS system and wondered what the current advise from seasoned BMW owners might be.

dasbimmerowner

86 posts

89 months

Tuesday 19th November
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HO11WRD said:
it seems perfectly adequate but if there are genuine improvements to be made without breaking the bank, I like to investigate.
being my first BMW I don't have the luxury of experience for comparison.
There does however seem to be a huge amount of swing towards changing the springs to the ACS system and wondered what the current advise from seasoned BMW owners might be.
As yours is a 67 plate it's an LCI model (facelift version), BMW made amendments to the suspension when they did the facelift, this improved things significantly. The difference between the pre-facelift and facelift was fairly stark from the drives I've had in various models. It's all personal preference though, I spent ages trying to find a 340i Touring with adaptive suspension on it, found one, then promptly found that in my opinion the softer damping was too soft and the firm damping too firm, whilst the boggo MSport damping was pitched in between the two and suited me quite nicely. I've not dirven a car on ACS springs though, so can't comment on those.

smashy

2,593 posts

106 months

Tuesday 19th November
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As das says the older car was a floating blangmange and I didnt even have xdrive ...it was truly awful my ACS springs and shocks completely transformed it yours probably not so much