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Thread: Suspension refresh: PSS 14's vs FA 500+

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    Suspension refresh: PSS 14's vs FA 500+

    Hey everyone, i definitely need new strus for my '07 335i and would prefer to jsut go coilovers if i have to replace everything. I don't want a track focused setup, that's what my 24v swapped turbo e30 is for. I have FA 500's on that car and love them so far. I don't do a ton of street driving on it, so I honestly don't know if I would want them on my daily just because I haven't put enough street miles on the car. It also doesn't help that that particular car is gutted, caged, and solid bushings everywhere, so comparisons are hard.

    I have been considering the Bilstein pss 14's since the pricing looks great, but part of me just wants to do the FA's again on the car. I haven't been able to find any recent posts regarding the new generation of coilovers to determine one vs the other. Can anyone provide feedback on one or the other? I have seen some really positive things about the PSS 14's, but the height adjustment seems to be based on spring preload which I'm not really a fan of along with the progressive rate springs.

    Thanks in advance.

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    What spring rates did you go with? Which model in general? There are differences in the internals depending on the series.

    l’m trying to avoid going to harsh with this car as I already have a track build and I promised my wife I wouldn’t do that to this car as well. Probably won’t help that I already bought condor uhmv motor, trans, and subframe bushings lol

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