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Age is catching me up I’m afraid. The ride on my 06 m sport has always been really uncomfortable/crashy on anything other than smooth roads.

so the question is can I swap the m sport dampers for se or is there another option to help with ride comfort. Thanks in advance
 

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I think it's SE springs that you'd need to soften up the ride.
 

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Are the springs interchangeable between both?

Any other aftermarket kits that would ride better?
 

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I’m having the same thoughts with an E92 msport, if i go ahead i’ll put SE springs and dampers on as a set, that way i know what to expect, if you start mixing and matching you might end up with something you don’t want. Buy sachs or. Meyle if you want original SE characteristics, stay away from coilover set ups, to many people fit them only to remove them months later.
 

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I’m having the same thoughts with an E92 msport, if i go ahead i’ll put SE springs and dampers on as a set, that way i know what to expect, if you start mixing and matching you might end up with something you don’t want. Buy sachs or. Meyle if you want original SE characteristics, stay away from coilover set ups, to many people fit them only to remove them months later.
if you do that and upgrade the ARB's you will get handling benefits with cornering forces and all comfort baby in a straight line
 

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By fitting the se coils and dampers would this raise the cars ride height?

how much more comfortable is an se to drive, I can’t say I’ve been in one
 

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Another alternative is too go for smaller alloy wheel which will allow you to have a bigger sidewall. This will improve the ride comfort especially if your car is on 19 or 20 inch rims currently.
cheers
Jim
 

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I agree with the suggestion of changing the wheels. I had a 330i with sports suspension and huge 19inch narrow/wide rims, removed them and put 225/45-17 wheels and tyres on and noted a huge difference in ride comfort and much less tramlining and the fuel consumption improved by 1 liter per 100km as well. Run flats are also prone to a hard ride. The 320D, also sports suspension, that was the donor car for the 225/45 wheels got fitted with 205/55-16 wheels and there too was an improvement but not as noticeable.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Really want to keep the 18’s. Feel that 17’s are to small. Is there room for a larger profile on 18’s?
 
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