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    BMW 330ci vert w sport package has a rough ride...is this normal?

    So Ive finally purchased my dream car, a 2006 330cic with the sport package, but Ive noticed that the ride is probably one of the roughest Ive had in any car Ive ever owned. Not sure if this is normal, being that its my first sports car, but Ive noticed lots of movement and jerking around while going over rough roads. I feel like a bobble head anytime Im on the highway. Ive had the car inspected and the shocks and struts are fine but is there anyway I could make my ride smoother without buying new parts? Such as adjusting something possibly?

    If not, what are some suggested upgrades and parts that are partially cheap that could make my car absorb more impact from worn down roads?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Not normal. How many miles on the clock ? Do you know if the suspension has been refreshed ? What shocks and struts are installed (Sachs, Koni, etc) ?
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    When my car had a bouncy/unsettling ride over rough roads, my rtabs were shot and replacing them fixed it quite a bit. But if you want a smooth ride then you probably will have to get new dampers assuming they havenít been replaced recently...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaExotica View Post
    So Ive finally purchased my dream car, a 2006 330cic with the sport package, but Ive noticed that the ride is probably one of the roughest Ive had in any car Ive ever owned. Not sure if this is normal, being that its my first sports car, but Ive noticed lots of movement and jerking around while going over rough roads. I feel like a bobble head anytime Im on the highway. Ive had the car inspected and the shocks and struts are fine but is there anyway I could make my ride smoother without buying new parts? Such as adjusting something possibly?

    If not, what are some suggested upgrades and parts that are partially cheap that could make my car absorb more impact from worn down roads?

    Thanks in advance!
    Only thing that would really affect that would be the struts, but if they're fine according to inspection and they're stock it might just take some getting used to.

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    Looking at the pictures from your other thread (before you bought the car) it looks like it sits a touch lower than stock sport suspension. Not much, but a little. Any chance it has aftermarket dampers or springs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    Looking at the pictures from your other thread (before you bought the car) it looks like it sits a touch lower than stock sport suspension. Not much, but a little. Any chance it has aftermarket dampers or springs?
    That's a good point. If that's the case, then OE springs + Koni FSD's/SA's + a soft sidewall tire = butter

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    They def don't ride rough when stock with no issues.

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