Litchfield’s new M2 setup

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  1. 4 Jan 2021 at 2:47 PM #1
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    I'll be pricing up BMW Perf again and the Bilstein setup
     
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    BMW Perf are £1850 direct from BMW plus fitting etc :thumbsup:
     
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    Yes they are if purchased via Elliott, BMW dealers quote £1000-1500 for install!
     
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    Nitrons have got to be the way forward at that price.
     
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    Lol you got to be kidding?

    That’s a £250 job max.
     
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    Agreed, my understanding is the Bilstein are more suited to fast road use and the odd track day and the Nitron's are for fast road and the odd track day but with more adjustability for the more seasoned track day owner.

    Looking forward to having my set fitted, happy to report back once fitted and run in. I did have a trackday booked later this month to test them out but looks like that is on hold after tonights announcement.
     
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    Wish I was, both local BMW dealerships quoted around these prices. If you want BMW friendly warranty on their M perf suspension it needs to be a dealer install. Fooking piss take in my book.

    Will defo be looking at the Bilstein option, but with tonight’s announcement in no rush.

    got to work, buy food shopping and repeat. With the plan to spend little £££ it’ll be a saving exercise again.

    Will prob sell off my winter 640m setup now too.
     
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    Yes that is a pisstake.

    In that case by all means do your research on the various kits offered on the market, but it may be worth fitting KW V3’s (which are essentially the same as the M Performance Kit) @ an independent specialist.

    Then get a wheel alignment (and corner balance if you wish) once the coilovers have settled (circa 2 weeks after installation).

    And of course, work, mask up, food shop, exercise and repeat. Another pisstake...

    :bh:
     
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    So that actually makes them cheaper than the KW V3s, as the cheapest I found for those is around £2k incl VAT?
     
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    BMW's offering is KWV2 kit to BMW Spec if I recall, not the V3 kit.
     
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    Oh I see, that makes sense. Didn't realise :)

    I think this car deserves a KW V3/Bilstein PSS10 kit, at least based on the reviews I've seen online. Not cheap but worth it in the long run imo.
     
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    Ref post #15 - extract below is correct ie OEM MPS is same configuration as KWV3 non-CS version.....

    "On the V2 you can adjust height/rebound. On the V3 and MPS you can adjust height/rebound/compression."
     
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    Wow @ BMW Charging that much for install.

    Can our friendly sponsors not arrange more reasonable labour rates?
     
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    Just a point on the warranty. Why do they have to be installed by BMW? Your car doesn't need to be serviced by BMW to maintain the warranty, so why fitting suspension?
     
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    BMW offer 2 years warranty on their parts/accessories. You can install any oem part/accessory DIY or at an non franchise dealer.

    Should you then take your car into a franchised BMW service dept for warranty work, relating to the same part being defective, you’ll need proof of purchase. The dealer won’t have record of the supply / fit of the part/accessory on their system. You’ll be charged labour to remove and refit the defective parts.

    In my 1st hand experience, if supplied and fitted by BMW, replaced FoC no quibble.
     
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    Thanks for that. So if I fitted the genuine M Sport myself (say), then the part would be warrantied (unless it broke because it was fitted incorrectly and accepting that I'd have to pay to have it removed etc) but more importantly the wider car would still be under factory warranty?

    Whereas if I fitted the Litchfield Bilsteins/Ohlins etc, I would lose the wider car warranty? I appreciate that if I broke the suspension etc then clearly that bit wouldn't be covered (although I suspect Litchfield would provide a degree of cover) but if the engine blew up 12 months down the line and I had a set of Bilstiens fitted on it, would the engine work still be covered by BMW?

    If not would it be covered if it had M sport dampers on and then, if only fitted by BMW?

    I'd have no problem fitting the Litchfield kit if the rest of the car was still covered. I'd think twice if BMW cancelled the warranty altogether.
     
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    car warranty is only impacted if aftermarket parts are found to be the cause.

    ie suspension shouldn’t impact a claim for gbox work under warranty
     
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