08-08-2012, 03:18 PM #1
Harsh Ride in X3 gen 1 Fixed with Good Result
The X3 gen 1 ride quality is known to be notoriously harsh. My car has been provided with 235/50/18 front and 255/45/18 rear from the beginning.
I've know changed to the stock Volvo XC90 tyre dimension in all four corners. This is 235/60/18, which looks a lot better (beefier) and provides an immense improvement in riding quality in all situations. The tyres are Michelin Latitude Tour HP.
The pic below is in heavy rain and low light with the mobile but it shows the proportions are even better than the stock 18" wheels that looks too low for this type of car.
More rubber FTW
08-08-2012, 03:20 PM #2
You have the sport package?
I did on mine and yes, it was harsh. Handled really well though.
08-08-2012, 03:30 PM #3
Yes it is the sport package, and it still handles well compared to many conventional cars. The only issue now is I believe a couple of the so called 231 horses never left Munich. The engine is too weak for my taste but it is a nice winter car.
08-08-2012, 03:44 PM #4
I ran a 528i and was door to door. The X3 isn't that bad but in stock form certainly under-powered these days.
Tune and intake to wake it up?
08-08-2012, 04:20 PM #5
08-08-2012, 04:53 PM #6