A few weeks back we hosted 1Fest, the biggest gathering of BMW 1-Series on the west coast – and our friends at Vogtland Springs donated two sets of Vogtland Springs for BMW E82 1-Series to our raffle. Stepping into the role of Mod Expert again, our Co-Founder Mike helped Carlos, who was one of our winners, to trade up, swapping the springs out for credit towards a set of Vogtland Coilovers for BMW E82 135i.

BMW_E82_135i_Black_Vogtland_Coilovers-4Here’s how the coilovers looked installed.BMW_E82_135i_Black_Vogtland_Coilovers-5Here’s how the Galvanized Steel shock bodies look mounted in the car. Utilizing the same high quality shock bodies as KW and ST Suspension paired with Vogtland’s in-house manufactured springs, their engineers have created a quality coilover that delivers the great ride quality and handling Vogtland is known for.
BMW_E82_135i_Black_Vogtland_Coilovers-1Here’s how the rear setup looks.
BMW_E82_135i_Black_Vogtland_Coilovers-6 We got the 1-series back on the ground and started dialing in the ride height of the 1-Series suspension.BMW_E82_135i_Black_Vogtland_Coilovers-9 BMW_E82_135i_Black_Vogtland_Coilovers-11 From the side profile, the stance of the car looks great.BMW_E82_135i_Black_Vogtland_Coilovers-12 A few E82 Exterior mods also give the back end of the car a unique character. A Carbon Fiber Performance Style Rear Diffuser sets off the black exhaust tips, and the body-color Trunk Spoiler for E82 1-Series looks quite nice with the pairing. BMW_E82_135i_Black_Vogtland_Coilovers-14Here’s another angle of how the car sits.


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Story & Photos Nick Gregson