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ADE Rear Drag Suspension Kit

Discussion in 'Traction | Handling | Drivetrain' started by AD-ENG, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. AD-ENG

    AD-ENG Specialist Vendor


    ADE BMW Double Adjustable Rear Drag Shock Kit (135/335 E-Series)

    The ADE BMW Rear Drag Shock Kit is a must have for any 335 or 135 wanting to dig race. The kit is centered around a pair of Strange Engineering double adjustable drag shocks that allow you to independently dial compression AND rebound. Modified upper bushing and ADE lower bracket makes this a straight bolt-on kit; no modifications needed.

    (2) Strange Engineering Double Adjustable Drag Shocks
    (2) ADE Lower Mounting Brackets with hardware
    (2) ADE Modified Upper mounting bushings

  2. Antbox

    Antbox Private

    It's crazy it's taken this long for a big aftermarket boom, but, keep it coming!
  3. R.G.

    R.G. Sergeant

    Henderson, NV
    E92 N54, F02 N54
    This is huge. Pricing a double adjustable full kit will cost at minimum $3K. For high hp/tq applications wanting to dial in squirmy straight line rear end acceleration, both from a dig and roll, this allows it. Also a solid mount bushing replacement like the one included is easily 25% of the entire set up offered. Well done guys!!

    Picking out some ideal spring rates and I'll be picking these up for the winter refresh. Can't wait.


    Just noticed you guys ditched the squishy foam upper mounts with what looks like solid rubber. One less part needed :cool:

    Was planning on buying and trimming a similar set. Definitely looks like these can be trimmed just the same.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016
  4. Bumbleb

    Bumbleb Private

    I'm in on this.
  5. JBacon335

    JBacon335 Private

    Toms River, NJ
    07 335i Sedan, 1988 Mustang GT
    So tempting. I've been meaning to refresh everything already. Might as well get these for the rear
  6. Bumbleb

    Bumbleb Private

    I was actually going to go back to stock so I could fit a better tire under the car with the 15 inch conversion but I might go this way instead. No more low life.
  7. 101duck

    101duck Private

    I wish i could afford this right now.

    Damn you wedding and xmas.
  8. nitemare

    nitemare Private

    These might actually help me get into the mid 1.5s sitting at 1.62 right now. #moregofast
  9. Sshec152

    Sshec152 Corporal

    What springs are recommended to be used with these?
  10. AD-ENG

    AD-ENG Specialist Vendor

    What do you need to trim? The kit doesn't need anything trimmed.

    Springs depends on weight and transfer, but in an IRS dig you want soft. Stock or sport rate would be a good starting point.
  11. R.G.

    R.G. Sergeant

    Henderson, NV
    E92 N54, F02 N54
    Trim about a half inch off the widest portion, gets almost another full inch of shock travel. Or you can pay Dinan for 10mm more shock travel with their mounts

    @Sshec152 A few variables to think about before you hit the sweet spot, torque, current unsprung weight, ride height etc but with the rebound and compression adjustablity you'll be able to laser focus in on it and get there 100 times faster. 50% shock compression at launch is where you are aiming in very simplified terms.Depending on how the car reacts after the initial hit will give you a baseline for rebound adjustment.
    In simpler terms or if not wanting to get too in to it, any springs would work and could be dialed in.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016
  12. AD-ENG

    AD-ENG Specialist Vendor

    You wouldn't gain anything. I can tuck a 15 without a tire on it all the way into the inner fender without bottoming out the shock.
  13. R.G.

    R.G. Sergeant

    Henderson, NV
    E92 N54, F02 N54
    Honestly with the adjustability of these and Strange Engineering's good rep on having a broad range between 1-12 settings it likely wouldn't make a difference. It's just 5 min of my time and gives me an extra bit of travel if I need it.
  14. Andy any plans for front struts being double adjustable as well?
  15. AD-ENG

    AD-ENG Specialist Vendor

    Eventually, but not in the works yet.
  16. Abacus38

    Abacus38 Sergeant

    Tampa/Orlando, FL
    2007 Ti Ag 335i
    So the stock front suspension is good for the digs then?
  17. CYA

    CYA New Member

    Would these affect my daily driven car in any way?
  18. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    2009 E93 335i
    @jimmie004 got some of these, now I'm curious how they perform :)
  19. COTT3series

    COTT3series Private

    2008 BMW 535xi, 2007 BMW 335i.
    I have an 07 335i sport sedan. So what you're saying is that my current springs would work well with these?