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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 07-29-2004, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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are them good, which ones would you recommend for an e30 320i 4 door 1985 made in germany?
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tokiko is suppose to make some really good gas shocks. so Id recommend those.
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Boge or Bilstein HD. Tokico's are garbage man.
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oh, i heard they were good, but that was from a tokico salesman, lol. yeah, bilstein are real good too. Koni adjustables are even better
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Yeah I have the Konis on my car, but they're way too extreme if he never mentioned the words "auto-x" "track" or "psychotic everyday driving" in his post.
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I dont know if you guys are in the US, or what. But KYB Gas shocks are nice as well. I have em on my car, and my car is extremely low. They give a good ride.
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i heard koni are really good, i belive u can get a tein setup...those are bomb, tocktico are great thoh...ur best wuld be to get tein...they are amazing! or wait even dinan
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I would advise either the Bilstein sports setup (turnermotorsports.com has a full kit, shocks and springs for like 600 bucks. not bad, eh?) but I've also heard that tokiko makes illuminas for the e30 series. Which is their top of the line shock. However I have also heard bad things about their other series, so you gotta go highball on those. Other then that... I dunno, maybe... I dunno, I'm partial to the bilsteins. But the koni-adjustables are really nice as well. I know a guy who put those on his rustang, and they seriously improved the feel of the ride. But then again, i -like- a bumpy stiff ride.

However you can get the eibach stage 3 race springs for your car from seambmw.com, they are an IE distributor so apparently anything you can get from ie you can get through them as well. $240 dollars a shock though it looks like, so it looks like its for serious drivers only. :-x
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KYB Gas shocks are nice as well.* I have em on my car, and my car is extremely low. They give a good ride.
everyone i have talked to said KYB's are horrible on lowered cars cause they tend to blow...reeeeal fast...its good too hear the other side....what KYB's do you have? i heard that about the KYB GR-2's...

My Advice...Bilstein sport or Koni adjustables....bilstein sports ride good due to their multivalving schtufff but they perform like crazy too...but for balls to the wall cornering i would buy koni adjustables...i dont believe TEIN makes e30 shocks do they?
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yeah blisten are great same with koni...i thin tein does make some e30 shocks...ill check into it then repost
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