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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 04-09-2006, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Installed a new front suspension setup today

Today with the help of a friend I ditched the Bilstein BTS springs and Bilstein Sport struts on the front. I replaced them with the standard Koni single adjustable struts, 560 inch pound nonprogressive springs and GC upper camber/caster plates. This new set up on the front kicks ass and I can't wait till I can afford to upgrade the rear. I'm running a 7" tall spring and it sits just a little lower than the BTS spring. I don't know what people were talking about but the 560 spring I'm running the front with the Koni rides great on the street. Yeah its firm but it isn't crazy stiff like I've heard people say it would be. I have a pair of 600 pound springs I may run after I get used to these 560's. I don't know if I got lucky and my ride height and spring rate along with the camber/caster plate is perfect for my car or what but even with the high spring rate the Konis do a great job. I used a coil over type spring without the adjusting collar, it just sits in the stock spring perch. Eventually I will be removing the stock spring perch and getting some adjusting collars but for now it is working fine even though it is a little ghetto I'd post pics of how the car sits but it sits exactly the same as the BTS springs did, just now I have a higher rate spring.
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Sweet. Aren't the Koni's a wee bit more expensive??
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Sweet. Aren't the Koni's a wee bit more expensive??
Yeah the 2 front Konis shipped cost almost as much all 4 Bilstein Sports but the way the car rides is night a day.
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