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#1 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 03:47 PM
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I was browsing Ebay for E30 stuff and came accross this Suspension Kit

eBay.co.uk: BMW E30 sports lowering full suspension kit 2321-2335 (item 280058220700 end time 17-Dec-06 17:01:12 GMT)

Does anyone know if this is a "Crap" Suspension kit or is it ok for the money? used:

OR can someone recommend a Good But Reasonably "cheap" Suspension Kit?

I know that "you Get what you pay for" and if that's the case, I'll have to put up with tired suspension for a while & Get Bilsteins or Konis.

Thank You!
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ehh, just hold out and buy the real stuff, that kit looks like rubish

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That's what I thought

So what do you recommend? Bilstein, Koni, Spax or anything else??

Ive got a set of Bilstein HD for an E36 325.. You said gotKraut that they would fit but change the Geometry

Can you shed a bit more info on that? Thanks Buddy.
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no i was reffering to the full E36 suspension will throw off the geometry, the control arms, spindles, Etc...i dont know if the bilsteins from the E36 will even fit, not to mention they are valved for a heavier car so even if they fit they would not be dampened properly

my favorite setup is and always has been koni yellows/ground control coil overs. The coil overs are a long way shipping to you though being that ground control is based in here in California haha

my next favorite setup would be H&R full coil overs

and if money were no object KW Variant 2's

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If you decide to stick to OEM for the E30, go Bilsteins...Good quality lot of good feedback. But again its your choice my opinion...its my route Sports all round Bilsteins + H&R race.

On ebay there are set of front lower suspension that have had good reviews or a decent price...but i heard they'd replace the CAB that came with it and put E30 M3 CAB.

chu think ?
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for H&R race the bilsteins are too soft, you will need konis, not to mention how limited on travel the Bilsteins are. I like bilsteins for stock/sport setups but as soon as you go to race setups you NEED konis.

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