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Old 03-12-2005, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've just bought a '95 M3 with 97K miles. The radiator and water pump have just been replaced and I'm being told I need to replace the shocks. Not looking to spend big $'s on this. Suggestions?
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aftermarket will probably be cheaper then OEM replacements I would imagine. I'm ordering my stuff from understerr.com. Good luck
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get koni.. konis own
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if you are not looking to spend alot of money, what did you get a bmw? jk

www.turnermotorsport.com has some nice sets
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who said you need to replace your shocks? Is it a shitty ride, not stiff? If you think it rides fine, then dont waste your money at this point.
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koni seems to set the pace as far as aftermarket shocks go, im looking to get a set for myself
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Originally posted by icecreamman@Mar 12 2005, 06:25 PM
I've just bought a '95 M3 with 97K miles. The radiator and water pump have just been replaced and I'm being told I need to replace the shocks. Not looking to spend big $'s on this. Suggestions?
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Cheapest place I've found on the net, so far, for shocks, is www.shox.com. As Robbins said, is the ride gone away? bouncing, hard to steer? If it feels allright, may not need any shocks. the M3 is a little lower and rides a little stiffer and handles better than the 325. If you do need replacements, Bilsteins or Konis, can't go wrong with either one.
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