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Old 08-05-2004, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I really like my 328iS sport suspension and how the car sits. The car has 115K miles and I think it's time it gets replaced. I've started kicking around the idea of just replacing the suspension with a new factory sport suspension. But, I haven't been able to find those parts for sale anywhere.



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Old 08-05-2004, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You Should check out Bavauto.com.... there prices are reasonable...
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Old 08-05-2004, 04:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go for some Bilstein HDs from tirerack, should give you a little improvement in the handling too.
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What's the difference between the HD's and the sport?
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Sports have a shorter tube for lowering springs. I got mixed reviews about using them with stock ride height when I was looking to do that. HDs are just heavy duty ones made for use iwth the stock coils.
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do factory sport kits perform well? the 325is i'm looking at tomorow has the sport package on it
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Does anyone know where I can get replacement OE sport suspension parts?
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Unless the springs are broken you don't need to replace them. Bilstein touring or HD are what you want to get for shocks/struts. The HDs are a little bit beefier and add to handling.
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are those what the factory sport suspension came with?
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The bilsteins should be what was OE on it. If they're not they'll be just as good, if not better than the ones currently on there.
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it would be great if I didn't have to replace the springs too. How can you tell if you have a broken spring?
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Ussually they won't be broken. Just take a look at them when you change the shocks. There's not much of a chance of them being broken.
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