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#1 (permalink) Old 06-21-2005, 02:35 AM
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Well the "sport" suspension on my '97 328i is getting pretty worn out. I'm definetly going to go with an aftermarket brand, but where should I buy and what brand. I know koni, H&R, etc are good, but i dont have a lot of cash for the project. Does anyone know of a good sporty suspension that wont cost me and arm and a leg?

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Well the "sport" suspension on my '97 328i is getting pretty worn out. I'm definetly going to go with an aftermarket brand, but where should I buy and what brand. I know koni, H&R, etc are good, but i dont have a lot of cash for the project. Does anyone know of a good sporty suspension that wont cost me and arm and a leg?
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Originally posted by jetblack325+Jun 21 2005, 02:36 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jetblack325 @ Jun 21 2005, 02:36 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-RexKing86@Jun 21 2005, 01:35 AM
Well the "sport" suspension on my '97 328i is getting pretty worn out. I'm definetly going to go with an aftermarket brand, but where should I buy and what brand. I know koni, H&R, etc are good, but i dont have a lot of cash for the project. Does anyone know of a good sporty suspension that wont cost me and arm and a leg?
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where can I see them?

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i don't have a lot of cash for the project.
How much cash do u have?

Unless you have a strong spine and a big, soft ass Coil Overs can be brutal! What is best for the track is often overkill for the next 100,000 miles in your daily driver.

If you want to feel what year that dime you ran over was, then Coil overs are your best bet, as long as you get discount rates at your chiropractor!
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I got springs from understeer and bilsteins from bavauto. After insallation the total cost will be $800-$1000 depending on your mechanic..

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I got springs from understeer and bilsteins from bavauto. After insallation the total cost will be $800-$1000 depending on your mechanic..
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Which is why you do it yourself and rent a spring compressor.
 
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You can rent a spring compressor adn do it yourself. It is at the very least a half day project, and it can be very dangerous if you are a dumabss about the spring compressor. BMW suspensions are very intricate. It costed (is that even a word?) me over twice the price to install my springs/shocks on my e34 than it did the s13


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I'm with docrobot on this one. Unless you really like harsh rides go with a shock and spring combo. Stick with Bilstein or Koni for the struts and tak a look around for reviews of springs for you car in this forum (or others if you really want, but I wouldn't recommend it).
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Personally I would have liked to do the install myself, but I wanted it done right. The hassle and lack of experience, I figured $200 was a small price to pay to have a pro perform the work.

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