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Old 10-04-2005, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suspension upgrade Q's - 325i '93

Hey guys,

I've saved up a little money and would like to invest in a suspension upgrade for my 1993 325i. I'm thinking of going with the 4WAY Coil over package from bekkers under the recommendation of a fellow bimmerwerkz member. Any additional opinions or experience with this set?

http://www.bekkers.com/Merchant2/mer...=bscsuspension

My main concern at this point is trying to figure out what additional suspension components should be replaced along with this upgrade. I've been told by BMW that I need new control arms in the front(mine cause occasional steering shake). These appear to go hand in hand with the suspension so I'm planning on taking care of that. What other parts do you all recommend I consider replacing? I'd like to hear it from you guys who actually have experience with this upgrade first, before talking with a shop who may try and sell me more than I a)need, b)can afford.

Appreciate any light you all can shed on the topic. I r newbie. :>
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i've heard to stay away from the bekkers coilovers, i'm in the same situation as you and i decided on koni shocks with h&r sport springs
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If you do a quick search, there is at least one thread that I know of talking about that kit... from what I remember there were a few people saying that they were good.
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I am think up getting some new shocks too. Check out Turner Motorsport and get the stut tower reinforcment plates for sure!! Also thinking of going with the x-brace and front/rear strut tower braces. I am more worried about having a rear tower collapes like others.
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Thanks for the info green. I hadn't checked out their site yet. It looks like they sell a 'suspension mounting kit' at a reasonable price. This gives me a little more of an idea at least of what else is involved.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...ID=E36MOUNTKIT
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if you want coilovers that kick ass go with ground control , as for complimentary components i would look at replacing the rearshock mounts to upgraded ones, then start to save again because after upgrading your suspension youll start to get a few thing starting to break ... lol... like door pins start to give way, the balljoints and reartrailing arm bushings will start to wear, tires will wear quick etc etc (simply cuz your gonna be driving a lot harder than you used to)
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