i am thinking of upgrading my suspension and need to know if i am going in the right direction.
i already have h&r sport springs and am considering a x brace, bilstein sport shocks and eibach sway bars. are there any other components i should be looking into. the car will probably never see the track but i would like to have great handling for spirited driving on the streets.
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__________________ 98 328is Sport Package M3-Spoiler and Front End,
Turner Motorsports 4 Wheel drilled Rotors.
Axxis Brake Pads, Teflon/Stainless Brake Hoses.
UUC Sachs Stage 4 Suspension.
Sway Bavarian Sway Bars.
H&H MotorSports Front and Rear Strut braces.
Conforti CAI and Shark Injector.
UUC System U DTM Exhaust
UUC Short shifter , Tranny Mounts and Clutch Stop.
F1Danza Lightweight Flywheel with M-3 Heavy duty clutch.
Factory BMW M3 Front Bumper with Splitter.
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im thinking of going with H&r springs and bilstein sports for starters, but im unsure about camber adjustments. i got 16"s, but will prolly get 17's soon enough. anybody go with this set up and have other problems?
Whatever you do, get the E46 M3 convertable rear shockmounts, those are the most heavy duty ones BMW makes, or you could spend some more bucks and go aftermarket urathane.
E36 stock rear shock mounts go bad way too early in the car's life and are listed as a common failure.
(while the suspinsion's all dis-assembled, replace bushings of whatever's readiably accessable)
I have recently installed a set of lowering Eibach sport spring / Bilstein sport shoch for my E36 '95 318is. The result is amazing, it vastly improves the handling, sharper steering, and most importanlty it was not as bumpy as I expected. I have a set of '17 geniue M3 ten spokes wheels, the ride was not harsh at all - it absorbs most of the hump and bumps well. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in upgrading suspension.
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