| Originally posted by B_w.@Jan 18 2005, 07:03 PM |
it would be good to get new shocks at the same time as springs. it should save you some $ on labor. the ride will also be much better if you get shocks too. eibach and h&r make good springs and bilstein and koni make good shocks.
Did that job myself on the car.
if yours has more than 100k wich i really think you might, do the following.
get the springs and shock!!
my 93 had factory shocks, they where long gone, they would not go up or down, they where stuck.
recommend bavauto.com , they have their own springs, they are lower, to get the fander gat out, and a little harder, but they are not racing spring like the others., and if you have a daily commuter you really want to get this into consideration because a firmer suspension means youll feel all the road on your back..
also if going for sorter springs, get shock with reduced shock travel. bilstein makes them. they are also on sale on the same site.
and i really doubt you can get all the parts for less than 500.
and since youre doing this job, consider replacing front control arm bushings with an m3 bushing and then the trailing arm. they are weak and after 100k they will be long gone.
i know you might think is a lot and i agree, but just changing shock and springs and keeping worn out bushing will make the car discussing. sicne the car is lower and more firm, failed bushings will show way more and you will feel it, either by weird car feeling on the road or by noises when they are really gone.
have fun out there.