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Old 11-16-2010, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What suspension should i get?

Ive been doing a review on suspension for my e46 and really dont know what to get i have around 1000 for suspension can any 1 help? seen the megan racing suspension but dont know how would that ride.Megan Racing Coilover Damper Kit Luxury Package Series BMW 3 Series E 46 1999-2005 2000 2001 2002 2003 MR-CDK-E46

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H&R kits offer a wide variety of increased performance suspensions kits. I went that way and am super satisfied.
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I would go with H/R.

I have H/R bilstein on my E30 and am very pleased with the ride quality/handling.

Not sure what they cost for an e46 right now, but I spent about $600 on springs and shocks for the E30.

Coilovers are better, but don't go cheap from what i understand.

**note the picture below is the e30 before the H/R setup.

also check out turnermotorsport.com or bimmerworld.com for other coilover kits and suspension setups.
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If you want a reasonable drop, better ride, and better handling then Eibach Pro Kit springs with Koni FSD shocks can't be beat.
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It really depends what you want out of your suspension. Do you plan to auto-x, track days, just daily driving.....? There is a vast array of setup like Numark and the guys have said. But it really depends on what you want it for. The Bilstein/H&R and Koni/Eiback combos of shocks-struts/springs for daily and some spirited driving is great. I had bilstein/H&R super sport springs on my old E30 and loved it. I tracked the E30 ocassionaly and found this setup decent for both DD and track days without sacrificing daily ride quality.

Now on the coilover side, setups from Eibach/H&R/Koni and KV suspensions is a big jump up and to get the most out of them they should be done by a pro shop so you can get the best out of them. A friend of mine with a E46 M3 has a KV V2 setup and it is awesome both on street and track.
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