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Old 09-22-2010, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front suspension advise

Rather than explain the whole story, I'll just say I purchased a 1994 540i today without the benefit of driving it first. I'm no idiot so rest assured I basically stole this car.

While driving home on the freeway, I noticed the front suspension was shot. One good bump in the road sent me on a bouncing frenzie. At one point, it bottomed out.

I'd planned on doing a mild lowering job on it, and because the existing suspension is shot, and I've lowered everything except a BMW, can someone out there recommend the best parts and methods for me to achieve the best looks and performance?

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There is a site here that rates most of the common combination setups

hxxp://www.bmw4life.com/shocksSpringsGuide.htm

I'm in the process of doing the springs struts shocks on my 89 525i. I'm also changing the thrust arms and ball joints. I rebuilt the callipers while I was under there as well. Most people recommend bilstein shocks and eibach or H&R springs. There are deals on e-bay if you look. Everyone I talk to says front end parts use Lemforder.
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on my e39 I am using Koni shocks and H&R Springs... H&R also has a coilover setup too which would probably be one of the "best" but i know my setup is pretty damn good...
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