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#1 (permalink) Old 10-19-2004, 02:09 PM
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1999 540I, 130,000 mls. but runs very strong still. Suspension getting "washy" driving into turns <front end dips>.Definatley due for replacements/upgrade. Don't want it too stiff so I feel everything-any suggestions..?Open for any help if you've already done some mods ...also wheel bearings...no problems yet...replace those too?? What am I lookn' at for all this <ballpark>
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Originally posted by yuknfankees@Oct 19 2004, 01:09 PM
1999 540I, 130,000 mls. but runs very strong still. Suspension getting "washy" driving into turns <front end dips>.Definatley due for replacements/upgrade. Don't want it too stiff so I feel everything-any suggestions..?Open for any help if you've already done some mods ...also wheel bearings...no problems yet...replace those too?? What am I lookn' at for all this <ballpark>
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I changed everything @ 115K. I previously had sport suspension with Style 19 wheels (17 in.). I bought OE M5 wheels (18 in.) and did front wheel bearings ($300), H&R sport springs ($200), Bilsteins sports ($500) and M5 rear sway bar with bushings ($100). Go to Shox.com for other suspension setups. When pricing the replacement of my suspension parts there wasn't much difference between stock verses lowering. I did lose a little of the cushy ride, but for myself the car has a better stance and performs well when driving hard in corners.

1997 540i6 sport

OE M5 wheels
OE front lip spoiler
OE decklid spoiler
M tech rear bumper
H&amp;R sport springs
Bilsteins Sport shocks and struts
Hella Halogen angel eyes
M5 kidney grilles
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Originally posted by jmig+Oct 20 2004, 10:21 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jmig @ Oct 20 2004, 10:21 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-yuknfankees@Oct 19 2004, 01:09 PM
1999 540I, 130,000 mls. but runs very strong still. Suspension getting "washy" driving into turns <front end dips>.Definatley due for replacements/upgrade. Don't want it too stiff so I feel everything-any suggestions..?Open for any help if you've already done some mods ...also wheel bearings...no problems yet...replace those too??* What am I lookn' at for all this <ballpark>
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I changed everything @ 115K. I previously had sport suspension with Style 19 wheels (17 in.). I bought OE M5 wheels (18 in.) and did front wheel bearings ($300), H&R sport springs ($200), Bilsteins sports ($500) and M5 rear sway bar with bushings ($100). Go to Shox.com for other suspension setups. When pricing the replacement of my suspension parts there wasn't much difference between stock verses lowering. I did lose a little of the cushy ride, but for myself the car has a better stance and performs well when driving hard in corners.
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If you haven't got the sport package now would be a good time to upgrade. It's the m-tec set up which drops the suspension by 15mm and stiffens things up a little. Not a major drop but good enough for BMW to call a sport setup.
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