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Jase
03-27-2004, 03:14 AM
I am looking to buy some blistiens for my e30. I am concered that i will buy them and only get a season out of them . I cant afford the car to bounce. It is just too damn low. I have been also looking at larger sway bars and strut braces(sparco) to keep the roll down but this dosent help the actual up and down. Any suggestions?
Jase:confused:

M50E30
03-27-2004, 05:18 AM
I have Apex 60mm springs and my front Tokico's and rear Bilstien's have held up pretty good. I think if you get the Bilstien Sport's with that drop you might want to get them revalved to your specs.

What spring is going to give you that kind of drop? :confused:

Jase
03-27-2004, 05:28 AM
i have fk springs. who can revalve the shcoks for me?

M50E30
03-27-2004, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by Jase
i have fk springs. who can revalve the shcoks for me?

I think you have to send them to Bilstien. PM empowerd on that one.

Dave

felixthecat
03-27-2004, 08:52 AM
:D

M50E30
03-27-2004, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by felixthecat
:D

I will bet you $1 that if he gets them revalved it will. Next time please post more than a smiley face and a stupid pic...or at least good explanation.

BMWE30
03-27-2004, 03:32 PM
yikes! Now that my friend is a DROP! Mad props to you!

Mystikal
03-27-2004, 03:47 PM
Since you didn't buy them already, why purchase them and have to send them back to Bilstein.

Get Koni SA's and adjust them as you like. Problem solved. :)

Jase
03-27-2004, 04:22 PM
where do i get them?

Mystikal
03-27-2004, 04:29 PM
www.tirerack.com
www.shox.com

Jase
03-27-2004, 05:17 PM
next question.
I have the 318 struts upfront which i think are 6 mm smaller(45mm instead of 51MM) the borbets i have will require a spacer if i change to the 325is strut. Also I will have to change the wheel bearings on them. So would it harm anything to keep the smaller strut and buy 318i shocks for the front?
spacer49USD
bearings 100 each
plus the shocks, instead of just the shocks.

felixthecat
03-27-2004, 06:31 PM
dont forget how much weight is gonna be up front jase......

AndreNY
03-27-2004, 08:08 PM
Bilstein will def hold up TRUST me, dont listen to felixthecat he has no idea what his talking about. ppl in Germany have a 90mm drop with Bilstein sports and have no problems whatsoever. But like Dave said if you can get them revalved it would be better *th-up*

M50E30
03-28-2004, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by AndreNY
Bilstein will def hold up TRUST me, dont listen to felixthecat he has no idea what his talking about. ppl in Germany have a 90mm drop with Bilstein sports and have no problems whatsoever. But like Dave said if you can get them revalved it would be better *th-up*

THANK YOU! At least there are some people on this board that know thier sh!t. :)

Jase
03-28-2004, 06:13 AM
thanks guys

Hey dave did you have any trouble scraping with your drop and a mtech?

M50E30
03-28-2004, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Jase
thanks guys

Hey dave did you have any trouble scraping with your drop and a mtech?

Jase,

I didn't have any scraping issues but I think you might since you are going lower.

Mystikal
03-28-2004, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by AndreNY
Bilstein will def hold up TRUST me, dont listen to felixthecat he has no idea what his talking about. ppl in Germany have a 90mm drop with Bilstein sports and have no problems whatsoever. But like Dave said if you can get them revalved it would be better *th-up*

I can't understand this logic. To have them run properly at that height, you'd have to get them revalved anyways. Why not just buy Koni's, which are adjustable right on the unit itself, and set it up as you like?

I dunno, just seems more sensible to me.

Jase
03-28-2004, 07:00 PM
well I am not sure but the blistiens are 550 the konis are 1200. I am sure i can buy and revalve them for less than that.

Mystikal
03-28-2004, 07:09 PM
Shox.com has the Bilsteins for $379US, the Konis are $506US with free shipping. Not much of a difference at all.

Jase
03-28-2004, 07:20 PM
not exactly the prices i got in canada.It would be alot more after shipping , taxes and duty.

MorningCruiser
03-28-2004, 07:25 PM
Uh, order from inside Canada?

Mystikal
03-28-2004, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by Jase
not exactly the prices i got in canada.It would be alot more after shipping , taxes and duty.

The pricing is relative. My point is that they are very closely priced in the first place.

Meh, no one seems to agree with me on the Konis. I'll stay quiet now. *angel*

Jase
03-28-2004, 07:34 PM
i agree just from the prices i got so far they are not close in price at all.

M50E30
03-28-2004, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by Mystikal
Meh, no one seems to agree with me on the Konis. I'll stay quiet now. *angel*

Probably because Bilstien's are a better quality shock absorber. :P