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bmmernut 10-12-2012 09:14 AM

E30 ST full race suspension feeler
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I have an E30 with a full on Suspension techniques suspension, race grade lowering springs, race grade shocks, stock 325i brake setup, that I am looking at swapping out to a sport 5 bolt setup. I might be interested in selling off the existing setup as a complete suspension. very low; lowered about 2 1/2" in the front and 1 3/4" in the rear, with no clearance issues. It has very low miles and works very well, just a bit too stiff for me on the bad roads around Kitchener-Waterloo. If you are interested in the complete suspension, or some of the parts please let me know. We can talk about prices. I would also possibly do a package with the BBS RS 025 16" x 9.5" wheels and Kumho Ecsta 205/45-16 tires on 120x5 bolt adapters to 100x4 bolt adapters. Wheels are in perfect condition, with gray centers, perfectly polished rim lips, every second bolt is a spikey stud, no road rash at all. let me know if you are interested.

e30 myles 11-18-2012 10:05 AM

how much you selling for?

ViSoR 11-19-2012 09:23 PM

Off topic but your car looks great!! What are those sideskirts again?

defaultName 11-20-2012 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by ViSoR (Post 1589846)
What are those sideskirts again?

I think those are the OEM "is" or sport side skirts.

Bullet Ride 11-20-2012 09:23 AM

Please explain to me what's "race grade" about the shocks and springs? Are the shock absorbers adjustable?

bmmernut 11-25-2012 02:58 PM

The shocks are Suspension Techniques (STsuspension). Fronts are ST marked AL-KO 8716GKN4204 and are 24" overall with 5" of travel. Rears are ST PN 6122008 and also marked AL-KO Sport 61220008 and 1092GKN4605 and are 24" overall with 7" of travel. These shocks are much stiffer than Bilstein Sports. The Springs are red H&R Race Springs, and also very stiff. The H&R Race front springs are normally 315 lbs per inch (someone corrected me here - thanks), but being cut they are somewhat higher rate...maybe 350? The fronts are cut so they drop the front of the car about 2". I also have drop hats for even more drop. The rears drop the rear of the car about 1.5". All in excellent working condition. I will get some pictures up soon. I would be willing to trade the race springs for a set of H&R Sport springs.

craz azn 11-25-2012 04:33 PM

The published H&R Race front spring rate is in the neighbourhood of 315~330 lb/in. I'd guestimate that you only had a coil, or less cut off judging by the ride height, so that would put the spring rate in the area between 400-450 lb/in.

On another note... would you be willing to trade the race springs for Eibachs?

bmmernut 11-26-2012 04:23 PM

Thanks for the info and the offer. Now that I have finally found a chart of spring rates I see that H&R (front) sports are around 200 lbs per inch while Eibachs look like they would be either 102 or 160, both of which are probably too soft for my liking, so I think that I will pass on the Eibachs.

bmmernut 12-05-2012 10:25 AM

ST Sport Lowering Shocks
I am willing to sell the Suspension Techniques Lowering front strut inserts and rear shocks on their own, in case anybody is interested in just the shocks. They are in excellent condition, and working fine.

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