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Old 02-07-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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E38 SUSPENSION UPGRDE NEEDED (sls & edc)

I'm going through the stage where I'm wondering if I should keep it factory or not and would like some thoughts as I am feeling stuck.

1. Keeping it factory is expensive as it would cost $3100 plus just in parts from the dealer and I have not seen any after market parts.

2. Go to aftermarket springs and shocks ... but what to use ... I would like it to be stiffer and tighter but not feel all the bruises on the road. (What to do with the EDC/SLS System .. gut it out?)

Please share your experience...
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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Hi there, well here is a complete parts list of the suspension components that I had refreshed just this past January.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1345753

Along with these, I added H&R stage II springs for the 750 and bilstein shocks on all four corners. Best thing is to delete the EDC/SLS system as they tend leak/break eventually and cost some serious coin to fix, so you are better off deleting the system and going with conventional springs and shocks.

A great resource for our cars is www.E38.org with tons of tips and tricks for known problems.

If you are not mechanically inclined, then I would hightly recommend Charlie @ Bimmersport Automotive as he quite familiar with my car and has done all the work for me.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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Great info 740 ill. I thinkt im going to do what you did in the summmer. Im still pondering over if i want to touch the rear ones. :S I dont want to lower the rear. Just the front. Give it that insane staggered appearance
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:09 PM   #4
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I'm going to move forward with the aftermarket upgrades. I need some leads to put the parts manifest together. I appreicate the clarity in your answers Mr. 740 iLL
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:06 AM   #5
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Does anyone know a good place to order Bilstein HD shocks and Eibach Pro kit springs in a kit?
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:27 AM   #6
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@Dammerung, I would highly recommend doing the rear at the same time. Otherwise you will have different spring settings front and rear and that will do no good for your soon to be new suspension.

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No problem Faiz, I was once like you guys, new to the E38 world, met a bunch of knowledgeable peeps on bf.c, and now I am "paying it forward"
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:11 PM   #7
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I've ordered my Shocks, Struts and Springs and waiting for it to arrive. I'd like to know how the SLS/EDC is deleted from the car. Does anyone know the details of how its done?
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I've ordered my Shocks, Struts and Springs and waiting for it to arrive. I'd like to know how the SLS/EDC is deleted from the car. Does anyone know the details of how its done?
what did you order? Bilsteins? I think 740ill has a hook up with bimmersport for the delete. PM or Quote him and ask
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #9
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I bought the Bilstein Sports and the Eiback Springs all around.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:49 AM   #10
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I bought the Bilstein Sports and the Eiback Springs all around.

If you dont mind could you tell me where you ordered the bilsteins from and how much they cost for front set and back set?

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I've ordered my Shocks, Struts and Springs and waiting for it to arrive. I'd like to know how the SLS/EDC is deleted from the car. Does anyone know the details of how its done?
Here is a link from bf.c that shows a DIY:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1217679

if that is too much for you to do yourself, just take it to Bimmersport and they will look after you.
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