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Old 04-03-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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suspension suggestion

guys -this car is not tracking, racing, or anything that would out undue struss on the corners. so, with this in mind, what is the best suspension setup for my e36?

i'm at the stage of my life that i need to spend money on my newborn as opposed to my other *baby.*

thanks!
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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so you want to upgrade but nothing to harsh.. are you happy with the performance of the cars suspension right now? do you have stock wheels? are you looking to close the gap between the wheel-well and the tire? i really like my H&R sport springs, they give me a lowered look, without bottoming out around the city. as for shocks and struts, im not too sure what you could use, maybe bilstein's not sports though , they are a bit harsh , not unbearable.
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
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it's all stock right now on the e36, and no difference with the wheel well gap on the front.

someone mentioned the regular monroe stuff from CT and rico328i recommended dealer OEMs...
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:24 PM   #4
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pricing

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it's all stock right now on the e36, and no difference with the wheel well gap on the front.

someone mentioned the regular monroe stuff from CT and rico328i recommended dealer OEMs...
Only reason I mentioned going to the Dealer for OE suspension is because it's actually not a bad price! Seriously. They have pkg pricing on struts/shocks. I was shocked too! Plus....atm2000 isn't looking for a ride upgrade (or should I say downgrade!!). He doesn't want to go stiffer - basically stock.

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Old 04-03-2006, 04:36 PM   #5
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Only reason I mentioned going to the Dealer for OE suspension is because it's actually not a bad price! Seriously. They have pkg pricing on struts/shocks. I was shocked too! Plus....atm2000 isn't looking for a ride upgrade (or should I say downgrade!!). He doesn't want to go stiffer - basically stock.

R.

that's it. i'm calling tomorrow to see what can be done, thanks again!

note: someone told me that BMW OEMs are monroes, true?
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:40 PM   #6
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Monroe?

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that's it. i'm calling tomorrow to see what can be done, thanks again!

note: someone told me that BMW OEMs are monroes, true?
My Sport Pkg shocks/struts were Boge. Pretty sure yours are NOT Monroe.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:22 PM   #7
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i have a set of KYB performance shocks for 150 ...the struts i have won't work
cheaper to go aftermarket
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