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Old 12-27-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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what would you do?

So here's the thing guys,

I won some cash on an NFL pool i was in, and really wanna upgrade my suspension.

what do you guys suggest
1. H&R springs with Bilstein shocks
2. H&R Cup-Kit

another thing...besides that, what other parts do you guys suggest I change during the process? Control arms etc.???


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Old 12-27-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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i would go with the H&R sports..Cup kits from what i hear are trash.

Things to do while you're in there could be:
Control arms L & R
Control arm bushings
sway bar links/bushings
strut bearings
Inner/outer tie rods.

Rear sway bar links/bushings
trailing arm bushings
rear subframe bushings
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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well i have just over 3 grand to play with...

you think it's enough to cover the listed parts?
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:41 PM   #4
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ooooorr

Coil overs with everything E30 listed
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:37 AM   #5
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i've thought about coil-overs, but i think i'd rather go with a nice spring set-up instead
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:11 PM   #6
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what is the goal of the car?
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:54 PM   #7
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what is the goal of the car?
i think that this is the main question you should be revolving your upgrades around... it really does depend on what the car will be used for.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:08 PM   #8
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its for street use...i want a tight ride without too much of a drop
thats why i'm leaning towards the H&r & bilstein combo
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:01 AM   #9
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What year/Model is your e30?
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:04 AM   #10
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it's an 89' 325i coupe....right now it's bone stock but i've decided with this extra money i might as well mod it.

how would you guys go about spending 3 g's on a bone stock e30?
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:18 AM   #11
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tackle maintenance first...it will make modding more fun when stuff doesn't break because you've already fixed it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:22 AM   #12
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maintenance wise i don't believe it needs anything...do need a new exhast however as the oem one has a hole rusted through....but as for that it's pretty clean, i took care of everything before i stored it for the winter
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