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Old 03-28-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question E30 Coil overs

Does anybody know if an E36 adjustable spring kit would work on an E30.....an 87 325es to be exact....I see kits cheap on Ebay for the E36....just wondering if anyone has tried it...
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:16 PM   #2
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I had OBX E36 coilovers on my E30...they are good, but make sure u get good shocks. i had tociko...tociko + OBX = SHIT. lol..the coilovers themselves arent that bad.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:58 AM   #3
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Cool....thats the answer I was lookin for....Ive got bilsteins....and some sorta lowered springs,not sure of the brand....but the car needs to be lower....
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Old 03-29-2004, 07:20 AM   #4
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even the rear springs work with the e30? Can you link the ones your talkin about?
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:31 PM   #5
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^^ never mind, i found em. I wanna get me a set for sure if they'll werk.
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Old 03-29-2004, 10:22 PM   #6
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i think that you need some sort of cage or to reinforce the rear shock mounts (uppers) to be able to use the stock location. you should do this anyway with stiffer suspension. you will also have to cut and weld the trailing arm to accept them. someone on here has put up pictures of this. i found a set of h&r coilovers and was going to do this setup so if someone knows the link to the pics or i can get them from the local bimmer tech shop.
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Old 03-29-2004, 11:09 PM   #7
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if its too much trouble, might be better to stick with normal lowerin springs...
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:02 AM   #8
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i think that you need some sort of cage or to reinforce the rear shock mounts (uppers) to be able to use the stock location. you should do this anyway with stiffer suspension. you will also have to cut and weld the trailing arm to accept them. someone on here has put up pictures of this. i found a set of h&r coilovers and was going to do this setup so if someone knows the link to the pics or i can get them from the local bimmer tech shop.
That's only if the coilovers relocated the springs from their inboard position to the wheel well. Very few of the setups do this, as you would need a full rollcage to pull it off.
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:09 AM   #9
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so the coilover springs will fit without any extra work?
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:31 AM   #10
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Coil-overs do fit the rear shocks of e-30's, there close but didn't rub, till I put the 18 x 8 s on, 10 mm spacer with slightly longer M.B lug bolts fixed that . Front springs are 450 ft pounds , Rears are 400 lb .
Rear's need to be bumped up to about 500 ( sub box and all that) Any way just make sure you beef up the upper mount ...
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:36 AM   #11
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Where'd you get those at John?
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:39 AM   #12
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what exactly do you cut/weld when you install the coilovers??
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:42 AM   #13
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john,

what coilovers are you running ?
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:59 AM   #14
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what exactly do you cut/weld when you install the coilovers??
Just the spring perch. You cut off the stock one and weld the new one.

John, that type of setup isn't safe at all without a cage, you should be blowing through the towers.
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John, that type of setup isn't safe at all without a cage, you should be blowing through the towers.
How come it isn't safe? doesn't the Fk coilover use the same rear setup. Their kits say everything needed is included, im pretty sure they would have mentioned it if major modifications were needed.

Jus wanna know, cus im considering coil-overs at the moment.
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