Spring & Damper Recommendations

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Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by CHAOS » 04 Oct 2015, 20:53

Looking to bring the E46 320ci down a tad to improve the handling so looking for recommendations on a spring & damper kit. We have used Bilstein for a number of years on our Vauxhalls even the coilovers on the Corsa track car with impressive results. Was looking at the Bilstein B8 spring & damper kit for the VXR just before getting rid and joining the BMW world. Looking forward to your recommendations

Also, will the M3 front anti roll bar fit the 320ci? and are there any other handling bits we can get for the car?

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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by M60NJP » 04 Oct 2015, 20:59

Eibach for the springs IMO.

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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by RayB » 04 Oct 2015, 21:13

Quite a few people run Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks.

I've got HSD Monopro coilovers on my e36 which are good.

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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by RayB » 04 Oct 2015, 21:14

The roll bars are different thicknesses

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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by chrislux » 05 Oct 2015, 11:59

I've temporarily got KW V2's on mine, and I'm very impressed with them :thumbup:
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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by Discostew38 » 05 Oct 2015, 19:24

If your after a nice set up for handling opposed to looks
BMWs work well with KW or bilstein

I've got both on my cars and I profer the KW
Life's to short to be driving boring cars
It's all about the old school

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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by M60NJP » 05 Oct 2015, 20:29

Discostew38 wrote:If your after a nice set up for handling opposed to looks
BMWs work well with KW or bilstein

I've got both on my cars and I profer the KW
Both? That's pretty impressive!.........

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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by Discostew38 » 06 Oct 2015, 12:58

M60NJP wrote:
Discostew38 wrote:If your after a nice set up for handling opposed to looks
BMWs work well with KW or bilstein

I've got both on my cars and I profer the KW
Both? That's pretty impressive!.........
I like to over engineer it :-B

I mean I have KW on my E34 and bilstein on the E36
Life's to short to be driving boring cars
It's all about the old school

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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by CHAOS » 06 Oct 2015, 17:05

RayB wrote:The roll bars are different thicknesses
I know there different thickness...thats the point...but will it fit with polybushes ? I seen on instagram that someone had put an M3 RARB to his 330i

Any other aids like adj.drop links etc?

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Re: Spring & Damper Recommendations

Post by sprintman » 28 Mar 2016, 09:52

Eibach Pro Kit/Koni FSD cant be beat for a daily driver. Jus make sure the LCA's and FCAB's/RTAB's are newish.

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