E36 Crew: Suspension Options

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  1. Achmiel

    Achmiel Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshi

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    My friend needs to replace his current suspension (stiff-ass eBay coil-over setup) with something better. What's the best setup (springs/struts) for street driving that's under $1000? I had the impression that Konis and H&R's is a good setup, but with all the options out there I dunno. Gotta have a nice drop, but not slammed. He's got 18" M-style wheels on it, so it's gotta look hot - not alot of wheel gap. Thanks :big grin:
     
  2. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    Cheapest is Monroes with OE springs from H&R. (280 for shocks) 220 for springs

    Ideal for springs and shocks Bilestien and H&R sports.

    I have Bilestien and Euro springs on my E36 M3 love the set up.
     
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    I have Bilstein sports shocks/struts and Eibach Prokit springs on my E30 and the ride is firm but not bone-jarring. I'm pretty happy with those although I wish the rear was a little stiffer for better balance. I had Koni red adjustables on my Mustang and those things were harsh although I was using stock springs.
     
  4. Corcoran

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    Do not buy H&R Sport springs. They look good on paper, but never sit right and the car handles better stock. The best suspension manufacturer (within reason) for the e36 m3 is www.tckline.com I suggest he save the money until he can afford something from them.
     
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    Ive got H&R Race and Bilstein shocks, and I love it... It handles much better than stock, but I also have turner motorsport sways and an x brace and some bridgestone SO3s on lighter alloys on the car so it is also expected...
     
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    - Ground Control AD shocks
    - GC Camber Plates
    - X-brace
    - Front and Rear Strut Braces
    - Camber Correction Arms


    that's what i have and what I'd do if I were you.
     

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