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Old Mon, Nov-07-2016, 10:50:45 PM   #1
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Default When to Replace Suspension?

My E92 M3 just hit 125k miles. I am wondering when is a good time to replace my stock EDC suspension?

Has anyone replaced with anything other than stock that still has EDC? I saw some Bilsteins (https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-1...2-m3-with-edc/) that would work.

Also do I need to worry about the FCABs and RTABs like I did with my E46 M3?

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Default Re: When to Replace Suspension?

At 100,000 mile intervals, I replace every bushing, bearing, and ball joints in my cars. It's time :P

And, yes, shocks.
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At 100,000 mile intervals, I replace every bushing, bearing, and ball joints in my cars. It's time :P

And, yes, shocks.

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Does anyone have a suspension replacement set? I remember Turner or someone used to sell a full suspension replacement for the E46 M3. Wonder if any vendors have something similar for the E92.
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Default Re: When to Replace Suspension?

If anyone is interested, I found a refresh kit on ECS that seems to be good. Has anyone used this/have any recommendations on something similar?

https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3...its/ES2986452/
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If anyone is interested, I found a refresh kit on ECS that seems to be good. Has anyone used this/have any recommendations on something similar?

https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3...its/ES2986452/
I'd stick to OE BMW or lemforder-- there's a lot of aftermarket stuff in that package.
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I'd stick to OE BMW or lemforder-- there's a lot of aftermarket stuff in that package.
I heard that TRW was pretty good.

I am trying to get the OEM part numbers for all of the parts in that set so I can try to put together the set myself from getbmwparts and figure out which is cheaper.
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I heard that TRW was pretty good.

I am trying to get the OEM part numbers for all of the parts in that set so I can try to put together the set myself from getbmwparts and figure out which is cheaper.
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I don't actually know anything about TRW. If they are the OEM for BMW on the parts in question, I'd be more open to them (not that that guarantees anything-- not always the same).
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Default Re: When to Replace Suspension?

I would replace the oem shocks at 50-60k miles.

I've had excellent results with the Bilstein B12 (Bilstein shocks + Eibach springs), so my M does not have EDC I'd get the B12, if it does I'd get the EDC Bilstein kit

I just bought a B12 kit for my 2012 X5... true story
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I would replace the oem shocks at 50-60k miles.

I've had excellent results with the Bilstein B12 (Bilstein shocks + Eibach springs), so my M does not have EDC I'd get the B12, if it does I'd get the EDC Bilstein kit

I just bought a B12 kit for my 2012 X5... true story
Yeah I am thinking about going with the Bilstein EDCs. I used to have Koni Yellows and Eibachs on my E46 M3. I liked them
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Default Re: When to Replace Suspension?

I had an OEM EDC shock fail recently at 50k miles. I decided to replace them all with Bilstein EDC and Swift Spec R springs. So far I'm happy with my decision.
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