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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Dec-02-2018, 08:23:18 PM   #11
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Default Re: Question on used Bilstein PSS10's

Ok I appreciate the feedback. So Koni Yellows with stock springs is a good route...
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Ok I appreciate the feedback. So Koni Yellows with stock springs is a good route...
Nothing wrong with wanting lowering springs for looks. Look into Dinan springs, should ride real nice and look great.
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Nothing wrong with wanting lowering springs for looks. Look into Dinan springs, should ride real nice and look great.
Cool thx I sure will. I do agree that a better shock would be best if doing springs. My initial post was inquiring about Coilovers so would be nice to find a decent setup that doesnít compromise too much ride quality and not totally break the bank. Figured by the time I do a good shock and spring, maybe Iíll be close in price to an acceptable set of Coilovers. Maybe the KW V2s etc ?? Iím definitely taking all of your advice, much appreciated!
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Nothing wrong with wanting lowering springs for looks. Look into Dinan springs, should ride real nice and look great.
Dinan springs raise the car. They are comfy though.

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Cool thx I sure will. I do agree that a better shock would be best if doing springs. My initial post was inquiring about Coilovers so would be nice to find a decent setup that doesnít compromise too much ride quality and not totally break the bank. Figured by the time I do a good shock and spring, maybe Iíll be close in price to an acceptable set of Coilovers. Maybe the KW V2s etc ?? Iím definitely taking all of your advice, much appreciated!
KW V2s aren't worth the money.
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Dinan springs raise the car. They are comfy though.



KW V2s aren't worth the money.
Raise the car from stock? I thought dinan lowers the car 1Ē all around.
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Dinan springs raise the car. They are comfy though.



KW V2s aren't worth the money.

Can you make a recommendation for a good setup to lower car and keep similar ride quality for $1500 max budget?
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Default Re: Question on used Bilstein PSS10's

Back to original topic, I thought Bilsteins lasted a good 100k miles and were cheap to rebuild. At $500, even requiring a rebuild, might still be good value.

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Back to original topic, I thought Bilsteins lasted a good 100k miles and were cheap to rebuild. At $500, even requiring a rebuild, might still be good value.

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Hey thanks for keeping it real. I can see what a rebuild costs and possibly try to negotiate the price. From what I read, theyíre a pretty solid, middle of the road setup in general.
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Can you make a recommendation for a good setup to lower car and keep similar ride quality for $1500 max budget?
If you are fine with the rather washboard ride the car comes with, Koni Yellows with your spring of choice will work fine.

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Bilsteins require modification to work on this platform.
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Bilsteins require modification to work on this platform.
What are the modifications? My car had 5K miles on them when I bought it. They have worked fine for me but I have nothing to compare them to.
Rebuild is $225 per shock:
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