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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, Oct-04-2007, 08:59:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation Video DIY suspension install thread (including RTABs, sways, FCABs, coilovers)

These videos were made using a GC suspension, as at the time we made these videos they were the best option for many people. We will soon be updating them with TCK, but the install procedures are very much the same regardless of what kit you get (including PSS9s, KWs (though with KWs the ride heigh adjustor on the rear goes on top of the spring and the top rubber pad goes underneath it), etc as well).

Note to e36 owners:
I realize these videos feature and e46. I have spent lots of time working on both e36 and e46 suspension and they are very, very similar. The only real difference in install procedure is that at the base of the e36 front shocks, the shock is attached to the suspension by bolts instead of by a clamp.


Download video in full quality here (save link target): Front Suspension Removal



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Front Strut Assembly



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Front Suspension Installation



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Rear Suspension Removal



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Rear Suspension Installation

Note on Rear suspension install: If you are installing KWs, the rear ride height adjustor goes on TOP of the spring, not underneath like all other kits. In addition, the rubber pad that was mounted on top of the stock spring should be used underneath the KW spring (between the control arm and the spring).



Download video in full quality here (save link target): RSM Lubing



Download video in full quality here (save link target): RTABs



Download video in full quality here (save link target): FCABs



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Front Sways




Download video (both parts) in full quality here (save link target): Rear Sways



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Tie Rods
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Very cool post.

I'll have to grab all these <.<
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OMG. This is awesome.
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good lord... good timing, too.
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hope you don't mind.. i went ahead and added this to our DIY thread.. under Ultimate Suspension Overhaul.. thanks for the great info!
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I can't believe Dan made it through all of those without cursing. Awesome stuff.
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hope you don't mind.. i went ahead and added this to our DIY thread.. under Ultimate Suspension Overhaul.. thanks for the great info!
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Amazing. This helps so much. Thank you.
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