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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 Tue, Mar-24-2015, 07:31:20 AM   #1
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Default Anyone have experience with this?

In the near future I am looking to jump into some new suspension components. I saw this on TMS and it looked like a smart deal. Everything I would need for a suspension package no? Anyone have any reviews?

Package Includes:
(1) Set of 4 Bilstein Sport Shocks
(1) Set of 4 H&R Sport or Race Springs
(2) Front Upper Strut Bearings
(2) Front Upper Strut Reinforcement plates
(2) Front strut tower paper washer gaskets
(2) Front Upper Spring Perches
(2) Front Dust Protect Boots w/ integral cupped washers
(2) Front Lower Spring Pads
(2) Front Upper Spring Pads
(2) Front Upper Support Washers
(6) Flange Nuts (for front strut mounts)
(2) "Repair Shop" Rear Shocks Mounts
(1) Rear Shock Tower Mount Reinforcement kit
(2) Rear Shock Mount Gaskets
(2) Rear Upper Cupped Washer Plates
(2) Rear Lower Cupped Washer Plates
(2) Rear Spacer Rings
(2) Rear Top Nut Washers

I also only have 4,000 miles on new tie rods, FCABs, and Powerflex RTABs

I plan to keep this car as an occasional track car (mainly DD) and then pretty much turn it into a full time track machine when I leave college
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Old Tue, Mar-24-2015, 12:38:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone have experience with this?

Lots and lots of parts you probably don't need. Unless the car has no suspension...
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Default Re: Anyone have experience with this?

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Lots and lots of parts you probably don't need. Unless the car has no suspension...
Yep.

With in-depth projects like a suspension overhaul, it really is best to do a thorough inspection, pull what you need in order to inspect it, make a list, and only order the parts you feel you need.

Not that there's anything inherently wrong with outright replacing things like the spacers, washers, or other hardware in that kit - just that you probably don't need to and will be wasting money.
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Thanks guys. Will definitely inspect to see what actually needs to be changed out.
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Default Re: Anyone have experience with this?

I would avoid pairing the Bilstein sport dampers with the H&R race springs. I don't think the valving of the Bilstein dampers can handle such a low spring.
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Default Re: Anyone have experience with this?

i went down that road and placed an order for all those parts then cancelled the order and went TCKline SA coilovers and couldn't be happier. it was only about $300 for for this setup and it rides soooo smooth and handles on rails. trust me, spent the money and get some GOOD coils. plus, the coilovers come with EVERYTHING you need to replace the stock strut assembly from the knuckle to the strut tower.
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