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BMW_Stu 10-05-2008 12:53 PM

im thinking about coil overs
ok guys, i know nothing about suspension and stuff. im thinking about these coilovers, a friend of mine sais they will b an easy install on stock shocks. but will i hate my bmw afterwards? is there something im missing here? anything special i gotta do? any other info would be appreciated, even lowering springs on stock shocks, i know nothing.

edit: i forgot to include the link http://www.k2motor.com/co-e4699-tom.html

Trade Marked 10-05-2008 12:55 PM


hummer 10-05-2008 01:17 PM

If you know nothing, call Turner, Bavauto etc and tell them what your goals are. They can recommend a solution.

BMW_Stu 10-05-2008 04:11 PM

ok i have figured out that its just a coilover sleeve kit... thoughts?

Chris-TK 10-05-2008 08:27 PM

If you go cheap you'll get cheap. Get something respectable. KW, Bilstein, H&R, F2, GC or even Tein SS.

NorCal Einstein 10-06-2008 04:46 AM

If you actually get those things to work, you're going to end up replacing your shocks and struts quicker then you normally would. That, and the ride quality is going to be garbage. You want adjustable height and possibly dampening and rebound..get a full coilover setup.

xPhantom 10-06-2008 09:17 PM

yeah, go for a full coilover setup.
the cheaper ones for non-M would be Bilstein or Tein or ST.

ModBargains 10-07-2008 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by xPhantom (Post 8644449)
yeah, go for a full coilover setup.
the cheaper ones for non-M would be Bilstein or Tein or ST.

I agree. If you are going to do it once, do it right. Those coilover sleeves are going to destroy your shocks very quickly. Then you will end up spending more money on labor for changing out your shocks. I recommend going with KW or ST coilovers. Let me know if you need any help or if you have any questions.

KW coilovers

ST coilovers

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