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thurston512 02-10-2011 01:27 PM

Front Suspension Kit Yes or No??
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...item5d2c8bd07a

Let me know what you think. I am putting new Struts, Springs, Shocks and Brakes all around next month. If this is a good deal I might as well do it while I have everything apart.

Kubica 02-10-2011 05:16 PM

I wouldn't go with FCP Groton stuff- it's made in China.

Go with Powerflex FCABS, Lemfoerder arms, and try and get away without buying inner ball joints if possible.

That would put you around $500 for much better parts.

Mark M 02-10-2011 09:17 PM

Agreed with Kubica. While I've never used the FCP groton Chinese parts, I have not heard anything good. I just replaced my arms and chose to use original Lemforder arms. BimmerWorld had the best price right now on these at $195 an arm if my memory is correct. Add another $65 for the OE bushing set and try to reuse the inner ball joints and you should be good to go.

Also look at doing the rear trailing arm bushings soon. Then you will have a razor sharp crisp handling XI.

Trust me, the XI with a fresh suspension setup handles phenomenally!!!! I have H&R coilovers on mine and with fresh bushings and control arms and 18" rims with summer sport tires, she is on RAILS. Flat as a board through the corners and lots of grip.

I am reluctant to admit it....but I feel more confortable in my XI pushing hard into corners than I do in my E46 M3.

Kubica 02-10-2011 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark M (Post 12796201)
Also look at doing the rear trailing arm bushings soon. Then you will have a razor sharp crisp handling XI.

Agreed with Mark. Go for the Powerflex though! Fresh RTABS make a huge difference.


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