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jcp_56 05-03-2011 11:26 AM

ZHP Suspension Upgrade Kit
 
I just purchased the ZHP Suspension upgrade kit from ECS tuning (Got it for a steal @ $499). It will be here by the end of the week. I've been looking on the forum and can't seem to find any DIYs for someone going from a stock regular suspension to a ZHP upgrade. Does anyone know of a write-up somewhere that I can reference while doing my upgrade this weekend???

Thanks in advance!

ECSTuning 05-03-2011 03:51 PM

The install process will be the same as removal!

For anyone else looking we have them available below!

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=841341

Click HERE for more information.
http://c1552172.cdn.cloudfiles.racks...63411_x600.jpg

Please let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to shoot me a PM or email.

Best,
Joe

jcp_56 05-03-2011 06:47 PM

I figured as much. I suppose I should now clarify. Does anyone have a DIY for the removal?

mystert 05-03-2011 07:06 PM

What size is the rear sway bar in this kit??

ECSTuning 05-04-2011 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mystert (Post 13120562)
What size is the rear sway bar in this kit??

They are 24mm!

Best,
Joe

Jkim 05-04-2011 03:34 PM

are ALL these better then the sports pkg?

ECSTuning 05-04-2011 04:17 PM

Yes, they are slightly bigger then the standard sport package cars.

silber92 05-05-2011 11:10 AM

Joe, if my '03 (12/02) 330CiC already has the sport package, are new springs really necessary with the ZHP kit, or can I run the ones I've got?

Thanks!

Michael

TxZHP04 05-05-2011 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mystert (Post 13120562)
What size is the rear sway bar in this kit??

The kit doesn't include a rear sway bar.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ECSTuningJoe (Post 13123217)
They are 24mm!

Best,
Joe

To be more precise, the front sway bar is actually 23.5 mm per BMW.

ECSTuning 05-05-2011 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silber92 (Post 13129108)
Joe, if my '03 (12/02) 330CiC already has the sport package, are new springs really necessary with the ZHP kit, or can I run the ones I've got?

Thanks!

Michael

They are not needed, however they are designed to be match with the BMW Performance shocks within this kit. Its never a bad idea to change everything out all at one time while your in there. At these prices its hard not to just do the kit. The ZHP arms alone are $569.32...

Quote:

Originally Posted by TxZHP04 (Post 13129145)
The kit doesn't include a rear sway bar.

To be more precise, the front sway bar is actually 23.5 mm per BMW.

According to our BMW ETK it is 24mm. I know realoem is showing 23.5mm however our ETK is the same as the dealer. Realoem is not 100% accurate all of the time, however it is still a great resource.

TxZHP04 05-05-2011 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ECSTuningJoe (Post 13129991)
According to our BMW ETK it is 24mm. I know realoem is showing 23.5mm however our ETK is the same as the dealer. Realoem is not 100% accurate all of the time, however it is still a great resource.

In this case, realoem happens to match the actual diameter of my ZHP's stock front sway bar as well as the dimension molded into the stock bushing itself. Perhaps the ETK isn't 100% accurate either. Presumably it's a rounding issue.

ECSTuning 05-05-2011 03:45 PM

We measured a ZHP bar here in house and it came out to be 23.88mm which we and presumably BMW rounded up to 24mm.

So with rounding it can be taken either direction.

Thanks for all of the orders everyone!
Joe

TxZHP04 05-05-2011 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ECSTuningJoe (Post 13130279)
We measured a ZHP bar here in house and it came out to be 23.88mm which we and presumably BMW rounded up to 24mm.

So with rounding it can be taken either direction.

Thanks for all of the orders everyone!
Joe

And what does the dimension molded into the sway bar bushing say?

WOLFN8TR 07-24-2011 01:46 PM

Add a BMW Sport Suspension to your E46
If you are looking to upgrade your stock suspension to increase handling and performance, this new ZHP Suspension Kit from Genuine BMW is perfect for the job, allowing you to toss that old suspension setup out onto the curb.
This kit is a replacement for the Performance Package on the BMW 330i and for those that don't own this vehicle, this kit is a great upgrade, as they feature solid ball joints and are more durable than the stock setup. These will provide improved handling, steering response and a slightly stiffer ride.
This kit works on all of the non-all-wheel-drive E46 3-Series models, including the 325i, 325Ci, 328i, 328Ci, 323i, 323Ci, 330i, 330Ci as well as 330i/Ci ZHP.
This kit includes your control arms, shocks & struts, bump stops, 24mm front sway bar & bushings, and all related hardware for an easy install.
When purchasing this new ZHP Suspension Kit for you BMW, ECS Tuning recommend getting a set of H&R Sport Springs to match.
Read more >>
Note:
This product is no longer available.

blkonblk 07-27-2011 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WOLFN8TR (Post 13408582)
Add a BMW Sport Suspension to your E46
If you are looking to upgrade your stock suspension to increase handling and performance, this new ZHP Suspension Kit from Genuine BMW is perfect for the job, allowing you to toss that old suspension setup out onto the curb.
This kit is a replacement for the Performance Package on the BMW 330i and for those that don't own this vehicle, this kit is a great upgrade, as they feature solid ball joints and are more durable than the stock setup. These will provide improved handling, steering response and a slightly stiffer ride.
This kit works on all of the non-all-wheel-drive E46 3-Series models, including the 325i, 325Ci, 328i, 328Ci, 323i, 323Ci, 330i, 330Ci as well as 330i/Ci ZHP.
This kit includes your control arms, shocks & struts, bump stops, 24mm front sway bar & bushings, and all related hardware for an easy install.
When purchasing this new ZHP Suspension Kit for you BMW, ECS Tuning recommend getting a set of H&R Sport Springs to match.
Read more >>
Note:
This product is no longer available.

still available at thebmwpartstore for $480. ask for mike, tell him marc told you :pimpin:


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hurls 08-04-2011 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TxZHP04 (Post 13130516)
And what does the dimension molded into the sway bar bushing say?

Happen to have the sway bar and bushings from one of these kits sitting in my garage (sports package touring already had an as-big or bigger sway bar, so did not install that part of the kit). The bushings have 23.5 molded into them.

TxZHP04 08-04-2011 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurls (Post 13447263)
Happen to have the sway bar and bushings from one of these kits sitting in my garage (sports package touring already had an as-big or bigger sway bar, so did not install that part of the kit). The bushings have 23.5 molded into them.

The question was rhetorical and directed at ECS as I knew the answer all along... but thanks for the independent confirmation.

XKxRome0ox 11-16-2011 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blkonblk (Post 13419014)
still available at thebmwpartstore for $480. ask for mike, tell him marc told you :pimpin:


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is it still available?
how do i search for it on the website?
nvm found the part number


recommended springs to use with the suspension upgrade kit?

ECSTuning 11-17-2011 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox (Post 13806118)
is it still available?
how do i search for it on the website?
nvm found the part number


recommended springs to use with the suspension upgrade kit?

We recommend pairing the kit with H&R Sport Springs.

http://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/12488_x300.jpghttp://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/12497_x300.jpg


ECS Tuning

XKxRome0ox 11-17-2011 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ECSTuning (Post 13807502)

cool

but why you no sell suspension kit no more???


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