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TArse 09-11-2012 02:22 AM

Getting ready for coilovers
 
I have an 03 330xi and like the title says, I'm getting ready to order some coilovers. I plan on going pretty low but not doo doo Honda slammed.

Besides reinforcement plates what else should I get before I start ordering stuff.
Would camber plates and arms be a good idea?

ac_2007 09-11-2012 07:45 AM

Allow me to quote myself:


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Originally Posted by ac_2007 (Post 14707380)
- Rear shock mounts (eBay or site sponsor)
- Strut pinch bolts (Dealer)
- Shock mounting bolts (Dealer)
- Front strut mounts (FCPEuro has Sachs very cheap)
- Front strut reinforcement plates (Dealer or site sponsor)

The front mounts are not always needed but make you job a LOT easier (no need to compress springs or take apart old front suspension)

And as far as I know, no camber plates are needed. Not sure what made you think otherwise.
(Depends on which coilovers you're considering)


ModBargains III 09-11-2012 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by TArse (Post 14721657)
I have an 03 330xi and like the title says, I'm getting ready to order some coilovers. I plan on going pretty low but not doo doo Honda slammed.

Besides reinforcement plates what else should I get before I start ordering stuff.
Would camber plates and arms be a good idea?

Depends on what you have replaced in the past. If you haven't replaced anything, you might want to consider bushings (FCAB-RTAB), to go along with some nice coilovers. If you want something that rides pretty low, then you might want to consider going with KW's as some of the other coilovers out there aren't AWD specific:

http://www.modbargains.com/images/Pr...46e46fans2.jpg
KW Coilovers BMW E46 3 Series Xi Sedan and Wagon

If you have any questions on the coilovers, or any other suspension work you might want to get done before that as well, don't hesitate to PM/Email or call me at 714.582.3330 extension 8002, and ask for Jurrian - I'd be happy to help! :hi:

TArse 09-11-2012 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ac_2007 (Post 14721848)
Allow me to quote myself:

Thanks I appreciate it, like I said I plan on going pretty low, that's what made me think I may need plates.



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Originally Posted by ModBargains III (Post 14722626)
Depends on what you have replaced in the past. If you haven't replaced anything, you might want to consider bushings (FCAB-RTAB), to go along with some nice coilovers. If you want something that rides pretty low, then you might want to consider going with KW's as some of the other coilovers out there aren't AWD specific:

http://www.modbargains.com/images/Pr...46e46fans2.jpg
KW Coilovers BMW E46 3 Series Xi Sedan and Wagon

If you have any questions on the coilovers, or any other suspension work you might want to get done before that as well, don't hesitate to PM/Email or call me at 714.582.3330 extension 8002, and ask for Jurrian - I'd be happy to help! :hi:

Kws are what I was going to get and rtab were one of the things I was thinking about. I'll Be giving you a call in the am. Thanks

ModBargains III 09-12-2012 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by TArse (Post 14724011)
Kws are what I was going to get and rtab were one of the things I was thinking about. I'll Be giving you a call in the am. Thanks

Sounds good! We've got the best price around so you'll be getting a great deal :hi: You can reach me direct at 714.582.3330 extension 8002, or ask for Jurrian when you call in.

TArse 09-28-2012 12:11 AM

Should I get new top hats as well?

ModBargains IV 09-28-2012 12:53 PM

If you want RTABS, we have the Rogue Engineering Rear Trailing Arm Bushings available for your E46:

http://www.modbargains.com/zoom_img/_1288353603.jpg

I would recommend getting the street version which are softer than the track version, but stiffer than your stock factory OEM bushings and are designed to last longer.

-Frank

TArse 09-28-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ModBargains IV (Post 14770791)
If you want RTABS, we have the Rogue Engineering Rear Trailing Arm Bushings available for your E46:

http://www.modbargains.com/zoom_img/_1288353603.jpg

I would recommend getting the street version which are softer than the track version, but stiffer than your stock factory OEM bushings and are designed to last longer.

-Frank

Do I need anything special for the install of these? I thought out getting rtab since ill be in there anyways.

illestminimike 10-01-2012 03:17 AM

Yes you'll need the MIS tool.


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