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Old 10-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
mrbcc
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My Ride: Silver 330i
This list helps a ton LeMansteve and euG! Here is what I ended up with:




$250 later....this is expensive! almost 1/2 the price for the struts/shocks for mounting hardware...jeez (end btch session)

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Originally Posted by LeMansteve View Post
Guys, I'm not sure about that "repair shop" rear shock upper mount:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/show...e46-z3-z4-pair

The design looks pretty far off from the original part. For about the same price you can get Sachs or Meyle HD strut mounts. For a little more you can get the Genuine BMW mounts.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...n/Shocks/Rear/

As far as other hardware, like euG! mentioned you will need to replace all the following:
2 front strut pinch bolts
6 front strut self-locking tower mouting nuts
2 front strut self-locking shaft nuts (if not already included with the Konis)
2 rear shock self-locking shaft nuts (if not already included with the Konis)
2 rear shock lower mounting bolts
4 rear shock self-locking upper mount nuts
2 rear shock upper mount gaskets

May or may not need, depending on condition:
foam bump stops
rubber boots for front struts
rubber spring pads for front struts
plastic boots for rear shocks

I usually consider reinforcement plates optional for daily driving, but since you are installing a stiffer aftermarket suspension it might be a good idea. Get the rear reinforcement plates, too.
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