Great post, thoroughly enjoyed it all. Let me start by saying I recently bought a 2001 325i, an E46 I come to find out. I also found out I need to change the worn out front suspension.(119K) It has the sport suspension. Automatic, so my wife can drive it but that's another story. My son, who has access to a lift, had it up on said lift today and we've decided to change it all, control arms...probably Meyle(where can you get the ZF stuff?),inner/outer tie rods, sway bar links...
The one thing I haven't read here, and it's most likely somewhere here, is ...I want to change the struts and shocks. What struts do I get that will be compatible with sport suspension springs? I just read that springs do get soft over time so should I replace those too or leave them? Thanks for any and all input.