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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 12-13-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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Wanted: Stock XI Suspension

interested in springs and shocks for the XI. not looking to spend on anything big. Bought the car for my mother but it was riding on koni's and HR's. Not comfortable for a woman in her 60's
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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I have a set. its already off the car. I have front and rear shocks/struts/springs oem. about 35k on them.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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I have a set. its already off the car. I have front and rear shocks/struts/springs oem. about 35k on them.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:16 PM   #5
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If you don't buy Blau's, I have a set also. Not sure what it would be worth though, and I was thinking of keeping it in case I ever sell my e46. That is IF I ever sell it, since come this Feb. it will have been in my family for 7 years.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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you want to sell the suspension thats on it
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:45 PM   #7
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #8
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:02 PM   #9
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:59 AM   #10
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #11
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:08 AM   #12
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bump. someone must have a set of springs, shocks and struts combo around
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:23 PM   #13
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:36 AM   #14
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I got the springs
good to know. but I'm trying to look at an entire set at the moment.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:12 AM   #15
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damn if u were in NY i'd trade with u
mine is pretty new, i replaced my suspension like 2 years ago
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:29 AM   #16
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damn if u were in NY i'd trade with u
mine is pretty new, i replaced my suspension like 2 years ago
so do you have a current set lying around?
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:24 AM   #17
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Just put stock springs on the koni's. That'll be close to stock comfort.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:55 AM   #18
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Double check how the KONIs are set. Dial them back to the comfort setting (all the way to the left). Rears can be dialed back but need to be removed.
HR's are notoriously stiff for xi's. Eibach Prokits are more comfortable - less rake, more coils, less stiff steel
My setup is Koni sports dialed 20% firmer and I use Eibach ProKits springs. No complains yet from 60 year old passengers.
Swapping to OEM you pretty well need to buy new since shock life is about 50,000 mi. So look at Pelican - but Sachs are over priced
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:29 AM   #19
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my koni's are on the softest setting already and I know how stock springs on Koni's would feel and trust me when I say it is still to stiff for my mother's taste. This is coming from a woman who was spoiled with Lexus style suspension and clearly dislikes even the e46 coupe's stock sport suspension

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:02 PM   #20
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