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Old 10-28-2009, 12:22 AM   #1
jkwon
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BMW Performance Suspension research

I've gotten a few emails regarding upgrading to the BMW Performance Suspension. I did a lot of research to find out what parts I needed, what goes where and the little details that I needed to do a complete suspension refresh. Keep in mind that I'm coming from a non-sport setup so I did everything down to the bolts and washers. To avoid writing the same thing over and over again through emails and PM's, I thought I would post my research here.

Peformance Suspension Part number: 33 50 0 429 577
Complete parts list of the package:

http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/33500429577/

Front axle diagram and parts list:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E4...taching_parts/

Rear axle diagram and parts list:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E4...ounting_parts/

Cross reference all 3 sites then you'll be able to figure out what else you're going to need to buy. Since there are so many little items, I put everything into a spreadsheet. It was the only way I could organize.

The following parts list may be incomplete because I ordered a few odds and ends seperate to the list. I did upgrade a couple of parts which include M3 RTABS and M3 RSMs.

PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
33326770817 M3 rtab 2
33551094545 Rear sports sway 1
33551094551 Stabilizer rubber mounting 2
33506779734 STABILIZER SUPPORT 2
33551094619 Stabilizer link 2
FRONT
31336752735 Guide support 2
31331110196 DUST PROTECTION COLLAR 2
31336776760 Flat washer 2
31326769667 UPPER SPRING POCKET WITH SPACER 2
31331091867 SPRING PAD UPPER 2
31331094749 Protection tube 2
31331096664 SPRING PAD LOWER 2
REAR
33521136283 Protection tube 2
33526779398 Shim 10X16 ZNS3 2
33526762325 Plate 2
33526779670 Guide support M3 2
33526772864 WASHER-GASKET 2
33526751403 Plate 2
33531094518 SPRING PAD LOWER 2
33531136385 SPRING PAD 5MM 2
SPRINGS
31331093084 front springs 2
33531095712 rear springs 2
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