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Old 03-15-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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If I buy this shock spring package what else do I need?

Hello all! My car has about 80k miles on it and I have been gradually replacing parts. It's a 2004 ZHP. I replaced the control arms and front bushings yesterday and I figure it is time to get some new shocks and springs before I invest in some new tires and have the front end aligned. If I get the following package, what else do I need to complete the job in terms of parts? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-15-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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You won't per se need any other parts to complete that job. But while you are it at you might as well get a set of Rear Shock Mounts with reinforcement plates, while you are installing the rear shocks. Shock Mounts mushrooming is a common problem.

Edit: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...unt/ES2075240/

This is what I am talking about. If you really want to cover every base then I would also suggest front Tie Rods and Sway Bar Endlinks also.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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Thank you, that is the info I was looking for.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #4
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I'm still a newbie with the M3 and wanted to know if a Rear Upper Shock Mounting Kit can be used if installing coilovers rather than springs and shocks?

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Old 03-17-2011, 11:41 AM   #5
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I'm still a newbie with the M3 and wanted to know if a Rear Upper Shock Mounting Kit can be used if installing coilovers rather than springs and shocks?

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I don't have any experience with coil overs but I believe so. I'm sure other members with coil overs will chime in.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:01 PM   #6
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What about bump stops and shock boots...all that crap...do they come with the shocks...they didn't with my KYB's (for my Jetta).
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #7
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What about bump stops and shock boots...all that crap...do they come with the shocks...they didn't with my KYB's (for my Jetta).
You kind of just answered your own question. I know bump stops do not. You have to buy them separately. But as for the boots I'm not sure, but I dont think so.
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