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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 08-04-2011, 02:42 PM   #21
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My 01 325xi got new FCA's at 134,xxx miles and now I need new shocks/springs at 155,xxx. I don't need to get new front control arms do I? I was planning on getting just RTA's and possibly new RSMs.
The FCA's have a ball joint in them you might want to consider replacing them. It will probably save you $$ in the long run. If your getting new shocks, etc if they need relpacing, it's a very good oportunity.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:28 PM   #22
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^ if the front control arms were just replaced around 21,000 miles ago why do it again? Seems redundant. There should be no reason you NEED new springs either. Unless one is broken or you want to get better handling performance. If its struts and shocks you NEED, replace them and the corresponding mounts.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:38 PM   #23
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^ if the front control arms were just replaced around 21,000 miles ago why do it again? Seems redundant. There should be no reason you NEED new springs either. Unless one is broken or you want to get better handling performance. If its struts and shocks you NEED, replace them and the corresponding mounts.
Didn't see that.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:13 PM   #24
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H&r cup kit won't work on our xi's right? I just got the h&r sport spring/bilstein strut combo but I'm worried it's not going to drop my car as low as I want
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:04 PM   #25
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To go low-low-low on an xi, you need coilovers. Koni or bilstein struts aren't going to do it
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:31 PM   #26
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To go low-low-low on an xi, you need coilovers. Koni or bilstein struts aren't going to do it
Are there any coilovers under $1000? I was looking at the KW v1s but they're up there....


Edit: are these crap? http://thmotorsports.com/megan_racin...GoogleShopping
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:03 PM   #27
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Are there any coilovers under $1000? I was looking at the KW v1s but they're up there....


Edit: are these crap? http://thmotorsports.com/megan_racin...GoogleShopping
Bump! Are those coilovers just 3rd party crap, or something that can be trusted
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #28
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KW have been hit or miss. There are a few horror story threads on here about them. There are also threads praising them.
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