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Old 09-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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Bilstein pss coilovers "any addional parts needed"

Just bought a set of bilstein coilovers for my e46 sedan. I have around 100k miles. Any recommendations on any other parts I should replace on the suspension during install
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Definitely replace all 4 shock mounts with quality brands since you doing a stiffer suspension. And I just did this same swap but depending on how low you go you'll have clearance issues with the rear sway bar hitting the control arm. I just decided to buy new links, cut them into sections and weld them to regain clearance. Other than that do the normal check around on the other suspension parts to see what else you need. Good luck post pictures!
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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shock mounts

if you dont mind, could you post a link where to get those shock mounts. I have a 2001 e46 sedan. Thanks bro.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:49 AM   #4
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Thats Front http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...cks/ES2581067/

This is what you need for the rear

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...cks/ES1843936/

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...hocks/ES58767/
You don't need the bump stop for the rear but at my shop I just recommend it to the customers anyway. Just a couple dollars extra. Let me know whatever else you need!
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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The link u provided for the front strut mount says its fore an e46 with build date after 11/2003. I have 2001 sedan? Thanks again
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #6
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http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...Front/ES10791/
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
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I what about the rear for my build date?
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:27 AM   #8
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Yeaa those are for yours
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #9
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ordered, Thanks
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #10
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Nice! Can't wait to see the turn out of the car
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