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Old 02-10-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Going back from PSS9s - whats needed?

Noob here!
When I bought a 2002 330i, it came with PSS9s on it and 3 of the 4 are now leaking. (Bilstein will reman. them for $125 each, plus 2-way shipping and my car on jacks for 2 weeks)

I'm thinking about going back to a more stock setup. I don't track or autoX so I really don't need adjustability.
M3?
ZHP?

What parts might I need that might have been removed when the Coilovers were installed?

A little research shows that M3 isn't a direct bolt-on, but will work?

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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I've got a set of used pss9s that I'll sell you - they've got 20,000 miles on them. The fronts are a bit corroded because of road salt, but can be cleaned up. Otherwise, they are perfectly functional. Also, I'll throw in some Vorshlag camber plates.

Let me know VIA pm if you're interested.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I think PSS9s are too harsh for Maine anyway. I think I can get the car more to my liking with something less aggressive and save some money as well.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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believe pss9s can be adjusted (height/dampening) -- can be set smooth as stock or above.

worth it to have new shocks/struts as they can wear fairly quickly.

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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They absolutely can be adjusted. I'm pretty sure that the highest setting is still a bunch lower than stock. I think it's lower than stock Sport Package as well. My got says ZHP would be about what I want, but I'm not sure yet.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:52 AM   #6
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pss9s in order are better than any OE setup -- some setups can actually be adjusted higher than stock.

unsure of pss9s adj. specs

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