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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 06-19-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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HELP HELP HELP Installing new suspension set need HELP

Hey everyone I have an 02 bmw 330xi and I am going to install a new suspension kit to it within the next week or so. I am considering getting the h&r sports springs with bilstein sport struts. My question is I have read that people have issues with clunking sometimes and that I need to replace some other parts too when replacing struts and springs. I am planning on buying the front strut mounts, rear reinforced strut mounts, upper and lowering spring pads for the front. AS for the rear do i also need to buy upper and lower spring pads. If so do I just buy oem or thicker ones. BEsides those things, are there any other parts I should buy?
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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Rear shock mount gaskets, front strut pinch bolts (optional). Probably don't need new rear spring pads. You can buy 5mm upper rear spring pads to give you an extra 1cm drop.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:48 AM   #3
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http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...All/ES2075240/

Recommend these. Just had them done with Bilstein Sports. Currently have it on stock shocks but I'm thinking about putting the H&R. Tell me how it comes out. Also replace the front mounts as well.
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