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Old 11-28-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Coilover Install Question

Hey everyone,
I have a 2000 328ci with 94k miles. I just ordered these coilovers:

http://www.modbargains.com/_e/E46_Su...6_3_Series.htm

I am planning on installing them myself, and have seen a number of DIY's which included replacing the rear shock mounts, front control arms and bushings. Both because of time and cost, I'd rather avoid this stuff, but will do it if I have to. Will running coilovers with stock RSMs and FCABs be dangerous or screw anything up at all?
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Cliffs: 2000 328ci 94k miles, new coilovers, do I need new RSMs? FCABs? Anything else?
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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Most people replace those items at your mileage if their stock. I would defiantly recommend replacing your ram at the minimum. Replacing your fcabs isn't very much money either. People only replace their fca 's if the ball joints are bad

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for your prompt reply, I ordered some Rogue RSMs, but I'll hold off on anything else for now.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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Yes, definitely get new rear shock mounts. I would also look into front shock mount reinforcements if you are not running some sort of front strut bar that reinforces from the top. Usually very cheap. $30 for a pair. Everything else is very much optional.
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