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Old 01-06-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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Best Shock absorbers for softness and handling

Hi all any body got any suggestions on Shock absorbers best for softness and handling,but softness being the priority,for my 2001 bmw 3 series e46 325ci convertible rh drive,any suggestions would be much appreciated .ta
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:30 PM   #2
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Check out the Koni FSD struts and shocks. Very compliant over the bumps but tightens up nicely in the corners. It's the best of both worlds for our cars IMHO.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:55 PM   #3
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Check out the Koni FSD struts and shocks. Very compliant over the bumps but tightens up nicely in the corners. It's the best of both worlds for our cars IMHO.
I wish I bought OEM's. Before I renewed my parts, just driving on the highway was making me nauseous. The new set of FSD's were a giant help there, but I still feel every line in the road. The feeling is still miles from factory.

Disclaimer, I still do have 15 year old subframe bushings and rear suspension, minus the struts.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:08 PM   #4
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x2 for FSD. Everything Max'd out said is my experience as well.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:41 PM   #5
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I put my FSDs on at the same time I changed out the front control arms and bushings. Also put new strut mounts, shock mounts, and reinforcement plates at the same time. With only 67,000 miles on the car at the time, I should be fresh for a while. I'm very glad I chose the FSD as part of the refresh. If you get new shocks, whichever brand you chose, get new mounts and reinforcement plates.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:43 PM   #6
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thanx all

Thanx you all for replies,i shall take your advice in hand and check it out.ta
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