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Old 11-18-2012, 06:46 AM   #1
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Best Suspension Combination

Have about 150,000 miles on my 325i and am thinking about changing my shocks/struts while also wanting to lower the car a little bit. Can anyone recommend a good combination of shocks/struts/springs?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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Not that you need coilovers, but I had eibach pro street coilovers. They were great for every day driving
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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Shock Bil-stein coilover is the best for your car. I'm also using this type of shocks from 3 years and fully satisfy from it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #4
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Have about 150,000 miles on my 325i and am thinking about changing my shocks/struts while also wanting to lower the car a little bit. Can anyone recommend a good combination of shocks/struts/springs?
This subject is a lot like, what oil is best! You are going to get a lot of "What I have is best" when you ask a question like this! Talk to one of the sponsors here or Turner, BavAuto etc. When you describe what you want, they will be able to recommend a solution. I'm partial to Bilstein and H&R but the ride is quite stiff and may not be for you. Coil overs are extreme for a daily driver in my view (tried them and went back).
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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That's why one should go with Koni yellows if they are unsure. Billies are too stiff for my taste, but Koni's can be made even stiffer if that's why you like due to their adjustability.

Also, if you're not on a budget, quality adjustable coilovers will give you everything you'd need. They will not necessarily make your car too stiff contrary to general assumption.

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