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Old 01-25-2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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Suspension refurb. What to order an which are the best componets

Hello Fanatics...

Currently I am compilating bits & bobs for my project M54 B30 swap. See thread http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=964911

Along the swap I would like to restore the whole lot of suspension werable items and beef up whatever I can. As I am planning to F/I the M54 once I have it running ok in the Compact.

So along with my new Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers what else should I replace? It would be great to have improved parts all over the drive train!
So far in my list are:
-New Arms
-Eibach E46 Antiroll bar kit
-Polybushes all around
Appreciatte your help
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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I would do front and rear shock mounts as well. And maybe a subframe kit although I'm not sure how prone the ti are
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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I would do front and rear shock mounts as well. And maybe a subframe kit although I'm not sure how prone the ti are
Components are the same of any E46 so as prone as others...

Good thinking on the shock mounts. I will add them in the list for sure.
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Components are the same of any E46 so as prone as others...

Good thinking on the shock mounts. I will add them in the list for sure.
The front suspension is the same as e36/e46, but the rear suspension is from an E30.

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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The front suspension is the same as e36/e46, but the rear suspension is from an E30.

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Sorry sir, but you are wrong.

This is an E46 Compact which was never sold in NA. The suspension system is the exact same as any E46.

The one you are talking is an E36 Compact.

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You are correct; my bad.

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:17 AM   #7
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You are correct; my bad.

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Common mistake by Americans! Comprensible as the car was never available in NA and it is considered an ugly car by most Us. The main thing is taxes in Europe are astronomical and for the price you hava an M3 brand new here you can have at most a 320 Ci

That's why in Europe there aren't as many M3 as in the US here my car brand new was around 24000Euro which in dollars are 32500 Aprox... and it's only a 318Ti the same 4 pot lung in the coupe form was around 10000 Euros more... so do the maths...
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