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Old 04-18-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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330i zhp? Suspension

What kinda struts come on this vehicle and what should I have on the vehicle i baught the car with the present suspension I'm not impressed. The steering is tight but I want everything tight just like it any suggestions ?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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They're probably completely worn out. How many miles do you have? Order a set of Bilstein sport dampers. You will not be disappointed.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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What's the mileage on the car?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #4
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What kinda struts come on this vehicle and what should I have on the vehicle i baught the car with the present suspension I'm not impressed. The steering is tight but I want everything tight just like it any suggestions ?
likely Sachs, I never looked since I plan on an upgrade. The only difference from regular Sport Package suspension are the front control arms, so whatever you find for sport is the same.

Personally, my ZHP will soon be receiving a full TCK Racing Smart Design D/A Coilover Kit. Lots of $$$, but worth it.

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They're probably completely worn out. How many miles do you have? Order a set of Bilstein sport dampers. You will not be disappointed.
Bilstein HD (over Sport), but preferably Koni Yellows (IMHO) if you're only replacing struts and shocks. Probably should buy a set of springs, xi rough road strut reinforcement plates, and some upgraded rear shock mounts at the same time. Make sure to buy a progressive set of springs as you likely don't own a track car, therefore don't need linear springs.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:46 AM   #5
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Need something that can handle these f@$)Ed up nyc street
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #6
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Need something that can handle these f@$)Ed up nyc street
Then you must get touring heavy duty shocks and raise it up like a 4x4.
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likely Sachs, I never looked since I plan on an upgrade. The only difference from regular Sport Package suspension are the front control arms, so whatever you find for sport is the same.

Bilstein HD (over Sport), but preferably Koni Yellows (IMHO) if you're only replacing struts and shocks.
curious why you suggest the Bilstein HD over the Bilstein Sport with the factory "sport" springs? do people find these to be a better match in the travel?
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curious why you suggest the Bilstein HD over the Bilstein Sport with the factory "sport" springs? do people find these to be a better match in the travel?
my experience over many chassis codes with the two versions, I just prefer the feel of the HD's over the Sport's
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