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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
so today I was driving home after school and shit I realize a little rumbling/scratching sound from the back of my car. I got out the car and sure enough I couldnt fit my index finger b/t the tire and car body on the back right side.
at this point im thinking my strut and or spring is gone KAPUT broken whatever and Im driving home like 5 mph under speedlimit. yep sure enough my struts are gone and my car looks like its lowriding. I have to fix this as fast as I can any recomendations where I can get good but cheap or moderate priced struts and shocks??
im gona go with coilovers just got no idea where I can find them at a resonable price . .
I doubt you will find coilovers at a "reasonable" price. Will you be tracking the car? If not, there is really no need for coilovers. I would go with some Konis and H&R sports. You'll find those are a lot less expensive than a decent coilover kit.
I have Konis and there awesome. They wernt that bad price wise, i got mine for like $1,000 CAD.
But, i do kinda wish i had gotten coil-overs some days. The ability to adjust the ride hight for various conditions (ie Snow) is very handy. So if u dont wanna pay $1500ish bucks for coilovers Konis are pretty decent.
Your Ride: 1991 318is (e30 m42), 2007 Mazdaspeed 3
I dont know if you will find cheap coilovers. As the others said Look into some Bilsteins or Konis, and possibly lowering springs if you don't have them and want them. I agree that coilovers are nice for changes in weather but other then that most people i know set them and call it a day. I also know people who remove them for the winter so they don't rust or get stuck at a height. How aggressively do you drive the car and do you do any track days. If you like to drive aggressively and do some track days then do coilovers otherwise save some money. i have the koni single adjustable and they are great, with the dinan springs it lowered the car nicely and handles great.