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Old 12-01-2005, 02:20 PM   #16
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I have the koni's as well and I love them, unfortunatly you have to take the rears out on an e30 to adjust but up front its quick and easy, I dont know how it is in the e36.
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:41 PM   #17
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But can u adjust em without having to take em off the car? When i upgrade my suspension i know im going with H&R Sport Springs, and as for shocks its down to Koni or Bilstien.
it's the same as the e30, the rears you have to take out to adjust, but the front you can do through the engine bay. I know of one company that created externallly adjustable koni's though so you could do the rears through the trunk too, i think it was tokico or something.
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:33 PM   #18
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Koni adjustabels are the wya to go. $800 is a lot of money. Bilsteins sports are awesome, but sicne you got a bit more money I would go with Koni's.

By the way, for $800 im sure you could ifnd and get hookups on Tein coilovers or maybe even bilstein PSS coilovers. Shop around or find some that are barely used and you could get some awesome coilovers for the same price.
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:17 PM   #19
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Shop around or find some that are barely used and you could get some awesome coilovers for the same price.
i think buying used suspension is pretty risky.
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:39 PM   #20
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Yes it can be, really take a good look at the struts/shocks to check for leaks and oen of the best places to look is through classifieds on www.bimmerforums.com

That way you can try adn find people with a lot of posts and hope they tell the truth and find some that might have only been used a few thousand miles or a few months. Also you could go back and check their old posts and you might find out approximately when they got them because people tend to post online as soon as they get somethign new on their car.
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:29 PM   #21
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My advice to you is to save the extra $200 and get the coilovers. a set of Bilstein PSS coilovers is $1000. no sense getting an inferior setup when the top of the line (excluding the PSS9) is so close.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:19 PM   #22
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it's the same as the e30, the rears you have to take out to adjust, but the front you can do through the engine bay. I know of one company that created externallly adjustable koni's though so you could do the rears through the trunk too, i think it was tokico or something.
i've heard really bad reviews about tokico.

but thanks for all the suggestions guys.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:08 AM   #23
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Tokico's suck.
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:43 AM   #24
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Tokico's suck.


there are quite a few good setups... but obviously people go with koni or bilsteins and h&rs quite a bit for a reason!!! personally i would get the bilsteins coilovers if i had the chance...

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