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Old 08-13-2005, 08:34 PM   #31
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^^^ pretty sharpe corners huh?
Yeah, it's unnecessary but still tons of fun (I don't do it often)

You are right Rooz, you can always upgrade to Sport springs. But I have two suggestions for you. First, if you are going to replace shocks and springs, make sure you do your rear shock mounts to. You have to remove them anyway in order to take out the rear shocks, so it makes perfect sense. I suggest upgrading to m3 shock mounts at the least. I used Bav Auto mounts and love them. Second, I have said it at least 3 times already, but also replace your control arm bushings, front and rear, w/ m3 bushings. This will really help to smooth out your ride.

I hope this is helping w/ your decision

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Old 08-13-2005, 09:05 PM   #32
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How much are the M3 shock mounts and M3 control arm bushings?
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Umnitza now provides a mechanic to install all parts ordered right in the box! It's their new "Total customer service program" that will eliminate all the haters and keep incompetents from breaking **** and blaming the vendor! When you are all set simply call INS and they will pick him up free of charge.
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Old 08-13-2005, 09:07 PM   #33
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Well, understeer sells this:

E36 Suspension Install Kit - $99
Why drive all over town looking for the parts you'll need to install new shocks and springs on your E36 3-series? This kit includes everything you need! The kit includes the following parts: E46 M3 rear shock mounts, M-Roadster rear shock mount reinforcement plates, rear shock mount gaskets, 3.2L M3 front shock tower reinforcement plates, front strut bearing gaskets, 10 lock nuts, zip ties to reinforce the bumpstops and a tube of Lock-tite Red.
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Umnitza now provides a mechanic to install all parts ordered right in the box! It's their new "Total customer service program" that will eliminate all the haters and keep incompetents from breaking **** and blaming the vendor! When you are all set simply call INS and they will pick him up free of charge.
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Old 08-14-2005, 07:03 PM   #34
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That kit would be great for installing shocks and springs. As for control arm bushing, they would be extra. I don't know exactly how much because I get them for cost at my work. Check out Turner Motorsport, I know they sell them.

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Old 08-14-2005, 07:16 PM   #35
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:19 AM   #36
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^^^Yep. They have control arm bushings for the fronts and rears. I'll double check w/ my tech today.

He suggested factory m3 control arms to me. I'll let you know tonight.

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Old 08-15-2005, 11:35 AM   #37
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The Koni's are really nice I have them on my e30 but i drive around with them pretty firm most of the time because i like it that way.
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Old 08-15-2005, 12:53 PM   #38
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How do you adjust them?
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Old 08-15-2005, 12:54 PM   #39
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^^^Yep. They have control arm bushings for the fronts and rears. I'll double check w/ my tech today.

He suggested factory m3 control arms to me. I'll let you know tonight.

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Cool, thx man, as soon as geico pays me my settelment I'll be getting the drop
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:46 PM   #40
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I have a knob that i put on and twist to firm them up or to ease up on them. The backs are a little bit more work to adjust, at least on the e30 i'm not sure if its the same on the e36.
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Old 08-15-2005, 05:26 PM   #41
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Yeah the backs are a bit difficult to adjust. You have to pull back the carpeting and get to the strut tower and use the knob tool and twist the toppiece fo tighten and loosen. Infintely adjustable. Fronts are easy cheesy because you just pop the hood and twist the piece at the top of the strut tower. Like I said, someone like you probably wud have them on full soft all the time whereas someone liek me is full stiff all the time. Thats the beauty of Koni's
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Old 08-16-2005, 06:00 PM   #42
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Cool, thx man, as soon as geico pays me my settelment I'll be getting the drop
I talked to my tech today. He said FACTORY m3 control arm bushings.

He explained it to me like this...Once you have the better suspension on your car, including tires (which you have), everything seems like you're driving on a gravel street. He told me that the stiffer bushings would help to keep you from feeling that inside the car. Plus they will help to keep the car aligned better during spirited driving.
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:30 PM   #43
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Roll the inside lip, should take care of the rubbing.
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:31 PM   #44
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I looked at mine and the front looks like it's already been roled, but not the back...
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:34 PM   #45
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would you guys recommend adjustable control arms with the bushings?
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