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Old 09-21-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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Question Shocks & Struts

Ok, Big fat negative on the GB for koni's.

So I need to focus on diff. shocks and struts, open to suggestions, but keep in mind I want to keep the ride as comfortable as I can with a drop.

When I talked to Greg from Ko, I think he said he can get me Bilsteins all around for about $500, but it's been a while, so i could be mistaking....

But yeah, what kind of shocks and struts do you guys recomend?

PS: I'd be going with H&R Springs
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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$500 will definitely get you Bilstein Sports all around, which is the most common choice for lowered springs. Even your 'friends' from BavAuto sell it for about that price.
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:14 PM   #3
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the bilsten kits are sweet I have a set of rear heavy Duty Bilstens in my rear right now.
I want to replace my stock fronts with matching HD Bilstens as well.

Also get that camber kit when you lower...
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$500 will definitely get you Bilstein Sports all around, which is the most common choice for lowered springs. Even your 'friends' from BavAuto sell it for about that price.


BavAuto also has Bilstein Touring shocks which are only a little firmer than stock (400.00 for the set). You might want to consider those.

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Old 09-21-2005, 06:36 PM   #5
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But, how do the billsteins ride? Better or worst than koni's?
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Old 09-21-2005, 06:37 PM   #6
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bilstein shocks are nice. at least the cars I've driven with them are. but, I've never ridden on koni's so I couldn't tell you.

have you considered the sachs kit?

edit: pp. 32-35 in bavauto fall
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Old 09-21-2005, 06:47 PM   #7
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too much of a drop for me, am not looking to drop it "that" much

Also, about the price, like I said I had asked him a while ago, so not sure if that's correct, he could have said 400 or even 300, I can't remember exactly what he had said, lol

EDIT: called bav:

Bilstein sports:

$165 for each strut *2 = $330
$105 for each shock *2 = $210

$330
+ $210
+ $25 (shipping approx.)
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= $565 shipped.
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:07 PM   #8
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what's the drop on the bilstein coils? I'm pretty sure the sachs kit is only 1.4"F and 1.2"R
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:12 PM   #9
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for a 96 328 they drop 1.6" all around
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:16 PM   #10
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here's what I could find, it's for a 330i which probably weighs more than an e36.

H&R Cup Kits: 1.8"F - 1.5"R
UUC Sachs Kits: 1.4"F - 1.2"R
Eibach Pro-System Kits: 1.3"F - 1.2"R
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:28 PM   #11
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For E36:

H&R Cup Kits: 2.1"F - 1.7"R
UUC Sachs Kits: 1.6"F - 1.4"R
Eibach Pro-System Kits: 1.8"F - 1.5"R

Am wanting something along the styles of 1"F and .5"R lol (H&R OE Sport Springs)
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where did you get this information?
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:41 PM   #13
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I am so envious of the amount of cash you are throwing into that thing. Now save up and supercharge the beasty.

and I think you wanting to only drop it about an inch up front and .5 in the rear is a good and practical choice.
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Call your buddies at KO and ask them about Bilstein Sport and Touring shocks. If you are only going to use H&R OE springs I would deff get the Touring shocks, it is going to give you the closest to stock feel as you can get w/ out coilovers.

Buy the way, stop overanalyzing your set up, just pick one and go w/ it.

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