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Old 06-09-2006, 03:06 PM
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318is suspension rebuild

These are prices and part numbers from a complete rebuild I did to my one of my previous e30 318is. I'm pretty sure we replaced/upgraded all the bushings and almost all of the supension. This was almost two years ago, so prices may have changed.

Oh, and some pics too:

e30 suspension install

UUC Evo 3 short shifter kit. Bought a new one on ebay for about $180. Huge improvement in positive feeling of engagement.

4.10 LSD. Bought a 325 full size case off ebay for $300. Replaced the small case 4.10 open diff on my 318. Bolted right up.

OEM control arms from Turner Motorsport. PN 31121127725 (L) and 31121127726 (R), $89/ea.

Offset control arm bushings from Turner Motorsport. PN 31129061222, $99.95/pr. Also offset strut mounts from Turner.

Bilstein sports, H&R springs, offset strut mounts, JTD rear shock mounts, Racing Dynamics strut brace, bought used for $500 from a local autocrosser.

Tie rod assemblies from Turner Motorsport. PN 32111125186, $120/pr. Don't forget to order securing plates, BMW PN 32111124540 a whopping $.30/ea.

Front wheel bearing assemblies from Turner Motorsport, PN 31211131297, $140/pr. Don't forget collar nuts ($5/ea BMW PN 31211125826).

H&R Sways (22mm fr, 18mm rear, adjustables) from Turner Motorsport. PN TMSSWAYE30, $319.95.

Adjustable front sway link from Ireland Engineering. Can't locate the PN, but I believe it was about $80.

Urethane motor mounts from Ireland Engineering. PN e30mm318, $98/pr.

Urethane tranny mounts from Ireland Engineering. PN urethanetrans, $80/pr.

Front subframe reinforcement kit from Turner Motorsports. (requires welding), PN RE1777/8, $34.95.

Guibo (flex disc) from Turner Motorsports. PN 26112225624, $39.95.

Driveshaft center support bearing assembly from Turner Motorsports. BMW PN 26121226723, about $60.

Rear subframe bushings (street, not race) from Ireland Engineering, PN e30urethanerear, $80/pr.

Urethane rear trailer arm bushing kit from Ireland Engineering, PN 02REARBUSH, $52.

Rear swaybar bushing reinforcement kit from Turner Motorsports. PN RE1956, $124.95. Take the extra step and through bolt this to the mount, rather than reusing the stock tapping screw.

Brake kit from Turner Motorsports, including front and rear rotors, Metalmaster pads, ATE super blue fluid and stainless steel brakelines. PN E30BRAKEPACK, $299.95.

I think that about does it. Quick notes: this set up appears to have given me about 2.5 degrees of negative camber. Use stock motor and tranny mounts unless you're willing to accept some vibration. And find someone who has a lift.....


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