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Old 11-07-2012, 12:38 AM
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Mein Auto: 323i E30 2-door
Thumbs up Suspension install

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ID:	348644It took months (at least thats what it felt like) to get this original 3-spoke recovered in genuine animal skin

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ID:	348645Then I slipped in my completely rebuilt & upgraded front suspension .

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ID:	348646Of course I also replaced my front W-bearings.
The toothed ring is used so that I can build in a traction control in the future, should I wish to do so. I have done this before on other turbo cars; in when there is a difference between rear & front wheel speed (having a LSD helps) it tells the wastegate to drop the boost till traction is restored.

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ID:	348647The PO must have been in posession of a hacksaw
Looking at the front springs, he must have also had access to a cutting torch
I used the stock-rate Bilstein springs all round.

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ID:	348648I used B6 performance Bilstein shocks in all 4 corners to improve my ride without it scraping the road
I don't want to know what that thing below it is
Strangely Bilstein supplied the front shocks with boots, but not the rear

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ID:	348649The rear has gone in, but still needs to be bolted up.
Look at the wire dangling in the upper left of the picture !
Sadly the car is full of those
I hope that I never get hold the "Electrician" who caused this...

10 more hours & I should be able to take this for a test drive
& then find out what father (or mother- to be gender equal) Christmas may bring me next
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