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Old 01-19-2010, 05:10 PM
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Some Good Shock Recomendations

I'm looking for a good stiff cornering ride with lots of grit don't care if I feel every bump in the rode love it... Brings it back to the good old racing days! ///M

Any help would be much appreciated, I looked at the Bilstein sport shocks but haven't made my mind up yet!

///M3
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:07 PM
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I'm looking for a good stiff cornering ride with lots of grit don't care if I feel every bump in the rode love it... Brings it back to the good old racing days! ///M

Any help would be much appreciated, I looked at the Bilstein sport shocks but haven't made my mind up yet!

///M3
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:12 AM
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I installed H&R Sport springs and Billstein Sports on my 2002 530i last summer. This is a well respected combination in the community. Though, opinion is not unanimous.

Personally, while control is great I think the ride is much too harsh. On the upside, it only requires half the effort to breath. I just breathe in and bouncing in the seat forces the air out... This combo is great for smooth surfaces but is compromising my daily ride quality in New England.

Other suspension modifications include Eibach front and rear sway bars and a Mason strut bar. I believe that these add lateral stability--not necessarily to the harshness of the ride.

I am considering using Koni adjustable or FSD shocks with the H&R springs. Or, use Vogtland springs with the Bilsteins.

The H&R and Billy combo might be different in your E46 than my E39, but I bet your ride would be too rough unless you live somewhere flat and warm, e.g a place with smooth roads.
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