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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-09-2012, 12:35 PM
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Unhappy SUSPENSION Suggestions anyone?

i have a dilemma...

which is better to put on a 1992 bmw 325i?

H&R touring cup suspension kit (premium) or Bavarian Autosport Suspension Kit?

recently just traded my old car for this one but it needs some tlc so i need suggestions on what to do. really would appreciate some help thanks


thanks alx
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:54 PM
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Before you get suspension have you done all the malignance and services to it? If so then go H&R
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:52 PM
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:59 PM
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H&R is quality.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:04 PM
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I'm going with racelands. You might consider those also

http://www.racelandus.com/coilovers/...lover-kit.html


opinions on these would be helpful. I have heard goods and bads, but for the money it can't be that bad.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:39 PM
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Before you get suspension have you done all the malignance and services to it? If so then go H&R
I do malignance all the time, don't you?
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:05 PM
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:42 PM
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Do I want to trust something that cheap when most coil overs are over a grand?....

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:12 AM
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That's really up to you. I'm gonna try em. I think their so cheap because:
1) shock cartridges are not replaceable in front
2) there is no rebound or dampening control
3) like the website says, they don't use distributors so you are basically getting distributor/wholesale prices
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:46 AM
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Thanks ill look into them more then

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:37 AM
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Do I want to trust something that cheap when most coil overs are over a grand?....

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If you want coils designed for performance, and not looks, that are under 1k....


Check out FK. Mine were $550, and I've had them for a year now, no issues, comfortable ride, and awesome performance.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:18 PM
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If you want coils designed for performance, and not looks, that are under 1k....


Check out FK. Mine were $550, and I've had them for a year now, no issues, comfortable ride, and awesome performance.
Do they have adjustable dampening, or rebound? Also which ones did you get. As an English speaking American I found it hard to understand the English version of that website.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:32 PM
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They do not have adjustable damping. Only adjustable height.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:25 AM
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Fried rice doesnt go well with sauerkraut..

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:24 PM
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I put the Bavarian Autosport kit on mine and it lowered the car and made it handle quite a bit better. The steering is tight and the suspension is stiff. Maybe too stiff. With the crappy roads around here I sometimes wish I still had the stock setup. It's a pretty big difference.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:28 PM
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Fried rice doesnt go well with sauerkraut..

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Maybe I haven't been here long enough to realize the knowledge you have to share. But, from all I can tell you are just an over opinionated, rude, prick.

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I have the racelands on my E36, and thay're amazing for the price...
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:36 PM
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Maybe I haven't been here long enough to realize the knowledge you have to share. But, from all I can tell you are just an over opinionated, rude, prick.

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I want this for my sig.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:47 AM
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Maybe I haven't been here long enough to realize the knowledge you have to share. But, from all I can tell you are just an over opinionated, rude, prick.

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You're right... panhandle proof.
Thanks for illustrating my point.

FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS PUT CHINESE ON GERMAN CARS.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:19 AM
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FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS PUT CHINESE ON GERMAN CARS.
I interpret this as Asians can't drive German vehicles... I feel offended sir.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:33 AM
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I interpret this as Asians can't drive German vehicles... I feel offended sir.
no offense meant.

besides, I heard that they have more of a problem interpreting road signs
j/k

not chinese "IN" german cars.. chinese "ON" german cars.

I know a few good almond eyed badasses behind the wheel.

besides, I love fried rice.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:33 PM
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So which suspension is chinese and which is the "proper" susprnsion to put on a bmw? Sorry for stupid question

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FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS PUT CHINESE ON GERMAN CARS.

Excuse me sir, but I'm PRETTY sure lowering is common within the JDM (or Japanese Domestic Market), and before you say something even more ignorant, please note that not all asians are the same, Japan is VERY different from Chinese which is VERY different than Korean, especially in regards to cars.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:24 AM
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Excuse me sir, but I'm PRETTY sure lowering is common within the JDM (or Japanese Domestic Market),
True.
I didn't make any statement regarding "lowering" being uncommon.

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and before you say something even more ignorant, please note that not all Asians are the same,
True.
I apologize for the blanket generalization & any insult to your heritage.
It was not my intention to insult you.

Then again.. if you're so easily offended at something you "read" on the interweb, you might be ignorant yourself, sir.

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Japan is VERY different from Chinese which is VERY different than Korean, especially in regards to cars.
True.
(We forgot the pinoys in there..)

I was trying to illustrate the large amount of inferior products
that are on the market, and their lack of craftsmanship.
A large number of cheap products originate from areas proximal to Asia.
By no means was I trying to insult the industrious, hard working people of China.

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My concern for my fellow e36 owners is nothing more than that.. concern.

I would encourage anyone to purchase "H&R" over "Double Happiness Race Party Co."
at any price point, especially if the topic is suspension.

I look forward to further posts from a polite conversationalist like yourself.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:45 AM
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They way I look at is is this: Regardless of the country of origin, you must consider which company has the best reputation for tuning our cars. Generally speaking, H&R, Bilstein, Koni, etc., are all going to produce a better product for BMWs, since they have been doing R&D with BMWs for decades. Koni is 155 years old, and Bilstein is 139 years old. That doesn't mean that some newer company can't come out with a better product, regardless of where it comes from, but one cannot dismiss the experience and R&D history many of the European companies have. Being new to the suspension game, as many of the Asian companies are with regard to European cars, means that they have a lot of catching up to do.

Manufacturing quality is whole other discussion. Any country can produce total crap. It just depends on the company, and if/where they elect to cut corners.
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