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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:26 PM
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Coil overs

Anyone know how much coil overs cost? post links of what u got. thanks
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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You can get cheap crap off eBay, you can get good-quality hardware like PSS9s....the cheap crap will likely buy you a bunch of headaches, it`s a good idea to stick with quality merchandise....
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:47 PM
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Good coilovers should cost between $1200-$2300. Notice I said "good". Personally, most people who get coilovers don't need them. A set of Koni Yellows and a set of H&R sport springs or Eibach Sportlines will give 99% of the world a very sporty ride with none of the drawbacks of a coilover system (on a street car).
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:28 PM
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:06 PM
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Yea I just want a sporty look, like Megan racing coil overs for $900. Again I'm not racing just looks
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:09 PM
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Yea I just want a sporty look, like Megan racing coil overs for $900. Again I'm not racing just looks
Megan coilovers are japanese crap rebranded. Buying coilovers for "looks" makes about as much sense as using a screen door on a submarine. What would make a lot more sense (and be cheaper with better results) would be a set of H&R springs (race, sport, whatever) and a set of Koni Yellows or Bilstein HD's.

Every time you change the height settings on a set of coilovers you need to get it corner weighted or else handling will take a major blow. And if you plan to "set it and forget it" why not just get a static kit from H&R or others? No corner weighting issues.
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Buying coilovers for "looks" makes about as much sense as using a screen door on a submarine.
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