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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:17 PM
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i have to do suspension this winter what brand should i go with ....im doing everything full overhaul
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:33 PM
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:33 PM
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Do you want to lower the car or just keep it the same? If stock then go with Koni struts/shocks with OEM springs. If you want it lower then get either Eibach or HR Sport or Vogtland.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:51 AM
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Turnermotorsports has some control arm package deals with all lemfoerder parts.

Most here would say for the control arms its oem supplier lemfoerder or nothing. Just dont buy from the dealership or you will pay double.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:20 AM
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i want to lower it
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:31 AM
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BCracing has a coilover for $1000 that people speak highly of on bimmerforums. It even include the mounts and front camber kit.
Spring will only go to about the normal sport height. When they tell you the drop they are comparing to nonsport suspension but conveniently forget to tell you that in the ad. Only coilovers can really slam it.
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Bc-r coilovers w/ swift springs
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:36 AM
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i want to lower it
If you want to lower it too, go with the best, KW:


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Old 09-26-2012, 10:40 AM
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i have to do suspension this winter what brand should i go with ....im doing everything full overhaul
Depends on your budget. Some coilovers can go for over 2K.
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