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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 05-14-2014, 07:36 PM
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Suspension refresh, what do I need?

So I am going to be ordering this kit from bavauto.com http://www.bavauto.com/fland.asp?par...FaZm7Aodlk8AYg
and was wondering what other hardware/parts I need to complete the job. I will be buying the front strut tower reinforcement plates and front strut tower bearings. Car has almost 150k on it and the suspension is SHOT.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:51 PM
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I'd get reinforced rear shock mounts too. At that mileage you probably need new sway end-links and swaybar bushings. Also control arms and CABs. and RTABS.

Note the Bili sports and lowering will give a much stiffer ride over stock. You will intimately feel every bump in the road, not just the bigger ones.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:17 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I already replaced sway bar end links and bushings and I also did the lower control arm bushings about 20k miles ago. So I guess ill be ordering the rear shock mounts along with the suspension kit.

As far as ride stiffness, im not necessarily looking for a stock ride, I just don't want my car bouncing or swaying around turns anymore. Its time for my ride to drive like its supposed to haha.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:56 PM
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So I guess ill be ordering the rear shock mounts along with the suspension kit.
I'd spring for the really heavy duty RSM's and be done with it.

http://www.rogueengineering.com/mm5/...ategory_Code=S
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