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Old 03-16-2015, 10:21 PM
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Exclamation 91 525i 5spd that needs some suspension work

Hello Bimmerfest! I 91 525i 5spd that needs some work. Thats why I'm here. trust arm n other suspension links. Id like some coilovers or maybe bilsteins. Not sure if the money is worth spending on this ride. meyle?
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:09 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to the E34 5 series forum, you will get more help in here. The question if it is worth spending money or not is something only you can answer.

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Old 03-17-2015, 11:20 AM
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Thanks Tim.



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Old 03-17-2015, 01:26 PM
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:54 PM
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When it's all new, the E34 handles amazing.

The 5-series are legendary for that very reason alone.

With V-rated tires, stiffer front sway bar & bushings, and a set of Koni Sports it's like the tire patch is linked directly to your mind.

But there's a catch....everything has to be in good working order. EVERY-thing. Nothing can be out of spec or on it's way out otherwise it completely throws off the entire ride of the car.

They are very particular (unforgiving really) in that regard. Toss some money at the suspension in just the right places, however, and it'll still out-handle the majority of cars on the road to this day.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:45 AM
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E34 is an excellent chassis. If you replace faulty bits with factory, it may show just how good it was, but as Radian mentioned, everything has to be in good shape or any modifications will harm it or not be as beneficial. Koni on HR springs is a setup that I found worked brilliantly. you may want to invert it. Whether you want to spend money or not all depends on how much you love this 525i...
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:44 AM
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When it's all new, the E34 handles amazing.

The 5-series are legendary for that very reason alone.

With V-rated tires, stiffer front sway bar & bushings, and a set of Koni Sports it's like the tire patch is linked directly to your mind.

But there's a catch....everything has to be in good working order. EVERY-thing. Nothing can be out of spec or on it's way out otherwise it completely throws off the entire ride of the car.

They are very particular (unforgiving really) in that regard. Toss some money at the suspension in just the right places, however, and it'll still out-handle the majority of cars on the road to this day.
Agreed.
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