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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 11-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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i need e30 suspension help

i have a 86 325es im looking to lower it with a good handling kit. i have m3 rear axle and 5 lug front. any suggestions lookin for like a 2.5 or 3 rear drop and 2 or 1.5 front drop. also looking for a body kit nothing crazy just clean and square

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:03 AM
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why would you wanna drop the back more then the front? drop it more in the front so it has a nice wreck
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:07 AM
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because the back end already sits higher naturally dropping it the way i want to will make it sit really nice
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:54 AM
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why would you wanna drop the back more then the front? drop it more in the front so it has a nice wreck
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:00 PM
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Anything thing good is going to cost in the adjustable arena. Ground Control would be my top pick. Coilover conversions or there coilovers. Strut & spring setups are cheaper but non-adjustible. H&R and Ebach are best. Shocks should be Koni's or Bilstiens. Don't settle for a cup kit from some other manufacture.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:01 PM
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alright thanks should i get them for a m3 or a 325 they should be relatively the same right
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:19 PM
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alright thanks should i get them for a m3 or a 325 they should be relatively the same right
No, E30 M3 is five lug. Different suspention entirely. Buy parts for your car.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:43 PM
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this is why im asking because i stated that i have m3 suspension (5 lug) in my 325
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:14 PM
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E30 M3, Z3, or E36 ti? Front and rear?
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:22 PM
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e30 m3 im pretty sure 5 lug in front also. if there is any way to know for sure i can check and let you know. i am just going on what i was told from the guy i bought it from. this i why i have bought a suspension kit i am just not sure what i have
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