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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-12-2013, 02:57 PM
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Hello again all,

Just got the valve cover gasket and starter done. Now for the suspension. Was wondering - I use the 328i as a daily driver, but since I am TOTALLY confused about the spring issue (one is broken in the back and I don't know if I have the M tech suspension and therefore would need an mtech spring or 4 new springs altogether), what if I do something like the raceland coilovers?

Seems like a nice inexepensive deal for a vehicle that rarely goes above the 3.5-4k rpm mark?

What does one need to install these? Is it any more difficult than say the installation of 4 shocks/springs?

Thoughts?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:05 PM
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Well, the time for a suspension fix is close:

The car tends to now slowly move to the right on a straight road, thought I might as well get everything done now. Can anyone tell me if used springs for the rear are a good idea:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271146649656...84.m1438.l2649

Since the above are just OEM springs would I need sport shocks or would touring/normal ones do?

or how about these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181072091607...84.m1438.l2649

Would these need sport shocks since they will lower the rear by 35mm?

Btw, any feedback on Vogtland springs? If I do front and rear shocks I was thinking of using these.

Plus:
front control arm bushings and ball joints (outer)
swaybar links + bushings (rear too).

Rear shock mounts, bump stops etc..

Anything else I need to replace while the above is being done?

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