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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 12-18-2013, 12:22 AM
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Where can I buy oem sport suspension

I didn't feel like trolling through hundreds of threads just to get a tip so if you have a problem with answering my question then simply don't. I want to buy new control arms, bushings, tie rods, etc.. I also need the lower eyelid trim for the passenger side. Anyone know of a good bmw parts site with reasonable pricing that will have what I'm looking for... I'd also like to buy oem interior to change colors. Thanks ahead for any help and a good _.l.. to anyone who thinks they're funny with their smart ass comments.

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Old 12-18-2013, 12:35 AM
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:47 AM
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I find it funny that you already expect negative comments... and for that... here's one.

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Because these forums are full of egotistical stiffs who think if someone is asking a question they're automatically retarded. I honestly hate bimmer forums... The people are asses, almost makes me wanna sell the bimmer, buy another z and hit the z forums again..... More down to earth open minded people, but Touche to you for that... But as it stands I check every option I have before trying here.... Unfortunately all sites I find I can't find my trim pieces that I need and I want to buy a full suspension kit as a whole to save money not piece by piece that's waaaaaay too expensive

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Old 12-18-2013, 01:41 AM
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Because these forums are full of egotistical stiffs who think if someone is asking a question they're automatically retarded. I honestly hate bimmer forums... The people are asses, almost makes me wanna sell the bimmer, buy another z and hit the z forums again..... More down to earth open minded people, but Touche to you for that... But as it stands I check every option I have before trying here.... Unfortunately all sites I find I can't find my trim pieces that I need and I want to buy a full suspension kit as a whole to save money not piece by piece that's waaaaaay too expensive

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Factory Sport suspension is for the retarded. The springs are poor quality and break with monotonous regularity. The shocks are made to a price, not to a performance level. Far better suspension is available to those with an open mind. Not for you I guess.............
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:57 AM
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Factory Sport suspension is for the retarded. The springs are poor quality and break with monotonous regularity. The shocks are made to a price, not to a performance level. Far better suspension is available to those with an open mind. Not for you I guess.............
****ing idiot did I mention **** about struts or springs.... I have eibach springs and struts.... So you just proved my point about the people on these forums.... For the literal third ****ing time you thoughtless morons. Just looking for oem sport suspension arms, rods, sway, bushings. I shouldn't expect another person to politely answer a simple question on a forum designed to bring enthusiasts together.. that would make too much sense... Your all so smart and whitty, I just hope one day I'll be better than everyone else too, then I can make them feel like **** and laugh to make myself seem cool.... ****ing idiots, I'll stick with auto forums screw this bmw ****. Did you know that 43% of people in the world think that those who drive bmws are assholes, and you sir are the reason for that... You belong in a Honda. Good day sirs

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Old 12-18-2013, 02:15 AM
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****ing idiot did I mention **** about struts or springs.... I have eibach springs and struts.... So you just proved my point about the people on these forums.... For the literal third ****ing time you thoughtless morons. Just looking for oem sport suspension arms, rods, sway, bushings. I shouldn't expect another person to politely answer a simple question on a forum designed to bring enthusiasts together.. that would make too much sense... Your all so smart and whitty, I just hope one day I'll be better than everyone else too, then I can make them feel like **** and laugh to make myself seem cool.... ****ing idiots, I'll stick with auto forums screw this bmw ****. Did you know that 43% of people in the world think that those who drive bmws are assholes, and you sir are the reason for that... You belong in a Honda. Good day sirs

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Old 12-18-2013, 04:44 AM
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I usually don't mind helping people, except for those with an obvious chip on their shoulder. If you are so easily inflamed and not willing to spend a little time to educate yourself like so many others of the more knowledgeable people here, don't expect much help. I consider myself quite knowledgeable about these cars in most aspects, but most of my time was spent reading threads to glean info from the wealth of knowledge already published. Study up, and ask questions armed with a little knowledge of your own.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:22 AM
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I usually don't mind helping people, except for those with an obvious chip on their shoulder. If you are so easily inflamed and not willing to spend a little time to educate yourself like so many others of the more knowledgeable people here, don't expect much help. I consider myself quite knowledgeable about these cars in most aspects, but most of my time was spent reading threads to glean info from the wealth of knowledge already published. Study up, and ask questions armed with a little knowledge of your own.
Agreed. People may jokingly pick on others around here sometimes, but for the most part it's all in good fun. You really shouldn't take the internet too seriously. I personally think people around here do even more than necessary to help out others. If you would do a little research on your own, you would know that the shocks/struts and springs are about the only things which DO differ between the standard vs. sport suspensions. I know people always say "read the Wiki"... but if you take the time to do it then 95% of any questions you could think of would be answered.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:39 AM
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:29 AM
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Kits for suspension available here: http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_E4...rts_s/1836.htm

And check out other online vendors at www.furiousmethod.com
Others have kits too.

For interior probably best to search for BMW salvage yards where you might find qualtiy stuff for way cheaper than new from dealer.

Like: http://www.autobahnparts.com/carlist...=3&Page=0&m=b3

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Because these forums are full of egotistical stiffs who think if someone is asking a question they're automatically retarded. I honestly hate bimmer forums... The people are asses...
If that's the case, then you seem to be fitting right in!
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Because these forums are full of egotistical stiffs who think if someone is asking a question they're automatically retarded. I honestly hate bimmer forums... The people are asses, almost makes me wanna sell the bimmer, buy another z and hit the z forums again..... More down to earth open minded people, but Touche to you for that... But as it stands I check every option I have before trying here.... Unfortunately all sites I find I can't find my trim pieces that I need and I want to buy a full suspension kit as a whole to save money not piece by piece that's waaaaaay too expensive

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http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_Pr...eykitpro-2.htm

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http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...Interior/Trim/
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:25 PM
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Factory Sport suspension is for the retarded. The springs are poor quality and break with monotonous regularity. The shocks are made to a price, not to a performance level. Far better suspension is available to those with an open mind. Not for you I guess.............
When I had my ZHP springs replaced, I didn't want to lower it further. Didn't have time to research aftermarket springs so my mechanic ordered OEM from a dealership without warning me about the price. $600. I wanted to vomit.

And yes, the originals were broken. It took 104k miles though.

So is there an aftermarket spring set that's the same ride height as the ZHP, which I think is the same as Sport?
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So is there an aftermarket spring set that's the same ride height as the ZHP, which I think is the same as Sport?
The Sport/ZHP springs give you a 0.6" drop. This sounds negligible but it does make a difference (I switched my springs to factory sports when doing my suspension overhaul). IIRC, the Eibach Pro springs give roughly a 1.25" drop... and BavAuto now has their own brand of springs that give about an inch drop as well but for less $$$$.


http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

In the end I decided on the factory sports because I got a them for far less money, and I was worried about my car having that "slammed" look. I also did not want a chance of my tires wearing faster than normal and sacrificing more ride comfort.
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****ing idiot did I mention **** about struts or springs.... I have eibach springs and struts.... So you just proved my point about the people on these forums.... For the literal third ****ing time you thoughtless morons. Just looking for oem sport suspension arms, rods, sway, bushings. I shouldn't expect another person to politely answer a simple question on a forum designed to bring enthusiasts together.. that would make too much sense... Your all so smart and whitty, I just hope one day I'll be better than everyone else too, then I can make them feel like **** and laugh to make myself seem cool.... ****ing idiots, I'll stick with auto forums screw this bmw ****. Did you know that 43% of people in the world think that those who drive bmws are assholes, and you sir are the reason for that... You belong in a Honda. Good day sirs

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****ing idiot did I mention **** about struts or springs.... I have eibach springs and struts.... So you just proved my point about the people on these forums.... For the literal third ****ing time you thoughtless morons. Just looking for oem sport suspension arms, rods, sway, bushings. I shouldn't expect another person to politely answer a simple question on a forum designed to bring enthusiasts together.. that would make too much sense... Your all so smart and whitty, I just hope one day I'll be better than everyone else too, then I can make them feel like **** and laugh to make myself seem cool.... ****ing idiots, I'll stick with auto forums screw this bmw ****. Did you know that 43% of people in the world think that those who drive bmws are assholes, and you sir are the reason for that... You belong in a Honda. Good day sirs

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Or is it the other way around?. You are part of the 43% and you belong in a honda?. Because the way you've just written on the internet says otherwise.

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Because these forums are full of egotistical stiffs who think if someone is asking a question they're automatically retarded. I honestly hate bimmer forums... The people are asses, almost makes me wanna sell the bimmer, buy another z and hit the z forums again..... More down to earth open minded people, but Touche to you for that... But as it stands I check every option I have before trying here.... Unfortunately all sites I find I can't find my trim pieces that I need and I want to buy a full suspension kit as a whole to save money not piece by piece that's waaaaaay too expensive

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I see what your saying.. I owned a 350z and the japanese scene is chill no doubt. I was on a different e46 forum and it was ridiculous, so I came over here. The guys here a really cool though!
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