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I need to replace the front suspension on the E30. The steering is tight and responsive, it just needs new front suspension.

Suggestions on brands/prices/vendors??

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control arms and bushings; bimmerworld.com has the best prices ($206 shipped), springs; ive seen a couple good sets on bimmerworld, bavauto, flybrickperformance, ($250 for a decent set) shocks ; best i found was at autozone for some bilsteins ($109 each for the sports)
 

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This list look complete? :dunno: What am I missin..... :eeps:

Not sure about replacing springs - seems either those are good, or broken - and these are in one piece.
No. Description Supplement Qty Part Number Price QTYExt Cost
8Stabilizer link231351091764$10.00 2$20.00
4Stabilizer rubber mountingD=20MM231351129139$6.00 2$12.00
2SHOCK ABSORBER-INSERTBOGE231321135892$108.00 2$216.00
4LEFT STEEL WISHBONE131121127725$77.25 1$77.25
4RIGHT STEEL WISHBONE131121127726$75.00 1$75.00
8Set rubber mounting f wishbone131129058931$14.25 2$28.50
$428.75

(Prices approximate - retrieved from pelican...)

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my 2 cents

i am also doing suspension upgrade. i currently have bav auto sport spings with bilstein shocks. the car is in need of new springs and shocks. i have already done the rear and am also going to be attempting the front this weekend. i ended up going with tokico performance set. i know i know i have read some bad things about them but i had to do this on a budget and i was surprised to see that they dont look cheap. everything i got looks solid. so far the rear is holding up and seems ok. its still tight not real loose in the rear.
 

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This list look complete? :dunno: What am I missin..... :eeps:

Not sure about replacing springs - seems either those are good, or broken - and these are in one piece.
No. Description Supplement Qty Part Number Price QTYExt Cost
8Stabilizer link231351091764$10.00 2$20.00
4Stabilizer rubber mountingD=20MM231351129139$6.00 2$12.00
2SHOCK ABSORBER-INSERTBOGE231321135892$108.00 2$216.00
4LEFT STEEL WISHBONE131121127725$77.25 1$77.25
4RIGHT STEEL WISHBONE131121127726$75.00 1$75.00
8Set rubber mounting f wishbone131129058931$14.25 2$28.50
$428.75

(Prices approximate - retrieved from pelican...)

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strut mounts is all i can think of, unless those are called something different
 

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I need to replace the front suspension on the E30. The steering is tight and responsive, it just needs new front suspension.

Suggestions on brands/prices/vendors??

TIA
If you replace the fronts replace the rears. You just don't feel it because it is not in the steerings.

Get H&R springs:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/subcategory_detail.asp?modelcode=E30&subcat_id=63

Then replace ALL of the shocks and struts with Bilstein "sports":

132 each for struts
100 each for shocks

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/...del=325e&autoYear=1987&autoModClar=&brand=all

Here is the best bet:
639 + shipping it will be under 680 shipped easy.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=E30SPORT

You will love the feel and response around corners.
 

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Go with KYB's from Carquest. Lifetime warranty!
List up here is $105....
Can't go wrong with KYB's!
Carquest...KYB...:rofl: Sorry I had to get a laugh out.
 

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i just wanted to reply and let you know, i just broke my front strut housing trying to remove the shock collar nut. it was completely rusted and i figured it was going to break. now i have to find another, just a piece of advice you may want to find somewhere locally you can get a used one if yours arent in perfect shape, as i said mine were rusted out pretty bad. hope your install goes better than mine.
 
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