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      10-31-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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High mileage lowering project Qs

2006 e90 330xi sitting at 128,000 miles. Well maintained and runs well but had a shock blow on me so I'm looking to put KW V1s on for shiggles.

best case scenario or worst, Is there anything I will need for the install besides the coilovers? e.g. does anyone think i will be needing camber plates or bushings etc.??

Thanks in advance for any advice aside from the obvious that the car is getting a bit old to put money into :P
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      11-01-2014, 10:10 AM   #2
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2006 e90 330xi sitting at 128,000 miles. Well maintained and runs well but had a shock blow on me so I'm looking to put KW V1s on for shiggles.

best case scenario or worst, Is there anything I will need for the install besides the coilovers? e.g. does anyone think i will be needing camber plates or bushings etc.??

Thanks in advance for any advice aside from the obvious that the car is getting a bit old to put money into :P
I'd check out the control arms and bushings. If they're original at 128k I would guess they would be due to be replaced. After time they get worn and the handling will suffer.

You'll love the KW V1's!
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id replace the upper and lower control arms and check your cv boots as well.
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      11-08-2014, 01:05 AM   #4
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As stated above, check all control arms and their bushings. If anything looks worn, replace it. In pairs.

Other things you should consider swapping are strut mounts, maybe e36m/z4 bumpstops since you're xi.
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