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      12-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Need Advice on Suspension

i have an 08 335i Sedan and its hitting almost 80k, suspension is getting a bit rough and bouncy, what do u recommend for my suspension work. Not going to track the car, only for daily use, also planning to upgrade to 19's by next yr so need some advice.
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If you've been happy with the ride and handling over the last 80K miles, then just renew the OEM dampers. Cheapest option by far...
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how much do OEM Dampers go for? What if i want to lower the car a bit more since ill be running 19s?
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how much do OEM Dampers go for? What if i want to lower the car a bit more since ill be running 19s?
If you want to improve suspension and stay OEM you can get BMW Perf Susp Kit, search. The damping is much better than OEM ZSP and is not that expensive if you are going to keep your car for another 3-5 years or longer. It also lowers the car a small amount but is not slammed and will work perfectly with 19s. Highly recommended if you can afford it and want OEM engineering.
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What if I went aftermarket rsther than OEM ? Wat would be an afforable option? OEM is a tad to much . Sorry im pretty new to suspension work.
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What if I went aftermarket rsther than OEM ? Wat would be an afforable option? OEM is a tad to much . Sorry im pretty new to suspension work.
HI recently installed eibach pro kit with bilstein b4s dampers and the shorter bump stops. Cars a bit lower and the ride is really nice no thumps or bumps when going over any thing rough.
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i have an 08 335i Sedan and its hitting almost 80k, suspension is getting a bit rough and bouncy, what do u recommend for my suspension work. Not going to track the car, only for daily use, also planning to upgrade to 19's by next yr so need some advice.
Have a look at you front tension rod bushings...if they are bad, replace those. Front anti roll bar endlinks may be on their last legs too.

If you don't plan to lower the car, Koni Yellow struts and shocks work great with OE or sport springs and yields a great ride.
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thank you all for all the help, i will talk to my mechanic and have hime take a look at the suspension and might go with a Koni or Blistein combo with springs. let see.
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if youre willing to spend a bit more, ST coilovers are fantastic. I just installed them 3 weeks ago. I also go to De Anza so if you wanna go for a ride and see how they feel just PM me!
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if youre willing to spend a bit more, ST coilovers are fantastic. I just installed them 3 weeks ago. I also go to De Anza so if you wanna go for a ride and see how they feel just PM me!
I was actually looking into those cause they were reasonably priced, I definitely would let u knw. Wats ur schedule like?
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I was actually looking into those cause they were reasonably priced, I definitely would let u knw. Wats ur schedule like?
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