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      09-26-2016, 11:23 PM   #1
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Help with my suspension refresh shopping list

New-to-me 2008 e92 with 86k miles. Suspension feels sloppy. Have waiting to be installed:

b12 kit
whiteline rear subframe inserts

I had m3 front arms on my e90 and they tightened things up nicely. What else should I get? Not looking to spend a fortune but not broke, either.
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Get the firmer rear shock mounts made by monroe(?). Will take some of the bounce out of the ride.

Get new spring pads all around. Cheap and good NVH insurance.

I was thinking about a front sway too, but since you're getting the b12 you may want to wait on that.

Also, what tires you currently running? If they're RFTs better put them at the top of the replacement list.
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New-to-me 2008 e92 with 86k miles. Suspension feels sloppy. Have waiting to be installed:

b12 kit
whiteline rear subframe inserts

I had m3 front arms on my e90 and they tightened things up nicely. What else should I get? Not looking to spend a fortune but not broke, either.
Upper strut mounts in front
Upper and lower shock mounts in the rear
Control arm bushings (the big ones that leak/fail where connected to chassis)
Check ball joints, stabilizer links and sway bar bushing?
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Originally Posted by wren57
New-to-me 2008 e92 with 86k miles. Suspension feels sloppy. Have waiting to be installed:

b12 kit
whiteline rear subframe inserts

I had m3 front arms on my e90 and they tightened things up nicely. What else should I get? Not looking to spend a fortune but not broke, either.
New strut bearings (lemforder)

New upper-upper, upper-lower & lower- lower shock mounts for rear. (Lemforder)

If you have m3 control arms for the front, consider, buying the 4 piece m3 control arms for the rear ($379).

If your doing the install yourself, you'll need the special strut sockets from ECS tuning. Make sure you have a good Allen wrench set. An air gun and Kroil oil always comes in handy if you live in a northern state. Dewalt makes a very good one for $120.00.
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