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  1. Suspension, Brakes
    Hey All! I've tried to cover all my bases and dig through existing posts, but have had no luck. I currently have a set of Bilstein PSS (B14) coilovers on my '01 325i. I run a set of CSL reps that are 18X8.5 et40 with a 225/40/18 tire with zero clearance issues on the fenders or the...
  2. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello E46 Fanatics, My vert is approaching nearly 140,000 miles and I want to do a suspension refresh as I recently had my FCA (front control arm) and FCAB (front control arm bushing) go out. That made me realize that I seriously needed to refresh the dated suspension. I changed out the FCAB...
  3. E46 General
    I'm missing the two quarter-turn plastic rivet's/clips that hold the driver's side plastic shield around the brake booster that attaches the shield to the bulkhead and the strut tower. MF'ers flew like fireworks when I was trying to remove this shield during a repair. I lifted the car and...
  4. E46 General
    Hey fanatics, I want to change my front strut mounts soon (2001, 330xi). What special tools do I need for the job (except the McPherson compressor)? Some DIYs mention a strut nut socket, but not all. The ones that do mention it say there might be different sized strut nut sockets needed...
  5. E46 General
    I ordered a set of Ground Control coilovers with their hybrid camber plates (https://groundcontrolstore.com/collections/e46-m3-camber-plates/products/camber-caster-plate-hybrid-bmw-e46-m3-pair) for the M. I want to throw some strut reinforcement plates in while I'm replacing the suspension but I...
  6. Suspension, Brakes
    I want to retain the stock ride height, but also want to decrease roll, dive and squat. It is my current understanding that larger sway bars can help with roll but not really with dive and squat. So I believe that a stiffer spring rate will do the trick; however, I am not sure how to go about...
  7. Suspension, Brakes
    Sarcasm.... So I just noticed one of the bolts is gone from the passenger side strut on my 2002 325xi touring. Looked at a few diagrams and tutorials... seems like the whole assembly has to come out to get to the strut mounting plate. Is that correct? If the whole thing needs to come out...
  8. E46 General
    I just bought a set of Bilstein B4 struts to replace my aging OEM's and have run into a slight problem. On the original struts the diameter tapers at the bottom into a smaller diameter section. Originally, the pinch bolt and clamp was attached to the larger diameter section, as seen in the...
  9. Suspension, Brakes
    Hey guys had a question about what does the red and white stripes mean for my coil springs and struts, please let me know anything you guys might have on this . Thanks in advance!
  10. Suspension, Brakes
    Are there any non-lowering stiffer springs for aftermarket purchase? Or is there a way for me to keep the ride height stock when installing stiffer springs? I am aiming for 600 lbs/in in the front and 700 lbs/in in the rear, while keeping the stock ride height. Also, would it be okay to use...
  11. Suspension, Brakes
    Short version: Are the sport struts about 1.25 inches shorter than the non-sport struts? Long version: As far as I could tell (online VIN report and calling a BMW dealer), my 2002 330i did not have the sport suspension, so I ordered some non-sport KYB shocks and struts. When I tried to replace...
  12. Suspension, Brakes
    had creaking sound in front end that gradually got worse. checked control arm bushings, ball joints - seemed ok. read somewhere on here that sway bars links have sometimes been culprit. removed front sway bar and noise still there. pulled a front strut and found that the strut bearing/mount...
  13. E46 M3
    I'm nearing 70k miles on my M and thinking about replacing my struts and coils. When did you guys replace coil springs and or both, and should I go oem or switch to coilovers? I was thinking PSS10.
  14. E46 General
    Hey everyone, I recently got into an accident in my 2002 M3 while driving home in the rain after an animal ran out in front of me. I reacted, trying not to hit it, but ended up hydroplaning into a curb hard enough to set my passenger side curtain airbags off. The impact took the whole front...
  15. E46 XI
    Anyone ever have trouble inserting a bilstein strut into the steering knucle sleeve? On my Xi, seems the Bilstein strut tube is slightly larger than the knuckle sleeve. I am worried about using a wedge to increase the sleeve gap. The metal is hard and I do not want to snap the sleeve apart...
  16. E46 XI
    Anyone ever have trouble inserting a bilstein strut into the steering knucle sleeve? On my Xi, seems the Bilstein strut tube is slightly larger than the knuckle sleeve. I am worried about using a wedge to increase the sleeve gap. The metal is hard and I do not want to snap the sleeve apart...
  17. E46 Showroom
    Some of you might recall a thread I did called the Transformation from Stock to SweetXi (my car's "handle" LOL).... http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=755481 Well, this spring we decided to complete part 2 of the planned upgrades. Included: - 18" M6 wheels - replaced EAS CAI with...
  18. E46 General
    Hi, I had an accident, and my strut and tire came off the car. I got a new aftermarket control and I replaced it. I put back the strut, it was in working condition. The car runs fine however it pulls to the right a bit. I notice there is negative camber on the passenger side where I had the...
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