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  1. Assembly is the reverse of disassembly!?! - Front Struts

    E46 Xi Forum
    2004 325xiT. No problems getting the struts out, disassembled, etc. But for the life of me I cannot get the new replacement struts down into front hub/carrier. The old strut fits like a dream. The new ones (Bilstein) catch at about 3/4" down. Only physical difference in the two I can...
  2. E46 M3 Koni Sport Struts - Like new

    Suspension and Braking
  3. Suspension Refresh?

    Suspension & Braking
    Hi everyone, It's been a while since my original post on the forums ( and my 2003 325i has come a long way in terms of reliability. At this point I figure it is time to refresh the suspension. The goal for this job is to improve the daily...
  4. 330i Suspension - bushing and shocks

    Suspension & Braking
    Hello! :hi: I recently installed new polyurethane bushings on my car and uncovered a different problem! :blah: Front shocks are completely shot. I will eventually be needing rear shocks but they are not as bad. Mechanic said that front shocks/struts are 1st priority. I received an estimate...
  5. shock/strut assembly

    General E46 Forum
    i have an 01 325xi and i am over due on shocks. when it comes to shocks i have absolutely no clue what im am talking about. but i know i want to replace the whole assembly. any recommendations for what to buy? i would love to get a sport suspension and lower it a little, but at the same time i...
  6. 325i 2001 SUSPENSION

    General E46 Forum
    Hey E46 fam. Quick question. I'm interested in buying these replacement shocks. Are these good or bad ?
  7. Bilstein vs. Koni

    Suspension & Braking
    I need to replace my front struts, and I was wondering what everybody thinks of Bilstein vs Koni struts. Most people I've seen on the forum recommend Bilstein, but is that because it's just the best for the money, or because it's the best period? Konis are sometimes twice as expensive (the ones...
  8. Bad springs

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey guys soo every time i park and get out of the car, as soon as i get out the car lifts up and i can hear it metal . Soo im sure that means its time too replace my rear suspension. Im going to do front and rear But ive never hear anything about springs. Unless cracked or chipped do springs...
  9. Struts??

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey guys im thinking about replacing my struts and im just wondering what are some good names out there , and the general pricing for them, thanks in advance !
  10. Mouse over image to zoom SACHS-New-Upper-Front-Strut-Mounts SACHS-New-Upper-Front-S

    Suspension and Braking
    Sachs upper strut mounts for sale. Bought and never used. Cheap!
  11. E46 330 [SOLD] Koni FSD (2003 330i sport pkg) w/ xtras NIB! - $400

    Suspension and Braking
    SOLD:thanks: Last year I bought everything needed for a full suspension refresh e.g. Koni FSDs (, reinforcement plates, bushings, spring sleeves, etc. However, before I was able to install everything my car was sandwiched and written off. I recently...
  12. E46 M3 Front struts, springs, and top hats. SOLD

    Suspension and Braking
    I have the front struts with the top hats and springs from my M3. These have about 50k on them and functioned perfectly when I took them off the car. The reason they were taken off was b/c I installed coils. Looking for a quick sale. $45 for the pair. Buyer pays shipping and PayPal fees. SOLD
  13. HELP! Will non-sport struts on sport springs for 2004 330CI?

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey guys! Did some searching on the site and found the following threads: They didn't really answer my question to the extent...
  14. E46 Quick Struts

    Suspension & Braking
    Hello All, I'm planning on doing my front struts and springs soon. My mechanic buddy suggested I look for something called quick struts. Google hasn't turned up anything but I wanted to ask if such a thing existed for our bimmers? Thank guys!
  15. WTB 2001 325i Coilovers or Spring/Shocks

    Suspension and Braking
    I am looking for reasonable set of springs, struts, or coilovers for my E46.
  16. Strut and Shock Commentary

    Suspension & Braking
    This thread is not a complete pictorial guide for shock installation. What I am going to try to do is fill in some of the gaps that other guides seem to leave out. So what follows are just a few good photos and general commentary on what you can expect during this job. Please seek out other more...
  17. DIY Struts -- pre-assemble or no?

    General E46 Forum
    Need to replace the struts/spring/shocks on my '03 325i Sport. Probably B12/Eibach Pro Kit or FSD/HR setup. I want to pre-assemble the new front struts with all-new parts (pads, top plate, mounts, reinforcement etc) before taking the old ones out. But I'm a little concerned about leaving a...
  18. Any E46 E46 Front Struts Stagg - $70 - NY

    Suspension and Braking
  19. E46 Front Struts Stagg - $70 - NY

    NY / NJ / CT
    part on the far left of course, others not f/s. STAGG FRONT SHOCKS/STRUTS 1999-2005 BMW (E46) 323i, is 325i, is 328i, is. 330i, ci. MSRP: $120.00 ASKING PRICE: $70 firm picked up from my door step. add $20-$30 shipped...