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  1. Suspension, Brakes
    I got this car back in November and have slowly been working through its problems which seem to be never ending. When I first picked it up I noticed that it had a shake in the steering when braking and a slight vibration when driving at highway speeds. So far I have replaced the rear struts...
  2. E46 General
    So I recently fixed my 99 323i to the point where it'll move, and it does move pretty good under the circumstances. I replaced the coilovers all around but im not sure on how I could potentially fix this or take it to a body shop?
  3. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello forum (seems like all the posts I started are about issues)! Owner of a 2002 E46 M3 convertible here. I noticed some squeaky sound from the rear left corner of the car, particularly when I turn right while the car leans left and when going over some bumpier roads. The squeaky sound will...
  4. E46 XI
    Real quick question. I have a blown shock on rear of my 330xi E46. Is the shocks the same as the regular standard suspension E46's even though I have the sport seats, steering wheel, etc? I am assuming they are Bilstein B4 shocks. Thanks
  5. E46 General
    Hello, I'm currently in the process of refreshing most stock/oem things on my 2003 325i. It has 170k miles and I can tell the rear shocks are starting to go out. I was interested in possibly lowering it, and was wondering if there was a recommended budget coilover kit or shocks/struts with...
  6. 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...
  7. Suspension, Brakes
    Hi, Since the et value of my rims dont realy fit my car im looking into higher and stiffening my back supsension (got the origanlly for my e90 but had to buy a e46 for a few reasons). Currently i have stock suspension. But is there a suspension kit to higher the car and maybe to use some...
  8. Suspension, Brakes
    So, I am in need of new suspension pieces for my e46 wagon. It was sitting for years and now the suspension is completely shot. I don’t have the biggest budget but I’m torn on what I should do. Should I go for just an eBay coil over kit for the front and rear? (The eBay kit is about 250$) But I...
  9. Suspension, Brakes
    Looking for good quality coilovers for my ‘03 325i Budget is around $600-800 but if there are cheaper quality ones I’d love to hear about it! Any recommendations?
  10. E46 General
    For quite a while now there has been a metal on metal clank sound that comes from the rear going over every single bump (small divets in the road) so when Im driving on a rough road it is clinking like crazy and i hate it. Ive taken all my tools out of the trunk, taken out the jack and spare...
  11. E46 General
    My cars started to make a knocking sound now and again when I turn only from the right side, I’ve got new front springs to change and I was wondering if it could possibly be the strut mounts as it sounds like it’s coming from the top right of the suspension assembly. I was planning on changing...
  12. Tires, Wheels
    18x8.5+30 (5x120) 18x9.5+35 (5x120) 245/35/18 hankook k120 265/35/18 hankook k120 these are the wheels and tires im using along with this kit from ecs https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assembled-by-ecs-parts/e46-zhp-suspension-upgrade-kit/33500429577~kt2/ im just curious on both fitment and...
  13. Suspension, Brakes
    Hi all. I recently purchased an H & R Touring Cup Kit for my 2004 325i convertible w/o factory sport package. H & R says this kit would lower the car 1.3" F and 1.2" R. I think the kit lowered the car even more, like maybe 2.0" F and R. Needless to say, bumps and dips in the road are an issue...
  14. E46 M3
    I just bought an E46 M3. It has been my dream car forever and I was finally able to afford one while leaving money aside for maintenance. It's in good shape but it was modified a little. I want to address the ride height/quality. Currently the ride is bumpy and low. I really want to...
  15. E46 General
    Can anyone recommend any specific shocks for a 2005 BMW 325Ci? Pictured. Want to restore OEM feel, possibly "upgrade" the feel to really smooth out the ride. Heres what I have narrowed down so far 1. For Stock OE Ride quality/performance - SACHS BMW Shock Absorber - Sachs 556-882 BILSTEIN...
  16. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello guys, I am looking coilover to buy in central FL area. I am current in Orlando and I do not mind taking a little trip to come see it. I was something that has damping adjusted.
  17. E46 General
    Does anyone know what the difference between the two of these are? Accidently ordered the standard ones without knowing my car had sport suspension and wondering if its worth it to send these back to get the sports. As it stands now, the ones I have are long af and are a bitch to get in, curious...
  18. Suspension, Brakes
    Just installed kw V1 coilovers and new controls arms on my 02 325Ci. Dropped the car to lowest kw allowance in the instillation manual which is about 12 1/2 inches from center of wheel to fender contact. So it’s by no means slammed, just a sport type set up. I haven’t aligned it yet but on my...
  19. E46 General
    So I've been having an annoying squeak coming from under my 2005 325i (5 speed manual) for quite some time now and it is driving me nuts. It sounds to be coming from the front of the vehicle, but I'm not 100% sure. The steering feel and alignment of the vehicle is good. It happens all the time...
  20. Suspension, Brakes
    Brand new to BMW. So trying to learn. New to fast cars as well so trying to make my way through all the new jargon. I know more about trucks and towing lol. Picked up our 2004 M3 vert a month ago. Bone stock minus Dinan S2 installed by dealer. 30k miles. One owner. Got this car so both my wife...
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