Clean setup! 2 questions: Which spacers and extended lugs do you have? Do you have a link to that One Take video?I have Bilstein Sports (E36 328 rears) and H&R springs up front with B&G springs in rear. M3 RTABS, double M3 balljoints, carbon fiber strut brace, custom alignment, Meyle HD FCABs, Meyle HD FCAs, endlinks, new sway bushings, 15mm/12.5mm spacers F/R with extended bolts, refreshed everything, new strut mounts, bearings, etc. Oh and Michelin Pilot Super Sports don't hurt.
Here's Matt Farah testing my car. He said "Damn this thing has tremendous front end grip" while testing in the canyons.
Here's some more info I wrote up on how to rebuild your suspension: E46 Suspension Guide
This forum has decades of collective experience and i want to focus it as best we can in a comprehensive guide of aftermarket suspension setups for the E46. Describe, with the following guidelines, your current or past setups and help make this thread a place where one can learn as much as possible about their suspension options.
- year and body style of car
- the suspension setup you are reviewing
- if it is an adjustable setup, mention how it was adjusted and what range of adjustment is possible
- any additional components on your car that may affect ride quality (aftermarket rims/camber adjustments/strut bars/sway bars/etc.)
- any additional info about the setup (miles driven/amount of drop/etc.)
- the ride style you prefer
- would you recommend this setup?
- price paid, including installation (if applicable)
based on a 1-10 rating scale, describe the following categories:
- Ride Comfort
- a paragraph about your experience with this specific setup
i know some guys like their ride extra stiff just like some people enjoy tweeters that happen to make my eardrums bleed thus, if we can establish what each person prefers it will help explain the reasoning behind their responses, capice?
ok, here we go....
i'll start it off with my review of a stock sport setup.
year and body style: 2005 330i
setup being rated: stock sport suspension
additional aftermarket components: none
additional info: car has about 17,000 miles on it.
preferred ride style: i prefer a ride that feels connected to the road without rattling my imaginary fillings out.
would you recommend this setup? yes, especially compared to a stock non-sport setup. it is a great starting point on an incredibly well rounded car, but it can get better.
price paid, including installation (if applicable): included in purchase price
ride comfort: 7
i used to drive a lexus es300 so when i think of comfort i think of floating over bumps like they don't exist, thus negatively affecting my ride comfort rating. this setup is nice and responsive but i want my car even flatter when i turn hard, with more confidence. a good starting point for sure.
here are some suggestions of setups to rate:
Bilstein Sports and H&R Sport springs
Bilstein Sports and H&R Race springs
H&R Touring Kit
H&R Cup Kit
Koni (don't know specifics...)
get the idea? make this post popular and let the knowledge rain down!! :thumbsup:
p.s. for continuity and ease or reading, copy and paste my review and fill in your own details!!