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HuGo
06-15-2007, 03:57 AM
Well not really BUT, my parents decided to give me my Bday gift a little early. But i had told my parents that whatever i got for my Bday i was going to save up for my suspension upgrade. My dad had asked me how much the springs costed and i said around $200 bucks. So my mom gave me clothes and a new chain cuz my other one was getting old. And my dad gave me $225 dollars which will cover the springs. Now i just gotta come up money for the shocks.

Watch out guys cuz Hugo is gonna drop! :biggrin:

1996 328ti
06-15-2007, 04:00 AM
Springs are cheap. You should have hit them up for the struts.

HuGo
06-15-2007, 04:03 AM
Springs are cheap. You should have hit them up for the struts.

LMAO. No sh!t huh. Nah man, my parents do so much for me. Im happy that i atleast got the springs covered. Ill get my shocks probably on my next pay check cuz the next one is all mine :biggrin:

DocDuvi
06-15-2007, 04:46 AM
nice sig haha what are you thinking of getting? H&R's?

HuGo
06-15-2007, 04:51 AM
nice sig haha what are you thinking of getting? H&R's?

Yea most likely H&R Sports. I dont want to drop the car that much. 1.4 front and 1.0 rear sounds kool to me.

LoL, thanks for the comment, i wish i can make the pic a little bigger :tongue:

DocDuvi
06-15-2007, 05:22 AM
well i was looking at the bav autos since they have em on sale 200 shipped but cant really decide over the H&R sports what ya say I should do??

HuGo
06-15-2007, 11:15 PM
Yea im gonna go with H&R sport springs. 1.4 front and 1.0 rear is a nice drop for me. I dont wanna go anything lower.

Question is, what shocks should i go with now?

DocDuvi
06-16-2007, 05:45 AM
i wold say bilstein! everytime i get something else i've regret it

Viper3812
06-16-2007, 05:57 AM
Question is, what shocks should i go with now?

Bilstein Sports is the winner.

Viper3812
06-16-2007, 06:00 AM
Yea most likely H&R Sports. I dont want to drop the car that much. 1.4 front and 1.0 rear sounds kool to me.


Bavuato = 1.25 front, but for some reason it looks lower on my car. Look at my avatar and other pics I post around or in the gallery possibly.

HuGo
06-16-2007, 06:04 AM
H&R sports w/ Bilstein it is.
Can you provide me with a link or the exact name of the bilstein shock/strut/absorber (whatever that thing is called) i need or should go for cuz they have different ones.

I was told that i might need to get something plates and a camber kit i think it was?

Viper3812
06-16-2007, 06:14 AM
Just look for Bilstein Sports for the 318ti and your good. You don't need camber plates on a sport setup, but you need new rear shock mounts.

HuGo
06-16-2007, 06:52 AM
Like about how many percent more will my thread wear, wear down than normal?

HuGo
06-16-2007, 10:45 AM
Too expensive?

http://www.namotorsports.net/detail.cfm/part_cd/NA.E36318tStg1.Sport

adamud
06-16-2007, 04:09 PM
for shocks the cheapest I found was tirerack
http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/suspension.jsp?&make=Bilstein&model=Sport+Strut&group=Sport+Shock&autoMake=BMW&autoModel=318ti&autoYear=1996&autoModClar=&partNum=F4.VE3.4402.H0&perfCode=S

HuGo
06-16-2007, 08:03 PM
So i gotta get one left, one right, 2 rears?

Why didnt they just do a kit where you get 4, and a discount for getting all 4.

adamud
06-16-2007, 10:55 PM
Because someone may only need one, say if they ran into something on the passenger side of their car and messed up the shock that is on that side, then they may only need one shock.

But yes, you do need to order one left one right and two rears.

DocDuvi
06-17-2007, 04:22 AM
Bav auto has the bilstein cheaper chek them out

HuGo
06-17-2007, 07:11 AM
Well, they should have a small discount for buying all 4.

HuGo
06-17-2007, 02:53 PM
Bav auto has the bilstein cheaper chek them out

$450 total with free shipping sounds like a very good deal!

I know i dont got the money now but ill just put them on my CC since its money saver right now.

HuGo
06-18-2007, 12:12 AM
Yup, when i get home from work i will be ordering these for sure.

saintse36
06-22-2007, 09:31 PM
just get what i run hugo i got koni yellow adjustable with H&R track spring will u felt my ride at the meet will my set cost bout 1900 for but i got the car like that l8tz

HuGo
06-22-2007, 10:06 PM
just get what i run hugo i got koni yellow adjustable with H&R track spring will u felt my ride at the meet will my set cost bout 1900 for but i got the car like that l8tz

Sorry, im not a high roller. I dont have that kind of feds.

saintse36
06-22-2007, 10:26 PM
ok i just got lucky that set up was done for my car i need a roll cage fast and soon maybe i will have it by the next meet i hoping lazoh has it ready for my euro spec meet on sunday

HuGo
06-22-2007, 10:34 PM
WWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :weee: :weee: :weee:

Came a little earlier. Was suppose to be here on monday. Now just waiting for the springs!!

DocDuvi
06-23-2007, 12:04 AM
awesome

saintse36
06-23-2007, 01:46 AM
sweet man then we run single lane canyon run

project318TI
07-06-2007, 09:36 AM
Is there anyway you can drop the H&R sport springs and keep the stock suspension?

96cali
07-06-2007, 04:01 PM
Is there anyway you can drop the H&R sport springs and keep the stock suspension?

If by that you mean install lowering springs and keep the stock shocks, you could but it will wear out the shocks quickly. Then you will have to remove everything and reinstall new shocks.

BleMW
07-06-2007, 04:52 PM
do you need rear shock mounts with the bts kit?

(sorry if off-topic, i figured not too-off)

larryn
07-06-2007, 05:00 PM
It's a good preventative measure, and for a small amount can add some reassurance that you're not tearing your upper shock mounts to pieces while making things stiffer (placing more stress on the RSM)

96cali
07-06-2007, 11:27 PM
e46 M3 RSMs work well, not expensive

HuGo
07-15-2007, 09:42 AM
I gotta say, i love my set up. A lot of things have changed. But hey, i cant complain when i only spent like 100 bucks outta my pocket.

Will post pics later.

kaydenver
07-23-2007, 04:15 AM
Hi, Any1
I'm looking for lowing spring or coilover for my 318ti that lower than H&R [more than 2"] any1 know where i can find it??

tonyyy
07-25-2007, 03:31 AM
just get what i run hugo i got koni yellow adjustable with H&R track spring will u felt my ride at the meet will my set cost bout 1900 for but i got the car like that l8tz


Yeahhhh, Koni SA's and H&R Race should not be that much, whatsoever.

Ripped off much ? Or is that what Johnny had on the car before hand ?

cooljess76
07-25-2007, 06:43 AM
Hi, Any1
I'm looking for lowing spring or coilover for my 318ti that lower than H&R [more than 2"] any1 know where i can find it??
H&R Race for the z3 roadster. Lowered my car about 2.5 front and rear.