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Posted by Skitz von Bimmerhead on July 20, 2000 at 17:59:58:

In Reply to: Re: Suspension Questions.... posted by Ritter on July 20, 2000 at 16:54:53:

If yer in college and on a budget and only driving on the street, the stock Boge TurboGas shocks are fine. One up from there is Bilstein Heavy Duty which is all you'll ever need on the street. Bilstein Sports are good too but now yer getting into stiffer ride quality geared for the track (which puts undue stresses on the M3 - look for dimples on roof between sunroof and windshield). If you had the bucks I'd recommend adjustable Konis. As for street springs, unless yours are worn out the stock ones are fine. If you feel you must change, at least go with Eibachs. When you can open your wallet a shade more, best are H&Rs. My recommendation for your situation, however, is to dish your fancy shmancy 16" rims and strut braces and sway bars and go back as close as possible to stock - 15" rims (tires are less expensive) and proper suspension. What year is your M3? if '88 do you have the updated offset control arm bushings? You need them! What contition are your control arms in? Very Important on this machine. Original steel is fine for your needs. - Skitz

...I would go for Tokico shocks and Intrax springs...

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