1997 E36 323i - Bilstein B12+Powerflex bush kit

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  1. 1997 E36 323i - Bilstein B12+Powerflex bush kit 
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    Do you guys think I could get any problems with my E36 323i touring non M-tech, with E36 17"Forged M Double Spoke's
    BTW how is the powerflex kit ride like hard,firm on bad road's etc.
    Does any one have a B12+Powerflex kit with large alloys.

    Would love to hear your views or experiences.
     
     

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    i have wishbone bushes front and rear in polyeurathane and noticed no difference in ride quality after fitting them
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Just wondering guys with this Kit do I need to get new topmount's or do the factory one's suffice.

    If I don't need to get them is it worth getting some as it will complete the suspension so to speek.

    Any recommendations on what to get ?

    I have Ordered the B12 kit and Powerflex kit have to wait a while for delivery Would be nice to know if I need to get top mounts so I can add them on to my order
     
     

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    Any ideas anyone ?
     
     

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    You might as well pick up a couple of new ones, then you won't need to touch it again.
    For the front, you just need regular OEM ones, they are pretty reliable.

    For the rears, e46 M3 Cabrio ones are the strongest, as they can fail by the rubber inner tearing out.
    There is also reinforcement plates available from the Z3, as there have been some cases of cracking and metal fatigue around the rear top mounts.
    Although rare, the stiffer shocks may increase the chance of damage.

    The front top mounts are available from ECP/GSF if needed (usually, they old ones are reused)
    Rear top mounts maybe available from ECP/GSF, the reinforcement plates are available from BMW.
     
     

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    Thanks m8 Their's a ecp in my town will go there tomoz and see if i can pick some up, really looking forward to this mod being finished as my suspension atm is feeling really tired after the crappy winter we just had.
    Last edited by RobfromEssex; 13-09-2010 at 00:33.
     
     

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    Update:
    B12,powerflex bushes and e46 m/cabrio all fitted now, Sat a llittle higher than I envisaged but thankfully settled down a bit and is what I was aiming for know.
    As for the ride feels very solid, very minimal body roll even when cornering hard. All good in the hood.
    Next I think I'm going to get a m50 manifold once I can afford it, That suspension and everything else rinsed me xD
     
     

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    update:

    Right It's been a while since I posted on these forums

    Just thought I needed to update this thread a little xD
    Managed to get hold of a Alpina527 manifold which has really put a smile on my face and bought a bm conversions heatshield coupled with a k&n cone filter, So things are moving on nicely.

    I don't know how being that these cars are german and shouldn't have souls but I am finding myself getting really attached to this car lol.

    Hopefully It won't be as long next time.
     
     

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