Hi guys, having a few issues working out exactly what I should get hold of for my 3. Any help would be greatly appreciated . I have the Avus suspension package which i believe consists solely of eccentric rear mounts on the front wishbones, and Bilstein B6 shocks? And also the 17" staggered BBS' with 225/245 rubber front/rear.
After 90k the suspensions lost its edge and I'm looking to renew it. Thing is I prefer the standard ride height looks wise, and I want to retain reasonable ride quality. However, I'm used to a good handling and feedback through the controls from my previous car and as long as its not rock hard I'm happy to have it a little stiff if the handling makes up for it.
I'll be replacing all shocks and springs, the front wishbones, and all relevant bushings and mounts, and I'm also looking into fitting a second hand LSD, a lower X-brace and possibly some uprated ARBs. I'm not interested in coilovers.
So I've got a few questions, apologies I have searched around on here and across the web but it's painfully slow as I only have my iPhone available at the moment.
What spring choices are there for standard ride height, both OEM and aftermarket? What shocks are available/best? Is there a difference between BMW Bilsteins/Sachs units and aftermarket ones in terms of character and longevity?
Would E30 wishbones with E36 M3 (Avus?) eccentric mounts at the rear be the best option at the front? Also, are the later M3 top mounts much more expensive then standard coupe ones, if so are they worth the gains in camber over the washer method?
Which LSD is best for a road car used daily, regularly on all types of road but taken through its paces where possible?
Are the lower, and especially upper given their prices, braces worth the money?
Which bushes are worth replacing, front and back? And with polyurethane or OEM?
Are uprated ARBs a good move for this kind of setup on the E36?
Cheers again, Ive played trial and error on parts before at great cost, would love to get it right first time this time round!