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    Quick question, I've got some brand new FK AK coilovers sitting here waiting to go on my 2001 330 ci with 91k on the clock.

    Any idea what else I would need to fit or replace at the same time when I install these?

    Just want to lower the front an inch and stiffen it up a bit.
    Car drives like new still so assume bushes and such should be ok.

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    you might need to have a 6mm spacer set to clear the front coilovers buddy wheel wise and check your top mounts are ok.
     
     

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    If it were me I would certainly look at renewing the front top mounts and the rear shock mounts (the latter are notorious for prematurely failing, even on stock suspension).
    Might also be worth checking how your front arb drop links are looking while you're in there.
    None of the above is particularly pricey but well worth doing, especially the front top mounts as it'll save having to take it all apart again later.

    Hope that helps.
     
     

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I have some 5mm spacers for the front so hopefully they will work for clearance issues.

    I'll have a look for some new top mounts, any ideas on the best place to order them from?
     
     

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    on the e36 rears people uprate to z3 ones so unsure on the e46.

    ebay maybe and im sure others who own e46 s will help more on that front
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy James View Post
    Thanks for the advice guys, I have some 5mm spacers for the front so hopefully they will work for clearance issues.

    I'll have a look for some new top mounts, any ideas on the best place to order them from?
    ECP or GSF should be good enough. Don't need to go too far.
     
     

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