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    I was looking into getting a 328i sport to replace my knackered standard 328i, though after a bit of advice from here I'm wondering if I'm better off getting another standard 328i and replacing the shocks. Not too knowledgeable when it comes to aftermarket suspension, I'm after something a little stiffer (not too stiff, want some comfort left!) and not too expensive, could anyone point me in the right direction?
     
     

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    eibach springs
    the pro kit iswhat you're after.
    dont go too hard with the dampers...standard ones work well with eibachs
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    eibach springs
    the pro kit iswhat you're after.
    dont go too hard with the dampers...standard ones work well with eibachs
    +1

    Although I ended up going for Koni springs - wouldn't have been my first choice, but got them for a steal on eBay.

    328 coupes have reasonable suspension. New springs will help it feel a lot less tired. Also might be a good time to see if any of the rubber suspension mounts have perished - do it at the same time for only a fraction more.
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    So with a good set of springs and the original shocks should that banish most of the sogginess? I must admit I've only briefly driven an E36 Coupe so my saloon and it's softness is the general impression of what E36s are like to drive.
     
     

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    The sogginess is coming from tired springs and shocks mate, mine were shot too.
    I've just put hottuning coilovers on and am very happy with them, going to tweak the ride height next week when i get my 18's on
     
     

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