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    Hey all,

    Its time to get new suspension on the motor, the old oem's are getting tired and I guess everything under there will be tired too! so Im hoping you guy's can help me on a suspension decision whether it be coilovers or strut/spring setup.

    My aim is to have a decent daliy drive/track car that I can take on road trips to the nurburgring (without breaking my arse! or getting beached on a speedbump!) but having a setup thats good to take it on?!?!
    The car is getting old and for me its just not worth spending crazy cash on suspension for a 1995 devaluing 3.0 m3.

    I thought about new oem's Sachs-Boge type and after market springs if it would do a decent job?? Ive already bought RSM and plan to get it freshly polybushed.
    I have looked at the group buys on at the moment but also want to know about other makes what you guys the tryed and tested drivers think?

    800 quid budget, cheaper the better, No Rubbish!!

    let me know you choice and why


    Cheers

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    Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs
     
     

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    I would fit nothing else but Bilstein B6 shocks to an M3, they are firm but not rcok hard and they are very progressive, They are not cheap but far better than any other shock absorber or coilover Kit I have used. if you dont want to lower it I would use these. The B6's are suitable for standard height or up to 30mm lower. Any lower than 30mm and you will need the B8's.
    I have recently fitted a set of these to my 325 and it has transfomed the cars handling. No more tramlining, skipping across the road or fighting with the steering. Best money I have ever spent on the car....
     
     

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    I went for Bc coilovers on mine, firmer yes but on the softer settings more than liveable with on a daily basis, and can be set nice and hard for the track, the car sticks to the track like sh*t to a blanket in the dry and is also very nice and predictable in the wet, worked out cheaper than shocks and springs so win win imo.
     
     

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    Thanks for the reply's

    The bilsteins sound tempting I got to admit Instell and forget ilike the sound of that and I'm sure they'll perform ok and outlast any midrange coilovers.
    I had a look at BC's they do look well built, are they easy to adjust? Have you had any problems, leaks etc?
    Do you know if you get any warrranty with them? and do they stock parts? if so to what level?

    I see HSD's are another midrange coilover contender will see how it goes.
     
     

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