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    And what would have been the difference between it and its "normal" relative?
    I ask because the oem wallowyness is getting dull. I cant lower my car any more than a sport would allow (20mm isnt it?) any more than that and the sump goes bybyes on the track that i have to use everyday.
    What did they have then? uprated springs/dampers/arb's?
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    There is the base/SE models with standard suspension
    pre March 2001 sport models (6 cylinder only) with lowered sports suspension
    post March 2001 MSport models (all engines) with lowered MSport suspension
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    differences would be different springs (rate and ride height) and uprated dampers.
    if you want to sharpen up your cornering then investigate fitting different anti roll bars and associated bushes
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    Hmm, i see. Did the facelift change much, like suspension wise?
    would facelifted suspension go onto a preface?
    Basically i'm looking to accumulate bits then bung it all on in one hit.
    Springs n dampers i can get from GSF or ECP, something like that, ARBs will be a bit more tretcherous, as youre taking someone at their word, (unless theyre marked?)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    differences would be different springs (rate and ride height) and uprated dampers.
    if you want to sharpen up your cornering then investigate fitting different anti roll bars and associated bushes
    Yeah, this was my initial thinking, i got prices for whiteline arbs front+back, but then thought "this is going to end up with a modified car insurance policy" whereas if i used oem bmw, it would be more oem, if you know what i mean...
    Bushes have been done so its just the boingy bits now..
     
     

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    well M3 arb's wont fit afaik...that leaves the 330i Msport as the range topper...though i suspect any 6cyl model with the Msport suspension has the same arb.
    i dont think there are any differences in the mounting point of pre and post facelift dampers...so i reckon you need to find someone breaking an Msport 6 cyl
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    ive got 2 rear 330 msport saloon springs lying around serviceable but corroded tho, waiting for the pikey scrapman to come down the street..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    btw...how is fatherhood treating you?
    Really well thanks, the little tyke has been a bit trying, and OMG do they knacker you out...
    My mrs has been brilliant with him, as i'm working (too much!) a lot so she has to deal with him...

    Thanks for the offer daily, was gonna get myself new stuf then lob it all on.
    Some madman gave me his old suspension when he upgraded a while ago, when i was trying to find my wandery steering issue...
    I have the 24mm arb and a quick check on realoem looks like thats it, when it comes to arbs and my model..Like you say, an M3 one wont fit.

    I got a flipping good price off the guy who quoted me for f+r whitelines, so i might just get them and see where i go after that....(brands hatch again, probably...!)
     
     

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    I've got a set of Sport springs in excellent condition coming my way, they came off my brother's E46 328i (March 2000), which are in excellent condition. PM me if you're interested - they're currently at my brother's (in Holland) but can easily find themselves in the UK.

    Get yourself some new powerflex ARB bushes (front & rear) & keep your existing ARB's - there's very little difference throughout the E46 range regarding ARB stiffness. The powerflex bushes stiffen everything up nicely - you'll laugh when you remove the spongy OEM bushes.

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    Hiya Paddy!
    The fronts have been treated to a set of polys, was toying with the rears but then realised if i got the whitelines, i'd have to change them anyway, as theyre massive in comparison (ooer!).
    most other bushes have been poly's other than the rear arb!
    Was your brothers 328 a 'loon?
     
     

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