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Post by BMW_e30 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:48 am

I have a 1984 e30 and I was wondering what coilovers would be best for performance and handling that also lower a decent amount. My budget is about 1,000$.

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Re: Coilovers

Post by Yoshi » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:37 pm

The issue there is that all coils under $1k are piles of shit and will handle like shit and 90% of them come from the same factory in Taiwan (not even kidding).

GC coilovers for performance or just get whatever the hell you find lying around if you're stuck under $1k.
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Post by M20_fever » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:47 pm

If it's an '84 does is have rear drums instead of disc brakes? If so you will have different front struts than most e30s so make sure you get a kit that will work with the very early suspension or convert to later struts. Upgrading the rear trailing arms to discs is probably a good idea too.
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Re: Coilovers

Post by blasphemy101 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:27 pm

If it's just a street car, I would look into the popular spring/strut combinations. A set of H&R Sport or Race springs and Bilstein Sport struts/shocks are a popular option.
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