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Old 11-09-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
E30killer12
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How good is after market suspension for an E92? stay with OEM?



So, i'll be picking up an E92 335i here sometime in the next year, i currently drive a 90 E30 325i that's all done up, to break it down the simple way i have konie shocks, bav auto h&r rep springs, eibach front strut brace, Meghan racing rear brace with rear tower support rings, helo rims and eibach full anti roll bars adjustable. needless to say it's a car on rails, the motor has some add ons but for the most part it's a sweet deal (Z3 rack so it turns real great ) i have lots of fun in it.

ANYWAY!

looking at the E92 335i it's a quick car, we all know what mods can be done to make that car stupid fast. but how does it preform in the corners or compared to an E30? (LOL) i know it's a boat compared to the E30 but with a little suspension work, can the car turn and preform good? or is the E92 just meant to go fast in a straight line? what's the balance like? I'm very use to a simple car that doesn't have any dohickys to or multi link suspension, I'm a steering rack to wheels type guy if that makes any sense. How will i like an E92 say set up the same way with good suspension work? is it even worth it or? How do you guys like your set up E92? corner worthy or forge about it?


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Old 11-19-2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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OEM E92 Suspension is decent, nothing amazing. That being said, cars have came a long way since 1990.

You going to need a set of nice coilovers, sway bars, and M3 suspension components.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:29 PM   #3
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Lol you’re comparing a 20+ year old chassis and suspension setup to that of modern day cars. When it comes to actual performance (read: not *feel*), it’s not even close.

While the stock E92 setup is comfort biased, it’s still a sporty driving car. Upgrading the springs and shocks will yield even more dramatic results. It’s far from a “straight line only” car. No clue where your conjecture was drawn from.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:34 PM   #4
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^^Agreed with the above comments. I also am an E30 guy and know them really well after sampling many different setups over the years, but I have to admit that a regular E9x with half decent tires and a simple set of name brand coilovers blows my mind on what the chassis is capable of. Waaaaayyyyyy more 'on rails' than you can ever even NEED for street use. As long as the car is in good shape mechanically and not a run down piece of junk, you'll be very happy with it.
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