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    Does anyone have any advice on what setup i should get for my 328 sport? I love the way it rides and handles but the arch gap on the front especially really annoys me.
    I dont want anything to mad not like i had on my saloon so ideally want to stay clear of coilovers. Also want to keep hold of the way it handles just want it a bit lower with decent parts.

    Thanks in advance
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    Have a look at the KW 60/40 kit KW / Suspension Kits / 3er / 3-series Compact (E36); (3/CG) 323i; 6cyl. From Years: 04/94- / Euro Performance Car Parts

    Good quality kit, handling will be greatly improved and it should sit pretty nicely without being stupidly low.

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    Great just the type of kit i was looking for, have been looking at shocks separately and springs and just keep getting confused. Any other bits i should replace at the same time bushes etc ?

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    Top mounts (front and rear), get some Z3 reinforcement plates for the rear struts, replace the nuts and bolts at all the mounting points of the struts. Best thing to do is get the car up in the air before you start ordering parts and check the bushes and drop links. I've just replaced my front drop links with Meyle HD ones and the steering feels a lot tighter for it. Only about 15 a pair, IIRC.

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    Nice one will have a look over the weekend, thanks for the help really appreciated.

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    No problem mate happy to help.

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    Why not try forum vendor Awesome GTI for your KW and other suspension parts.
    Am sure they'll bust a gut to give you the best prices

    http://www.bmwforums.info/showthread.php?p=8816

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABM View Post
    get some Z3 reinforcement plates for the rear struts
    If it helps I've got some for sale? Just drop me a PM.

    You could poly bush everywhere as well. It'll stiffen up the ride a bit but well worth it. E30 wishbones are tougher as well and don't appear as an MOT fail or advisory every year like E36 wishbones do. Other than that you could upgrade the ARBs. Maybe M3 rear and compact front (thickest non-M setup for the front).

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    Quote Originally Posted by grey alien View Post
    Does anyone have any advice on what setup i should get for my 328 sport? I love the way it rides and handles but the arch gap on the front especially really annoys me.
    I dont want anything to mad not like i had on my saloon so ideally want to stay clear of coilovers. Also want to keep hold of the way it handles just want it a bit lower with decent parts.

    Thanks in advance
    Stu
    How much have you got to spend??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    If it helps I've got some for sale? Just drop me a PM.

    You could poly bush everywhere as well. It'll stiffen up the ride a bit but well worth it. E30 wishbones are tougher as well and don't appear as an MOT fail or advisory every year like E36 wishbones do. Other than that you could upgrade the ARBs. Maybe M3 rear and compact front (thickest non-M setup for the front).
    Just been looking at your build with the rear brace, so the brace replaces the reinforcement plates?

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