1. 16 Aug 2018 at 12:31 AM #1
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    I'm after a suspension upgrade on the LCI e90 2010 330 d m sport as I think I've got a knackered rear shock. Might as well do the lot really.

    I'm struggling to find info on who makes the OEM or OEM replacements. I think it's Sachs but I'm after something a little firmer.

    I've already got 19s and 15mm spacers on it so it can't drop much at all but if anyone can recommend anything I'd appreciate it.

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    hello mate

    I'm pretty sure they are sachs. They are advertised on ebay, just search "sachs M Sport Shocks." link at the bottom


    I'm also looking for shocks and will probably be going for Bilstein B8 shocks or the B12 kit. This is the Shortened B8 shocks with Eibach springs which have minimal drop but according to reviews ride better than M sport springs. If you want to keep the oem m sport springs then I would just get the B8 shocks as Bilstein advertise them for lowering springs and OEM sports springs. The B6 shocks are meant for SE springs.


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-330i-330d-E90-E91-E92-E93-MSPORT-FRONT-SHOCK-ABSORBER-BUMP-STOP-SACHS-BOGE/332385701008?hash=item4d63bb4c90:g:e-gAAOSwgHZYC5hK
     
  3. 20 Aug 2018 at 1:07 PM #3
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    Wicked, thanks a lot for the info on that mate.
    I'll have a look at the B8s then with some eibachs. I'm after something a little firmer so hopefully it wont drop too much........
     
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    You're welcome.

    Eibach drop eve so slightly on front and virtually nothing on back. Ive had the B12 on a E34 and they were brilliant. 2 best setups I've had were these and H&R coilovers on my E36 Evo.

    As previously mentioned you can always keep your oem springs with the B8's. I read on the American forums that Eibach spring rate is actually a little softer to start with bit stiffens up more than the OEM as spring compresses. Tastes why ppl prefer the eibach, it's more comfortable and sportier than oem m sport spring
     
  5. 21 Aug 2018 at 2:45 PM #5
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    Again, thanks a lot for the info.

    I found a used set of B8s on ebay but they look pretty ratty. £150 for the set of dampers is a decent price but not if they all need refurbing........which looks like they do.

    I don't want to throw loads at it as it's just a car to get me through the winter until hopefully getting an M2 next year. But I also can't bring myself to half arse it and put cheap crap on it either so maybe it'll have to be the B8s.
     
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    My dad’s got an e92 330i - had knackered rear shock so we swapped over to the Bilstein B4s (also have these on my e46 m3 and 325 - and mk3 golf gti!). Feel like OEM shocks and same ride height. Very well proced and apprently slightly better lasting than sachs?
     
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    Cheers for that svvg. That could be the best solution to keep the costs reasonable. I'll have a look into them.
     
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    B4 are a good option for oem. Either those of oem sachs that are advertised for M sport. Whatever you do don't go for the blue sticker ones called sachs super touring. They are soft as sh1t
     
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    consider the koni str.t shock and spring set , got them on my 123d, its good for under £400
     
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    I wondered about these. Read a few reviews from American owners on these and some were saying they don't last as long and performance starts to deteriorate after a year or so.

    How do they feel and perform on bumpier roads?
    Do they bottom out much?
     
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    They come with H&R springs so drop will be more than B12. Also stiffer.

    Did your 123d kit come with H&R springs?
     
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    they did bottom out a bit, so i sold the h&r springs and i run the orange koni shocks with oem 123d sport springs, much better and looks ok as the shock is slightly shorter so compresses the springthat bit more, been on over 3 years so cant complain, if you were to run the h&r's maybe get shaved top mounts and shorter bumpstops like on the e92 m3s, i didnt know about this when i installed them.
     
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    The koni fsd are meant to be excellent with oem or a mild drop spring like eibach. FSD have been renamed to Koni Special Active now. It's the same technology koni use for their oem lambo shocks. Inthink FSD stands for Frequency Selective Damping.

    They are orange now too
     
  15. 31 Aug 2018 at 8:08 AM #15
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    As said sachs are oem, euro car parts have bug discounts on the, i got 43%off when i ordered a pair of fronts
     
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    They have, avoid the Dung beetle though, its a pile of sh1t:muttley:
     
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