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Trying to find a list of all the suspension options out there for your E46 M3 in 2023 and 2024? Looking for a new suspension or coilover setup in general your BMW E46 M3? We put together a list of trusted sources where you can purchase with confidence. Browse our recommend selection of suspension and coilovers for the BMW E46 M3 below! You can use our discount codes or check their websites to see what promotions and coupons they currently offer. 

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Designed to maximize the performance on vehicles with DOT-R and other ultra high-performance tire setups. KW Clubsport 2-Way coilovers are the ideal choice for double-duty street cars, use at HPDE’s(high performance drivers education), time attack or time trials, and club level racing.The Clubsport setup was specially designed on the Nordschleife and the continuous adjustable ride height allows for fine corner weight or making setup changes.

The TVR-A and TVC-A valve technology -rovide an unmatched level of separately adjustable damping for the rebound and compression enabling a customized set up appropriate for the vehicle’s modifications such as weight, tire characteristics, and other various conditions. The KW Clubsport 2-Way INOX-LINE coilover kit is the ideal tool for performance-oriented drivers and experienced tuning enthusiasts who place a strong emphasis on the overall performance of their suspension.

The KW 2-Way Clubsport features patented TVR-A and TVC-A technology -hat provides separately adjustable rebound and compression damping. The extensive Adjustment -ange of the independently configurable rebound and compression make it easy to directly influence the steering behavior, directional stability, grip and handling characteristics for confident and repeatable results at the limit of driving dynamics.

 

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Ohlins 00-06 BMW M3 (E46) Dedicated Track Coilover System

 

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Öhlins Racing has been an integrated part of the motorsport industry as well as the motorcycle and automotive industry for 40 years. Our focus has always been on high-quality products, service and support, all the way from the MotoGP circuits to the local, national racing events in over 50 distributing countries. Our philosophy has always been to supply the aftermarket, OEM partners and teams with high-end suspension technology, and we are all dedicated to exceeding our customer’s expectations throughout the world.

 

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Megan Racing was founded on the belief that the goal of the automotive enthusiast should not be limited by the size of one’s wallet, but rather on their heart and passion for motor-sports. Our products are designed with performance, durability and especially the budget of the driver in mind.

 

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MTS Technik may be new to the USA market, but they are not new to designing and creating suspension systems. MTS Technik coilovers feature industry leading components found on higher end suspension systems for a fraction of the price. All coilover systems are protected by a double layer of gold zinc on the steel shock body to increase corrosion resistance. Unlike other manufacturers, they use world leading Eibach sport springs to guarantee the best ride you can trust. All MTS Technik coilovers are TUV certified.

 

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Yonaka Motorsports coilovers are designed to give you an increased level of handling ability over the factory suspension.  Designed for daily driving, but excellent for the track, Yonaka coilovers give you the ability to lower the car without reducing shock travel, since the adjustment is made with treading the shock body, instead of compressing the springs.  Built for long life, high performance.

 

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Eibach Pro-Street Kit 01-06 BMW E46 (Incl. Convertible)

 

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The BC Racing ZR Series Coilovers offer the most adjustability of any BC Racing Coilover System to date. Each ZR Series Coilover System is track tested and developed specifically for racers looking for more damping adjustability than the ER or HM Series can provide. The ZR Series offers 15-clicks of low-speed compression adjustment, 12-clicks of high-speed compression adjustment, and 30-clicks of rebound adjustment. They also offer full height adjustability independent of piston shaft travel and spring compression.

On cars with McPherson struts, the ZR Series comes standard with an inverted mono-tube damper. The damper has a steel braided line exiting the top of the damper leading to the external reservoirs that can be remotely mounted on the chassis for easy adjustment.

 

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The BC Racing ER Series Coilover System is the next evolution in your suspension tuning and vehicle setup needs. The ER Series offers 30-clicks of independently adjustable compression and rebound with remote reservoirs to increase oil capacity and help with faster heat dissipation.

Each ER Series Coilover System undergoes the same rigorous testing and development as the coilover series that precede it, with the addition of more extensive real-world track testing. For racers and enthusiasts that are looking for more adjustability in terms of varying compression and rebound settings, look no further than the BC Racing ER Series Coilover System.

 

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The BC Racing ZR Series Coilovers offer the most adjustability of any BC Racing Coilover System to date. Each ZR Series Coilover System is track tested and developed specifically for racers looking for more damping adjustability than the ER or HM Series can provide. The ZR Series offers 15-clicks of low-speed compression adjustment, 12-clicks of high-speed compression adjustment, and 30-clicks of rebound adjustment. They also offer full height adjustability independent of piston shaft travel and spring compression.

On cars with McPherson struts, the ZR Series comes standard with an inverted mono-tube damper. The damper has a steel braided line exiting the top of the damper leading to the external reservoirs that can be remotely mounted on the chassis for easy adjustment.

 

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The BC Racing BR Series is our most popular suspension package. Equally at home on street and track the BR Series offers the best of both worlds with ride height and damping adjustability. Damping is adjusted simultaneously and height is adjusted independently of piston and spring stroke. The BR Series offers a minimum 2 inch drop* as well as 30 levels of damping adjustment.

 

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Fortune Auto engineers were tasked with a focused goal to make the Generation 7 – 500 Series dampers the best single adjustable system on the market at a very affordable price point. All systems are completely hand-built. We insist on building bespoke suspension in order to offer the best quality control in the industry.

 

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Based on the Mono-Tube dampening system, the Riaction Sport Coilover is geared for daily driving, and street car enthusiasts looking for increased ride performance. With ride height and damping adjustments, Riaction sport coilovers can be customized to match your driving style. Riaction uses quality materials merged with precision design to deliver a unique, and fully rebuildable coilover.

 

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Track/Race kits will feature valving that is specifically tuned to work with the stiffer spring rate. It is the most aggressively valved kit and is suggested for road course, slammed show cars, and drifting. Street Sport is designed to be above OEM, and is more aggressive and ideal for street, drift, and occasional autocross. Street Comfort is designed to feel close to OEM and is the most comfortable valving that we offer.

 

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The D2 Racing coilover kit is a high performance suspension system that is specially designed for your vehicle. Perfect for the modified street car that also sees weekend track time, the D2 Racing RS Series coilovers feature separate height and reload adjustments so you can configure your suspension to your desired settings. Unlike many other coilovers, the D2 Racing suspension allows for you to lower your vehicle while maintaining full strut travel at all times, ensuring the best possible handling and comfort.

 

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TruHart coilovers are designed to dramatically improve handling performance while being easy on the budget.  Made from the same quality materials as many more expensive coilovers, these coilovers allow you to adjust the lowering of your vehicle for your specific tastes and needs.  Each TruHart coilover system comes with a full set of coilovers, with two front and two rear coilovers that feature a Zinc coated strut to provide protection against corrsion.

 

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GodSpeed MonoSS coilovers are great entry level single adjustable coilovers. GodSpeed starts with a race coilover and tones it down for the street to give you an extremely capable coilover that you can comfortably use every day.  GodSpeed uses some of the best components on the market such as a carbon seamless steel 52mm tube with a high performance internal shock piston that provides fast and precise damper response.  GodSpeed coilover springs are cold-bent from high strength SAE9252 steel to be comfortable and high performance.  

 

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Solo Werks is well known for their entry level coilover kits. Offered at a great price with excellent features, Solo Werks coilovers come with two front and two rear dampers with adjustable height progressive springs. The springs are adjustable using black spring perches which have a double lock ring design to ensure they don’t come loose during daily or aggressive driving. Each coilover kit has spring rates and damper adjustments that are set perfectly for each application.

 

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Eibach PRO-STREET-S offers you optimal sport performance without making big sacrifices in comfort. Due to its height-adjustability, the Pro-Street-S coil-over allows you to fine tune to your specifications.

Our experience flows directly into our coil-over suspension systems through many years of in-house development, as well as manufacturing shock absorbers and ERS springs for the top series in national and international motorsports.

 

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1.Droplinks: Shortened droplinks are required. Quantity -2 front+2 rear shocks,Spanner + Sway bars as shown in the picture -2 C- Spanners Compatible With adjustment -2 rear Springs+2 front Springs -Front Bump stops and dust covers. Spring Rate: 7 kg/mm (392 lbs/in) ; 7 kg/mm (392 lbs/in) Damper: Non Adjustable Damper Adjustable Height: YES : 2 years Compatible With any manufacturing defect Feature – Adjustable ride height – Adjustable pre-load spring tension – Most components are made from 6063 aluminum with T6 Compatible With increased hardness — the advantages include excellent strength, and aluminum helps keep the weight down.

 

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H&R RSS Coil Overs are designed and tested on the famous Nurburgring, and are for the performance minded driver that requires the mosTUVehicle feedback. The result is flat cornering and supreme directional control-a perfect choice for the high performance driver. RSS Coil Overs lower the center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling. Like all H&R coil overs, RSS Coil Overs feature H&R exclusive dynamic damper technology and a fully threaded shock body.

 

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H&R’street Performance Coil Overs are the perfect suspension’solution for discerning drivers-from daily drivers’to serious tuners-who can appreciate awesome handling and superb ride comfort. Each coil over shock is custom valved to work in conjunction with a precision-engineered progressive rate spring, creating a finely tuned suspension’system. The fully threaded shock body allows for adjustable vehicle height. This feature helps balance vehicle weight, resulting in a lower center of gravity and improved performance and control.

 

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The XTA plus 3 coilover kit gives your car maximum performance for the road and the tools you need for any challenge. From the factory, the XTA plus 3 coilover kit is equipped with KW dampers that are adjustable in high-speed and low- speed compression as well as adjustable rebound damping. With 24 clicks of adjustment for each, high-speed and low-speed compression damping and 18 clicks of rebound adjustment, your suspension knows no limits. It doesn’t matter if you bolt in an aftermarket roll cage, weld in a cage, upgrade to spherical bushing or changed wheel loads – the XTA plus 3 coilover has what it takes to keep your car dialed! Of course, the XTA plus 3 also includes a parts approval certificate, race springs and aluminium unibal top mounts.

 

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Looking for maximum performance for your car? Our adjustable ST XTA Coilover kits are the upgrade you need. All ST XTA systems are delivered with a linear race springs system, adjustable dampers, and aluminum unibal camber adjustable top mounts.

ST XTA Coilover kits deliver precise adjustment to your ride height so you control the look of your car. We manufacture the adjustable spring perch made of durable and friction-optimized polyamide composite material with a stainless steel insert. Thanks to the composite material corrosion is prevented between the strut and perch ensuring long lasting height adjustability while the stainless steel insert provides strength and confidence! ST XTA Coilovers come preset to our factory recommended damper settings, the same configuration we test them at on our KW shock dynos before they go into your box.

 

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The ST X Coilover suspension was developed for the everyday driver who needs to hug the curves yet retain road comfort. Simple, uncomplicated road performance for those who just want to get in and drive. Add in our wide range of height adjustability; the ST X Coilover will look as perfect as it feels. ST XCoilover kits deliver precise adjustment to your ride height and look of your car. We manufacture an adjustable spring perch made of durable and friction-optimized polyamide composite material with a stainless steel insert. Thanks to the composite material corrosion is prevented between the strut and perch ensuring long lasting height adjustability. Galvanized zinc coated steel struts optimize corrosion protection for long lasting use.

 

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For all those who want to influence more than just their ride height. ST XA Coilovers deliver the look you need through a wide range of height adjustment. With an extensively adjustable damper setup, you can precisely adjust the driving behavior of your car to achieve enhanced road control without a compromise in comfort. ST XA Coilover kits deliver precise adjustment to your ride height and look of your car. We manufacture the adjustable spring perch made of durable and friction-optimized polyamide composite material with a stainless steel insert.

Thanks to the composite material corrosion is prevented between the strut and perch ensuring long lasting height adjustability while the stainless steel insert provides strength and confidence! ST XA Coilovers come preset to our factory recommended damper settings, the same configuration we test them at on our KW shock dynos before they go into your box.

 

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Complete car set kit, includes 4 KONI Sport, yellow-painted dampers, and 4 Eibach lowering springs

 

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The ISC Basic Coilover system is all about adjust-ability combined with affordability. The ISC Basic has all the same great features of our ISC N1 coilover, including 32 way adjustable damping, full height adjust-ability, mono-tube dampers, premium hardware and more, with the exception of adjustable top camber plates. The ISC Basic coilover will come with a gold anodized aluminum top plate featuring a rubber top mount designed for comfort. ISC coilovers are also 100% rebuildable!

 

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Our Flatout Suspension Club Sport Coilovers are our track-ready coilovers that are anything but track-only. Perfectly behaved on the street for daily drivers, and easily dialed up for weekend warriors. Our CS has every feature you need and no shortcuts. Whether you just daily drive or enjoy a weekend track event; these are the coilovers for you!

 

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Stance XR1 coilovers are the newest, latest and greatest single way adjustable coilover.  The build quality and materials used on the Stance XR1 coilovers have never been better, and everything from the mounts to the bushings have been redesigned to increase longevity and performance.  An all new dual coating process goes above and beyond the competition to protect against corrosion and rust.

 

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An enhanced version of our top selling Kontrol Pro Coilover System, the Ksport Kontrol Sport Fully Adjustable Coilovers provide the ultimate in suspension technology both on the street or at the track. These coilovers build off the key features of our top selling system, including 36 levels of damping adjustment for fine tuning, and adds 30% stiffer valving and spring rates to deliver the same quality with a more aggressive and direct feel. This results in tighter cornering and quicker response times, making the Kontrol Sport Coilover Kit an ideal system for aggressive street and intermediate track use.

 

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FV Suspension Coilovers are perfect for street driving, and still outperform most on the track. FV coil overs are a monotube shock, independently height adjustable, with 32 levels of dampening adjustment, and come with a 12-Month Limited warranty against Manufacturer defects.

 

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MonoRS Coilover damper kit by Godspeed Project are an intermediate suspension upgrade setup for daily and Sunday club racing. Lowering your car with improved springs over factory and paired with Monotube shocks with valving that allows 32 levels of rebound adjustment to improve handling without sacrifice comfort. Ride height can easily be adjusted by twisting the lower mount bracket.

In order to keep weight gain at the minimum, most of attachments and accessories are CNC machined from billet aluminum. Koyo bearings are used when camber plate top mount is applicable depends on car models. To assure that our customers are getting high quality products, MonoRS coilovers are covered by 12 months limited warranty by the manufacturer from top to bottom just like other big brand name setups.

 

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Silver’s NEOMAX Coilover’s are perfect for street driving, and still outperform most on the track. The Silver’s NEOMAX coilovers are a monotube shock, independently height adjustable, with 24 levels of dampening adjustment, and come with an 18-month warranty. 

 

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Moton 3Way Motorsport Coilover 00 06 BMW M3 E46 True Rear

 

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Moton 2 Way Clubsport Coilovers OE Style Rear BMW 3 Series E46 E46 M3 Alloy Front 0 Deg Camber

 

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AST 5300 Series Coilovers BMW 3 Series – E46 M3 Coupe

 

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AST 5200 Series Coilovers BMW 3 Series – E46 M3 Coupe

 

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AST BMW 3 Series E46 M3 Coupe Convertible CSL Coupe 5100 Comp Series Coilovers

 

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Moton 98-06 BMW 3 Series E46non M3 Moton 1-Way Series Coilovers

 

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KONI Sport complete car-set kits consist of KONI high performance, adjustable Sport shocks, struts and precisely fitting Eibach lowering springs. KONl Sport struts and shocks are the industry leader for user adjustable damping for daily drivers to weekend warriors. KONI Sport’s familiar yellow color has for decades meant superior motion control and adjustability for the discerning driving enthusiast.

 

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Our SR series is the ideal coilover option for daily drivers that aspire to keep comfort while adding a faster-responding suspension for backroads and occasional autocross competitions.

The SR series features a mono-tube shock which makes rebuilds much easier as the entire assembly is completely modular. If you ever want to upgrade the suspension to a higher spec, it’s as easy as breaking down the shock and using new components available through us. We can do the upgrade, or we can send you the parts if you are the do-it-yourself type.

 

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This kit includes TC Kline’s recommended, track-proven spring rates. If you would like custom spring rates, please contact our sales staff at ECS Tuning and we will get you set up!

Designed and tested on the street and the track – TC Kline Racing Coilovers are found in hundreds of competition vehicles and daily-driven vehicles alike. TC Kline’s coilovers are engineered to maximize the comfort and performance of your BMW. Specific care has been paid to each component of this system, illustrating a true understanding of the needs of the enthusiast.

 

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Symptoms of a worn suspension include a loose and imprecise feel to the steering, excessive shaking through the steering during braking, or sounds like squeaking, whining or grinding from the front when turning at slow speeds. This kit will not only help address these issues but is designed to have superior performance compared to stock, and extend suspension life. Level 2 includes: 2 front control arms 2 control arm bushings with brackets 2 sway bar end links 2 tie rod assemblies 2 strut mounts 2 strut mount reinforcement plates

 

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The engineers at BILSTEIN have created the ultimate race inspired suspension—the BILSTEIN B16 PSS9/PSS10.  This innovative suspension system delivers unsurpassed driving performance.

The manually adjustable damping mono-tube gas shock absorbers feature 9 or 10-stage precise compression and rebound settings, from comfort to competition. The threaded body allows accurate adjustability of the front and rear progressive rate springs to achieve the vehicle ride height, center of gravity and level of performance handling desired.

The Bilstein B16 system puts you in complete control, providing the kind of precise suspension tuning formerly available only on race cars. From a weekend of competition to daily driving, this system provides perfect handling performance for every situation.

 

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The BR Series coilover suspension kit features mounting points and brackets that are completely compatible with all stock mounting locations and components. It is their most popular and versatile suspension setup, offering linear springs (where possible), 30 levels of dampening adjustment including simultaneous compression and rebound control, and a 2 inch minimum ride height drop. All BR Series kits are Dyno tested in order to determine the best valving and spring rates for each chassis and are tested for a minimum of 6 months before being released to the public to ensure ride quality and reliability.

 

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Megan Racing Coilover Dampers are the perfect upgrade to your track or street car, Offering 32 levels of damper force adjustment. Megan Racing’s coilovers have separate adjustments for both spring perch height, and shock length allowing you to fine tune your suspension to your liking. They also include Camber plates and pillowball mounts for all their coilover systems.

 

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H&R’s Sport Cup Kits contain a specifically matched shock and spring set designed to provide improved handling, comfort, and styling in one precision-engineered package at an affordable price.

The kit includes a specially developed progressive spring tuned explicitly for your vehicle and then matched to custom-valved performance shocks. Most Sport Cup Kit applications will lower the ride height approximately 2.0″ for enhanced performance while maintaining outstanding ride quality.

The Sport Cup Kits pictured above represent just a few samples of those available and may combine different components based on vehicle design.

 

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Our brand new BMW Coilover line was designed with our daily drivers in mind! Our focus was to improve on the performance and look of the suspension, without forgoing any comfort. Like many of the top tier coilovers, these coilovers feel as smooth and comfortable as a stock setup, while giving you an aggressive look and vastly improved handling, all at a fraction of the price!

The ECS Tuning Performance Coilover System provides a sport-tuned, height, damping, and body adjustable suspension with substantial performance benefits using high-quality materials and coatings to replace your worn suspension, all while giving your vehicle that perfect ride height! 

 

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Top mounts: Front and rear OE top mounts required – Damping: Not available – Spring rate Front: 8 kg/mm (478 in/lbs) – Spring rate Rear: 10 kg/mm (560 in/lbs) – Spring length Front: 170mm – Spring length Rear: 190mm – Adjustable height: lowering 35mm-75mm – Coilover overall length Front: 365mm-525mm – Coilover overall length Rear: 455mm-655mm – Shock type: Twin tube – Color: red – Drop links: Shortened drop links are required

 

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Damping 32 levels of damping. damping adjustments made with a knob that ?clicks? at each level Ride Height Adjustable separate of pre-load Mounts Steel lower mounts for maximum strength, top mounts included Oil Lubrication Special oil lubrication to withstand conditions from -40 degrees Celsius to 200 degrees Celsius Shock Design Dual tube shock design for maximum ride comfort

 

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The RS coilover system is a 36 way damper and rebound adjustable monotube full coilover system. The setup has separate height and preload adjustments allowing for optimal adjustment and allowing full strut travel at all times along with pillowball/camber plate upper mounts or top mounts*. Mounts are constructed of 6061 powder coated aluminum. Threads are teflon coated to prevent rust. Rebuildable and serviceable in the US.Recommended for street and light track use. * on applicable applications

 

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Spring rate Front 8 kg/mm (392 lbs/in)
Spring rate Rear 7 kg/mm (448 lbs/in)
damper Non Adj. Damper
Adjustable height Yes
Adjustable camber plate No

 

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* Adjustable ride height * Adjustable pre-load spring tension * Most components are made from 6061 aluminum with T6 for increased hardness — the advantages include excellent strength, and aluminum helps keep the weight down. * Hi Tensile performance spring – Under 600,000 times continuously test, the spring distortion is less than 0.04%. Plus, the special surface treatment is to improve the durability and performance. * All inserts come with fitted rubber boots to protect the damper and keep clean. * A fast and affordable way to easily upgrade your car’s appearance. * Easy installation with right tools.

 

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The perfect choice for street driving and the occasional road course or autocross duty. With easily accessible adjustment knobs for fine-tuning your compression and rebound, plus a separately adjustable ride height, having a performance coilover system could not be any easier. You choose how low or high you want your vehicle to sit (no preset ride height) and our patented concave lower locking ring keeps it locked in securely. Our coilovers offer optional pillowball mounts to provide the most feedback possible from your suspension, and to sharpen your steering response (where available).

 

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* Adjustable ride height * Adjustable pre-load spring tension * Most components are made from 6061 aluminum with T6 for increased hardness — the advantages include excellent strength, and aluminum helps keep the weight down. * Hi Tensile performance spring – Under 600,000 times continuously test, the spring distortion is less than 0.04%. Plus, the special surface treatment is to improve the durability and performance. * All inserts come with fitted rubber boots to protect the damper and keep clean. * A fast and affordable way to easily upgrade your car’s appearance. * Easy installation with right tools.

 

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1. Twin-Tube structure allows sufficient stroke within the shock absorber. 2. High Tensile performance spring – STRESS TESTED OVER 600,000 times while the spring distortion is less than 0.04%. Plus, the special surface treatment improves the durability and performance. 3. Height Adjustment tools included. 4. Steel shock bodies are electroplated with Zinc for Anti-corrosion.

 

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Get the stance you want and the performance you need with Air Lift Performance air suspension kits! Every kit we offer is fully engineered to properly fit your vehicle, provide unmatched static drop, and deliver ride and handling capability that exceeds factory coilover suspensions. No other lowering suspension provides a more versatile package for daily use. Elevate your BMW’s reputation by lowering it…with 5 inches of drop and all the versatility of air suspension.

The Air Lift Performance kit is the best choice for show stance AND daily driving. Get the sharp look you crave with the exceptional performance you need! Treat yourself to this 2B6 double-bellows spring, complete with bright red anodized aluminum in the factory coil location. Your 30-level damping, monotube, threaded body shock with independent height adjustment gives you the power to control your height. Enjoy a sharp look with the red rubber, isolated upper shock mount. Black chromed steel shock bodies and black anodized lower mounts. Earn some well-deserved attention for your BMW and grab up an Air Lift Performance kit today!

 

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Get the stance you want and the performance you need with Air Lift’s Performance air suspension kits! Every kit we offer is fully engineered to properly fit your vehicle, provide unmatched static drop, and deliver ride and handling capability that exceeds factory suspensions. No other lowering suspension provides a more versatile package for daily use.

 

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Double bellows air springs with reinforced girdle hoop Dual chamber convoluted air springs fit into tight spaces and tolerance for angular differences Designed to be plumbed with 1/4″ or 3/8″ lines

 

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If you do not select air management you would need to supply your own.  Without air management, the air struts will not work and can not be used. For our customers who already have air management and just need the struts, select the option for no management to receive just the air struts.  For customers who do not already have air management, below is a brief description of each kit. 

 

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H&R Special Springs are high quality products—they will not set or sag, they are designed and manufactured to be strong, resilient, and more durable than other automotive coil springs. All H&R springs are crafted from a special (hf) 54SiCr6 spring steel to ensure premium quality and performance. H&R Springs are shot-peened to increase their life by more than 200%. All production is completed in-house so product quality is ensured. Each spring is 100% tested before leaving H&R’s ISO9001 certified production facility in Germany.

 

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Sport Spring kits are H&R’s number one selling product. Enhance the look of your vehicle with a reduced fender well gap. H&R’sport Springs lower the vehicle’s center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling.

The progressive spring rate design provides superb ride quality and comfort. A lower wind resistance signature will make the vehicle more streamlined and improve gas mileage. If you are only looking to improve one part of your vehicle’s suspension, you cannot go wrong with installing Sport Springs. Fun to drive, H&R’sport Springs are the number one upgrade for your vehicle.

 

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Dinan’s Performance Spring set for the E46 M3 provides greater control over body roll by virtue of carefully calibrated spring rates. Additionally, Dinan lowers the vehicle by 5/8″ in the front and a 1/4″ in the rear for improved suspension geometry and an even more aggressive stance. The Dinan springs are CNC wound with high tensile chrome silicon wire and shot-peened for stress relief to last the life of the car. The increase in stiffness of the springs will reduce the rear suspension compression under acceleration and front suspension compression (or dive) under braking, giving your car a more controlled feel.

 

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Vogtland’sport Lowering Spring Kits not only improve the look of your car by reducing wheel gap, but they improve the handling by lowering the center of gravity while the higher spring rates give you the performance you desire.

 

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TEIN STech lowering springs are known for their progressive spring rate, incredible ride and handling characteristics and famous green powder coat finish. TEIN makes their STech springs using chrome vanadium construction to ensure these are some of the best quality springs available on the market.

 

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Sport Spring kits are H&R’s number one selling product. Enhance the look of your vehicle with a reduced fender well gap. H&R’sport Springs lower the vehicle’s center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling.

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The BMW E46 M3, produced from 2000 to 2006, is a legend among enthusiasts for its exceptional blend of power, handling, and style. However, even legendary cars have room for improvement, especially when it comes to suspension and handling. If you’re a proud owner of the E46 M3, upgrading your suspension system with aftermarket coilovers and components can take your driving experience to the next level. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits and options available when it comes to aftermarket suspension and coilovers for the BMW E46 M3.

 

The Need for Upgraded Suspension

While the E46 M3 was praised for its handling characteristics when it was new, over time, the stock suspension components can wear out, leading to a less responsive and comfortable ride. Additionally, if you’re looking to push your M3 to its limits on the track or in spirited driving, the stock suspension might not provide the level of adjustability and performance you desire. Upgrading to aftermarket suspension components, specifically coilovers, can address these issues and unlock the full potential of your E46 M3.

 

Benefits of Aftermarket Suspension and Coilovers

  1. Improved Handling: One of the primary benefits of aftermarket suspension upgrades is improved handling. Coilovers, in particular, offer adjustable damping and ride height, allowing you to fine-tune your E46 M3’s suspension setup to your preferences. This enhanced control translates into better cornering, reduced body roll, and increased overall stability.

  2. Customization: Aftermarket suspension components provide the opportunity to customize your car’s handling characteristics to suit your driving style. You can make adjustments for daily commuting, spirited weekend drives, or track days. This level of customization is rarely achievable with stock suspension systems.

  3. Enhanced Comfort: Contrary to popular belief, aftermarket coilovers can often provide a more comfortable ride compared to worn-out stock suspension. Quality coilovers are designed with adjustable damping, which allows you to soften or stiffen the suspension to match your comfort preferences while maintaining excellent handling performance.

  4. Durability: Aftermarket suspension components are often built with high-quality materials and better construction techniques, ensuring longevity and reliability. This means fewer maintenance headaches and more time spent enjoying your E46 M3 on the road.

  5. Aesthetic Appeal: Coilovers can also improve the visual appeal of your E46 M3. Lowering the ride height gives the car a more aggressive and sporty stance, enhancing its overall appearance.

 

Popular Aftermarket Options

  1. KW Variant 3 Coilovers: KW is a renowned manufacturer of suspension components, and their Variant 3 coilovers are a popular choice among E46 M3 owners. These coilovers offer adjustable rebound and compression damping, allowing for precise tuning, and are known for their durability.

  2. Bilstein B16 PSS10 Coilovers: Bilstein is another respected name in the suspension industry, and their B16 PSS10 coilovers provide 10-stage adjustable damping and ride height. They offer a good balance between comfort and performance.

  3. Ohlins Road & Track Coilovers: Ohlins is well-known for its high-performance suspension components, and their Road & Track coilovers are designed for both daily driving and track use. These coilovers offer excellent adjustability and responsiveness.

  4. H&R Street Performance Coilovers: H&R is known for providing budget-friendly yet high-quality suspension solutions. Their Street Performance coilovers offer a significant improvement over stock suspension and are an excellent choice for those on a tighter budget.

 

Installation and Professional Help

Installing coilovers and adjusting them properly requires technical expertise. It’s essential to seek professional installation to ensure safety and optimal performance. Professional technicians can also help you fine-tune the suspension settings to match your specific driving needs.

 

Conclusion

Upgrading the suspension of your BMW E46 M3 with aftermarket coilovers is a rewarding investment. Not only does it improve handling and performance, but it also enhances comfort and customization options. When choosing your suspension components, consider factors such as your driving style, budget, and whether you want a balance between daily driving comfort and track performance. With the right aftermarket suspension setup, you’ll rediscover the joy of driving your E46 M3 and appreciate its legendary performance even more.

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