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e28 Suspension set-ups
#1
Hi Guys!

Wanted to know the suspension set-ups of any e28 members out there?

I'm looking for a mild drop and improvement on my 528, was thinking bilstein sport shocks (e28 m5, yet to find a bilstein dealer) and H + R springs, but know that's going to be expensive. Maybe you guys have other suggestions?

Regardless would be nice to see what others are running (Pics if possible)
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#2
I don't own an E28 but why don't you look at springs for now and shocks later? Iono

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#3
the Koni catalog starts with the e34, but apparently e34 shocks fit the e28 i will confirm what will fit your car should you want to go the Koni route Bluebiggrin

to give you an idea of pricing the e34 shocks for the 530i:

Koni STR.T (non adjustable)
front: R 2525 a Pair
Rear: R 2185 a Pair

Koni sport (dampening adjustable)
front: R 4295 a Pair
Rear: R 3775 a Pair

H&R springs for the e28 Rollsmile
R 3195
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#4
That's not bad considering the age of the car. Thumb
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#5
prices seem a bit higher than normal... it must be because they dont sell many parts for these cars Sad
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(11-06-2012, 12:06 PM)moranor@axis Wrote: prices seem a bit higher than normal... it must be because they dont sell many parts for these cars Sad

Hence me saying that it isn't bad based on age of vehicle.
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#7
yip i just prefer it when springs cost less than 3k Rollsmile
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#8
Afrishox jhb ?
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#9
There is a place in Pretoria west that can make any spring. Cant remember their name... facepalm

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#10
Okay, Got my quote from afrishocks for Bilstein sports.

+- R9000 , Really can't afford it right now, would be putting to much into the car And that's before I buy springs which are 3195 from Moranor.

Really don't want to fit Gabriels. Any other options you guys know of? Everything i've researched is going to have to be outsourced from overseas, e34 applications do not work it seems.

In a tough situation because really need to replace my shocks badly, but stuck in the trap of my conscious knowing that if you want to do it right you have to pay and that it's crazy to put that kind of money into a vehicle that will only fetch 35k or 40k if that when it's pristine.
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#11
sorry i cant help you out Sad

Bilstein are great shocks though...
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#12
I would go for the Koni and H&R system at roughly R8000 which for a sports type suspension is relatively inexpensive.

Reminding yourself that the suspension of the car is what communicates with you regarding the attitude of the car should be reason enough to spend the money.
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(05-07-2012, 07:44 PM)a1exander Wrote: I would go for the Koni and H&R system at roughly R8000 which for a sports type suspension is relatively inexpensive.

Reminding yourself that the suspension of the car is what communicates with you regarding the attitude of the car should be reason enough to spend the money.

do you know if e34 shocks fit the e28?
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#14
(05-07-2012, 07:06 PM)moranor@axis Wrote: sorry i cant help you out Sad

Bilstein are great shocks though...

No Worries, still a good price, just the shocks are killing me Bluebiggrin

(05-07-2012, 07:54 PM)moranor@axis Wrote:
(05-07-2012, 07:44 PM)a1exander Wrote: I would go for the Koni and H&R system at roughly R8000 which for a sports type suspension is relatively inexpensive.

Reminding yourself that the suspension of the car is what communicates with you regarding the attitude of the car should be reason enough to spend the money.

do you know if e34 shocks fit the e28?

I probably could justify that, however only the rear e34 shocks fit and they are longer the e28 application. so if you interchanged standard one's it would sit much higher than stock

I'm gonna try investigate some e30 applications. Will keep you guys posted.
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#15
E30 rears will not fit and they are to light for the E28
E34 will not fit on an E28
E12 fronts will fit on an E28 but E12 rears will not as E12 sits on top of the rear trailling arm and E28 fit on the side.

Best bet is buy the kit designed for the car as anything else will likely be a compromise.
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#16
knew you had the answer a1exander Bluebiggrin not good news though Sad
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(05-07-2012, 10:13 PM)a1exander Wrote: E30 rears will not fit and they are to light for the E28
E34 will not fit on an E28
E12 fronts will fit on an E28 but E12 rears will not as E12 sits on top of the rear trailling arm and E28 fit on the side.

Best bet is buy the kit designed for the car as anything else will likely be a compromise.

Okay what I have found out so far is that

e30 Fronts will fit but only the front and are shorter by an inch and depending on what springs you use can be lower than this. First picture in the following link has an example of e30 Koni's and e30 80mm lowering springs

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http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/showth...hp?t=28712

Rear E34 Koni's will fit e28's however they are about half an inch higher than The discontinued e28 adjustable Koni's. So would provide some forward rake. (Multiple links, but there was a lot of info on this)

Interesting stuff. But that's not to say they will work together because of the height differences (e30 fronts and e34 rears) and subsequent springs that will be used.
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#18
how much are the Bilstein rears?

rears are normally quite a bit cheaper than the front...
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#19
so you thinking e28 bilstein rears , and e30 Koni's up at the front?

" Hi Matthew,
Here are the prices
B6 Sport shox for standard height cars, but can also be used with lowered cars with no problems.
FRONT 34-002339 R2489.00
REAR 24-006088 R2134.00
All prices per shock incl VAT and delivery within SA."


These also have an adjustable perch for the rear shocks.

The front arch of the e28 is higher than the rear, the car being level, but when lowered gives the impression that the front is sitting to high. I think it will look good with e30 fronts being 1inch lower. Bear in mind the bilsteins can be adjusted at the back.

Moranor how much are 51mm Koni shocks for e30's?
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#20
I take it those prices are for 1? i quote for pairs...

they dont make STR.T for the e30 only Koni Sports
E30 51mm

Koni Sports (non adjustable)
Front R 3425 a Pair

Koni Sports (dampening adjustable)
Front R 3935 a Pair

Koni Sports Short -20mm (dampening adjustable)
Front R 3935 a Pair

of the 3 i would go for the Sport short because you want to lower and you are running different shocks on the back so they can be adjusted to suit the car better Bluebiggrin
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