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      01-17-2018, 01:23 PM   #1
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Angry Suspension overhaul HALTED

I have an 08 135 and was planning on redoing the entire suspension come spring, considering its 10 years old. Winters are brutal here in NY and low and behold one of my shocks blew the f*** up Rear drivers side had the car driving like a boat for the day and a half I was winging it.

Brought it to my friends shop and it turns out the shock wasn't even attached on the top! I was lucky. Needless to say I had to have the rear shocks replaced. I was able to get OE bilstein shocks in there, I will check for the exact model and input it later.

My question is does anyone have any recommendations on what to do next.

I feel like I just blew some change on two rear shocks when I was looking at doing a performance upgrade come spring. Should I just leave them and get the fronts replaced with the same ones or should I get something else like the B8's and replace all of them come spring?

I drive the car at reasonable speeds now, but I still love to jam him into the corners and I am planning on getting my first few track days in this summer.

Thanks for any input.
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      01-17-2018, 09:25 PM   #2
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Consider it a sunk cost, and upgrade the suspension!! I did mine a few months ago and it absolutely transformed the car to exactly what I was looking for. FWIW, I had the same thing happen on my 09 e90 and it had only 60k on it. My mechanic said it was a very common failure on BMWs.
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      01-17-2018, 09:38 PM   #3
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Consider it a sunk cost
Agreed. If you'd thought about it you could have started on the upgrade path instead, but oops. Not a big deal, I'd still go through with your plans as well.
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      01-18-2018, 10:58 AM   #4
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Agreed. If you'd thought about it you could have started on the upgrade path instead, but oops. Not a big deal, I'd still go through with your plans as well.

Yep I'm just going to move forwards and continue looking into my options. Come spring I should have a decision, maybe bilstein maybe bc?
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Just continue with it

Refreshed mine at 90k miles ish

All four corners were pounded to shit and the car wasn't really driven in pot hole central.
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      01-22-2018, 04:36 PM   #6
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I would replace all come spring. At least you wouldn't have to regret not upgrading down the road.

I am actually in the process of upgrading my suspension too. I would recommend replacing top hats and anything rubber. My oem top hat had actually flattened when comparing my new replacement!
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      02-10-2018, 03:06 PM   #7
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Get the Bilstein B8 and Eibach springs. Also, get a complete kit that replaces your strut mounts, spring pads, mounts, bearings protectors, rear upper mounts, etc.
That way you do it once and do it right and are done with it for another 100k miles. With a kit, you can install yourself or save a lot at the shop. Here is the kit:

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