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Best shocks? Koni's or Sachs for my 1998 M3 convertible?

Discussion in 'E36 M3 (1995-1999)' started by Bimmerchef, Aug 16, 2013.

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    Bimmerchef

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    I am a new BMWCCA member who recently purchased a 1998 M3 convertible in need of new shocks! any advice on which shocks are better(Koni or Sachs) along with other parts that would need to be replaced when doing this job would be greatly appreciated!
    I plan to keep my M3 vert close to original as possible and have really enjoyed my red M3 since buying 2 weeks ago. My M3 convertible is a Hellrot Red automatic with 72,000 original miles, black leather interior, Red Hard Top and Chrome M3 wheels. This M3 is a California car for its entire life until 2012 when it made a cross country trip to South Carolina. I am still in the process of gathering service records and history from the Import Car Shop in Thousand Oaks, California to know what repairs and services have been done before I purchased it this summer 2013.
    I look forward to attending the next chapter meeting to see the other BMW cars in our chapter and would love to find out more information about driving school and available tracks to drive my M3. Can anyone tell me where the Chapter Meeting Calendar would be located? Thank you and see you all soon, Bimmerchef
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    charlson89

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    First welcome to the club. As for the shocks if you wanna keep it close to stock as possible, BMW uses sachs for lots of its oem shocks. Other parts I would replace is the mounts, spring pads and if cheap enough springs to since they sag over time might not be a bad idea.

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