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      11-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #23
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Not yet.

I'm waiting on the M Perf Suspension (spring/strut) and M Sport Front and Rear Anti roll bars (which are en route from Germany).

Such a lengthy process....
nice, would liek to know the difference the roll bars make
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nice, would liek to know the difference the roll bars make
are you driving an M sport or LL/ML? Or base?
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Looking forward to a review of the M performance suspension.
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are you driving an M sport or LL/ML? Or base?
Msport
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I just did some sway bars and lowering springs on one and only took 4 hours.
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Me too! WTH? Are we on the same shipping crate from Germany, lol?

Hope to be in shop by Thursday/Friday.
Actually mine came in the other day, I'm just picking it up today. I have some good contacts in interesting places
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      11-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #29
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Looking forward to a review of the M performance suspension.
yes i cant wait either - i hope u guys start postin em soon!!!!!!!!!!
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Msport
Ok, so then you won't need the ARB's, will save you $200 in parts.
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yes i cant wait either - i hope u guys start postin em soon!!!!!!!!!!
+1, i wanna see the pics!
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Ok, so then you won't need the ARB's, will save you $200 in parts.
Do I need them? I have stock suspension. I thought they were optional... I just got the 3350230981 box. BMW Canada told me I don't need anything else....
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Do I need them? I have stock suspension. I thought they were optional... I just got the 3350230981 box. BMW Canada told me I don't need anything else....
If you're on a stock suspension, yes, you'll need them - that's what the parts guy told me (and it's listed on other sites too that sell the suspension).
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If you're on a stock suspension, yes, you'll need them - that's what the parts guy told me (and it's listed on other sites too that sell the suspension).
Shiv, can you send me the links? I need to forward them to BMW Canada.
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Ok , I found: http://www.bmwpartspros.com/partloca...subcat3=193424



BMW M Performance suspension kit
With the M Performance suspension, your BMW 3 Series experience becomes even more unique. The shock absorbers have been extensively tested and coordinated using strict motorsport criteria. The result is even more dynamic driving that will amaze on every straight and every corner. (For vehicles without M Sport Package & M Sport Suspension, options 337A & 704A, front and rear stabilizer bars, oem part#'s 33556853474 & 31356792125, are required for installation.)

Waiting to hear confirmation from BMW Canada before I buy more parts. They insisted previously that I wouldn't need anything else.
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yup that's the link I used when I went into the parts dept...
speaking of which, parts are here today, getting loaner this afternoon, install is Thursday/Friday. Pics by Saturday morning! (If all goes well)...

Of course, I put my winter tires on this morning...sigh.
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yup that's the link I used when I went into the parts dept...
speaking of which, parts are here today, getting loaner this afternoon, install is Thursday/Friday. Pics by Saturday morning! (If all goes well)...

Of course, I put my winter tires on this morning...sigh.
shiv,

Did you get springs as well? The kit doesn't come with them (I cracked open the box)... WTF?
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shiv,

Did you get springs as well? The kit doesn't come with them (I cracked open the box)... WTF?
wait WTF??!! I was told it came with springs and struts...jesus this is going to be a bad visit at the dealership, leaving now will tell you in an hour.

It HAS to come with Springs if it's lowering the car...
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wait WTF??!! I was told it came with springs and struts...jesus this is going to be a bad visit at the dealership, leaving now will tell you in an hour.

It HAS to come with Springs if it's lowering the car...
Well.. I just pulled everything out of the box. No springs. Just the struts, boots, and other installation parts. I emailed BMWPartsPro, and he said that according to BMW, you only need the struts.

However

I also called Steve Thomas BMW (their affiliate dealer), and the parts guy there said he thinks I might need springs as well.

You're right. There is no way the stock springs will work with different ARBs, struts, etc. Unless there is some German magic Perhaps BMW is making an assumption that it's being installed on Sport suspension?

It really shouldn't be this hard. Keep me posted please. I've also got my contact at BMW Canada looking into it.
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Hope you get this done guys! Cant wait for pics...

Matt, you're going to have the first F30 on M Perf. Susp. in Canada! Congrats bud!
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Hope you get this done guys! Cant wait for pics...

Matt, you're going to have the first F30 on M Perf. Susp. in Canada! Congrats bud!
Well.. don't congratulate me just yet.. This whole thing is a massive clusterfuck. the kit doesn't come with ARB's and springs. I'm now faced with paying a lot more to get the parts needed. Installation was already expensive as it was. I'm also stuck with the kit (can't return it). So if I don't want to spend the extra $, I may have to sell it to someone here.

Honestly... I'm pretty pissed @ BMW. It's not hard to be clear what is needed or not. Especially when the kit is for a single friggin' model.
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Maybe I missed something. What's in the kit you received? Is your car and msport?
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Well.. don't congratulate me just yet.. This whole thing is a massive clusterfuck. the kit doesn't come with ARB's and springs. I'm now faced with paying a lot more to get the parts needed. Installation was already expensive as it was. I'm also stuck with the kit (can't return it). So if I don't want to spend the extra $, I may have to sell it to someone here.

Honestly... I'm pretty pissed @ BMW. It's not hard to be clear what is needed or not. Especially when the kit is for a single friggin' model.
Jesus, what a cluster frick.

I just dropped the F30 off, verified with the parts guy and the SA, I paid $1393 for all parts, here's the breakdown:
33-50-2-320-981 SUSP KIT - $1115.00 (lowest I could get them, compared to BMW partspro, which was my negotiator tool!)
33-55-6-853-47 STAB - $121.46
31-35-6-792-125 STAB - $157.36 (I guess I remembered incorrectly with the prices here).

Those are the part #'s from the catalog, verify with your parts guy...and if you paid substantially less than me, than, maybe they separated out the kit? If you paid about what I paid, then I'm flippin' confused, because BOTH the parts guy AND the SA verified the Springs are on the Struts.

(unless they lied to me...) I'll find out, because the springs are red or yellow, right?

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Jesus, what a cluster frick.

I just dropped the F30 off, verified with the parts guy and the SA, I paid $1393 for all parts, here's the breakdown:
33-50-2-320-981 SUSP KIT - $1115.00 (lowest I could get them, compared to BMW partspro, which was my negotiator tool!)
33-55-6-853-47 STAB - $121.46
31-35-6-792-125 STAB - $157.36 (I guess I remembered incorrectly with the prices here).

Those are the part #'s from the catalog, verify with your parts guy...and if you paid substantially less than me, than, maybe they separated out the kit? If you paid about what I paid, then I'm flippin' confused, because BOTH the parts guy AND the SA verified the Springs are on the Struts.

(unless they lied to me...) I'll find out, because the springs are red or yellow, right?

Shiv
Unless someone hijacked them from my kit. but it was sealed, and I got it directly from BMW.. I paid close to what you paid, yes. I'm going to take pics of the kit to show you. There definitely are no springs.









no springs on the struts




that's all that is in the kit. I've also verified with my friend who works for BMW Corporate that springs are not listed in the parts. He's verifying further tomorrow as well.

I would triple check with your dealer. have him send you pics of the box. I'm not sure springs would even fit in the box the way the struts are packed together.

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