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Old 24-11-2020, 09:42 AM
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  • Bilstein B6 Dampeners
  • New Control Arms with Bushings
  • New Top Mounts
  • H&R Anti Roll Bar
  • Eibach Pro Kit springs & new spring pads etc

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Look forward to seeing how it sits on the B6s and Springs.

Where did you get your shocks from?

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Old 27-11-2020, 05:53 PM
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I can't recall where the shocks came from, either Larkspeed or Bilstein Direct. Some only stock the B8 and not B6....

Strutts now all assembled with new OEM top mounts and fixing hardware, spring pads etc. Had to get a strutt nut socket set that allows you to use an allen key and turn the nut.

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I also painted my new suspension arms black, was tempted to leave them but all the rest is black so thought it would look odd otherwise.

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I'm also gently rubbing back and coating the edge of one seam, renewing the seam sealer etc which is starting to peal, just on one side.
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Old 28-12-2020, 11:15 PM
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Progress has been pretty agonising really, but I'm underway again.

There has also been quite a lot of faffing with things like painting small brackets, and also rubbing back the leading edge of the front sills where the lollipops fit.

I rubbed back some surface corrosion and removed some slightly peeling seam sealer.

Added fresh seam sealer, and went for three stage painting and undersealing, all worth doing to protect this area where dirt gets flicked up.

Bizzarely this was only necessary on the drivers side, the passenger side only needed the mildest of touch ups. I though traditionally it was the passenger side of cars that spent the most time in the gutter. My car did spend about a year in Germany but that seem's like clutching at straws.

Suspension wise one side is all on. Getting the lollipop control arm bushings onto the new control arms was a bit of a faff, put simply I didn't lube one side enough!

It also took quite a bit of time ordering all of the correct new fastenings etc. All have come from BMW.

I've also put in some PFC performance friction brake pads which I have found good on another car. The old pagid pads were barely worn at all but I think the PFC will give better bite and feel.

Some of the old bits going in the bin:

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Hoping to crack on with the other side and get the other bits and pieces back on and lower her down before new year.

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Old 29-12-2020, 01:53 AM
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Looking good, a lot of work going in there but I’d say your car will feel transformed when it’s done
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Old 29-12-2020, 12:22 PM
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Taking shape the ride will be transformed when complete.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:55 AM
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Thanks Guys, just the undertrays and a few bits and bobs to go back on now, I'll then put the wheels on and let it settle. I've also been putting off re fitting the boot trim, I hate that sort of fiddly stuff!

I have to say the Bentley Manual has been invaluable for all of this work. It's quite comprehensive, although like most manuals you sort of have to get used to reading it as it has it's own way of describing stuff.

ARB now on, was a bit of a wrestling match with just one person, also new Meyle HD drop links.

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Old 02-01-2021, 02:50 PM
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So, brace and undertray back on minus one heat shield that I need to order in.

Lowered the car down and took this picture 15 mins after I did so.

Ride Height I measured was:

66cm from floor to top of wheel arch lip both front and rear

12 cm from edge of wheel rim to wheel arch lip front and rear

This is on Bilstein B6 Dampers and Eibach Pro Kit Springs (supposedly a subtle 20mm drop and a progressive spring)

I'm happy with the height and stance, can't wait to get out and re-MOT, Tax and drive it. I didn't want silly low as I don't want the car grounding out or a crappy ride.

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Old 02-01-2021, 04:57 PM
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Looks really well, I’m gonna look into some suspension mods this year also, I have the powerflex subframe bushes ordered along with H&R ARB, but haven’t decided what to go for with regards the shocks and springs, it’s either what you’ve done or else KW v3 but just can’t decide.
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:37 AM
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Old 07-01-2021, 03:20 PM
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Thanks, ride height has not changed save a mm or two since I dropped it down.

Just had a drive to the MOT centre and back and so far I chuffed with the ride and it feels sharper.

Need to get the rear exhaust boxes tweaked for fit and then get a 4 wheel alignment done.

Is there much they can actually adjust on the M Coupe? Steering track rod ends??

Also because I'm a bit of a tart I've put a private plate on it.

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