BMW Shocks & Struts for BMW 3 Series E46 (1999-2005)

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Looking to buy shocks for your BMW? Turner has the best options available. We carry only the highest quality German brands, including Bilstien, Koni (which come with Lifetime Warranty) as well as Genuine BMW shocks & struts. We won't carry a shock if it's not something we would use on our own personal BMWs or our Turner Motorsport BMW project cars. Would you want to use anything else?

Is you BMW not riding and driving like the crisp cornering machine it used to? It's probably time for a new set of shocks. The factory BMW shocks typically only last about 50 or 60 thousand miles before they wear out and start failing. Failed, leaking or lifeless old shocks make your BMW feel unsettled, cause uneven tire wear and can even be dangerous. Your BMW's shocks are a critical part of the suspension system, and should keep your tires planted on the road. If your shocks haven't been replaced in 60, 80 or 100 miles, you are definitely due for a new set.

Choose a shock type below to browse shocks for your BMW. Bilstein and Koni offer higher performance, improved handling over stock with limited Lifetime Warranty. Genuine BMW shock absorbers are also available for some models if you want a factory ride quality once again.

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E46 M3 Coupe Factory Replacement Rear Springs (Each)
E46 M3 Coupe Factory Replacement Rear Springs (Each)
GERMAN-MADEDIRECT REPLACEMENTLIFETIME WARRANTY!BUY A PAIR... Coupe models only
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  • GERMAN-MADE
  • DIRECT REPLACEMENT
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY!
  • BUY A PAIR FOR THE PRICE OF FACTORY SINGLE!

The rear springs on the 2001-2006 E46 M3 models have a chronic broken spring problem. If it hasn't happened to you yet it will. Springs are nothing more than exposed steel and they rust easily. After a while a section of the spring actually breaks off.

A broken spring is very dangerous - the spring is no longer mounted correctly in the suspension and it cannot support the weight of the car, especially when cornering. The ride also suffers as the suspension is no longer able to absorb the bumps and impacts from the road. Aside from a visual inspection of the spring itself you might notice a clunking sound or banging noise coming from the front or rear. An inspection of the noise should also include other related items in the suspension: bushings, ball joints, links, mounts, etc. We also recommend replacing the rubber spring pads on the top and bottom of the spring because they lose their shape over time.

The factory BMW springs sell for $140+ each. We sold and replaced enough while working in New England that we were able to get a strong grasp of the issue and come up with our own springs that are an improvement over the factory springs in every way. These springs are made in Germany using high grade spring steel that is then shot-peened for longer life and powder-coated for protection. These are the same height as the stock replacement BMW springs which makes them a direct replacement.

Sold only as a pair. Replaces Coupe models only.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3 Coupe

Shocks and spring Installation Kit - E46 Non M
Shocks and spring Installation Kit - E46 Non M
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This kit is contains all new strut and shock mounts and hardware needed when installing a aftermarket suspension on your vehicle.

Fits the following BMW's

E46 323ci 323i 325ci 325i 325xi 328ci 328i 330ci 330i 330xi

Rear Spring Replacement Kit
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3-series Rear Suspension Mount Package - Rubber Street Bushings - E46 M3
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This package allows you to build your own rear bushing package to cover the parts you want to replace. As these cars age, they require a number of suspension bushings to be replaced. Bushing replacement not only keeps the car in its top form, it also makes the car safer. Depending on the work, it may be logical to replace all of the bushings in the rear suspension (there are 19 total). This is especially true if you are pulling the subframe out to do the floor reinforcement or if you're doing a diff install. Turner Motorsport is a big believer in using rubber bushings for street cars (with the exception of solid subframe mounts, see further below). Urethanes, Delrin, or aluminum are generally good for reducing compliance and limiting deflection - attributes that don't really work well on roads filled with potholes, railroad crossings, cracks, and expansion joints. The rubber bushings maintain the factory ride/handling traits that won the M3 praise all over the world. Every bushing will need maintenance or replacement at some point and rubber has proven to last the longest and need less maintenance than anything else, even urethane. And unless competitive driving is your goal, the harder materials are only a gimmick.

Any major overhaul of the rear suspension should include new subframe mounts. The worn rubber mounts contribute to rear subframe-floor failure when the deflection in the mount is transferred to the chassis. Rubber mounts are only OK for street cars that don't see aggressive driving, autocross, or track use. For any enthusiastic driving, we strongly recommend our solid aluminum subframe mounts even on the street. They have zero deflection and will not contribute to rear floor failures. And if you leave rubber in the rest of the suspension your ride comfort will not suffer.

Individual Item Descriptions:

  • Trailing Arm Bushings and Limiters (33322228153 and TSU9990001) - our OEM rubber replacement trailing arm bushings (RTABs) are a perfect fit and help maintain rear toe alignment. The Limiters prevent premature bushing wear.
  • Rear Inner Control Arm Bushings (upper 33321092247 and lower 33326770824) - new stock inner rubber bushings for the upper spring arm and the lower camber arm. These do not wear out very quickly but should be replaced as a 'While you're in there...' job.
  • Rear Outer Control Arm Bushings (upper and lower) (33326775551) - new stock outer ball joints for the upper spring arm and the lower camber arm. These are the standard ball joint design and last a very long time. Check for play with a pry bar and replace as needed.
  • Rear Shock Mounts - Choose from several types of RSM upgrades. If your mounts have not been replaced in the last 40,000 miles, now is the perfect time. Skip this option if you recently replaced mounts or already have an upgraded mount.
  • Differential mounts (33172282484 and 33112282482) - Now is a great time to replace the front rubber-isolated mount. This is another low-wear mount but it can be changed easily, and is a low cost item. The rear mounts are in the aluminum differential cover and BMW only sells them with it. Solid diff mounts are streetable with only a minimal increase in NVH.
  • Rear subframe mounts (33312283573, 33312283574, and 33312283419 x 2) - The heart of the rear suspension, the subframe (or carrier) mounts located the entire rear suspension to the car. There are four mounts in total and bolt up into the rear floor. Worn subframe mounts are one of the leading contributors to rear floor-subframe failure. As the mounts flex, so does the sheetmetal of the chassis, which will fatigue the sheetmetal and crack the spot welds. Therefore, replacement of the subframe mounts is critical and a must when doing the subframe reinforcement or repair. Solid aluminum mounts are streetable with no increase in NVH.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3 M3 CSL


3-series Strut/Shock Mount Kit - E46 (not M3, not xi)
3-series Strut/Shock Mount Kit - E46 (not M3, not xi)
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This mount package contains all of the commonly replaced rubber mounts and pads for the front and rear shocks on a 1999-2005 E46 3-series (not for M3 or xi AWD). While you're installing new front struts and rear shocks these are easily installed - there's no additional labor and special tools are not required. Since these pieces are mostly rubber, they dry up and crack over time. Re-using them lead to problems with fitment or noise, and may have safety issues as well. These mounts and pads are the perfect complement to your new shocks to help restore your car's handling and performance.

The basic E46 mount package includes:
  • Front strut mounts (also known as the guide support)
  • Front strut reinforcement plates (to prevent cracking and deforming of the front strut towers)
  • Front and rear self-locking mounting nuts
  • Rear Lifetime Warranty 'Repair Shop' shock mounts
  • Rear shock mount reinforcements (to prevent cracking of shock towers)
  • Rear shock mount gaskets The spring pads, dust boots, and bump stops can be added from the menu below. Note that front bump stops and dust boots are generally not required if you're using Bilstein struts, Bilstein coil overs, H&R coil overs, or KW coil overs. Those struts come with their own front bump stops and boots and may include rear stops and boots as well.

    We offer three varieties of the rear shock mounts - OEM, Repair Shop, and HP alum-rubber. We recommend either the Repair Shop or HP mounts because the stock OEM design has a flaw that can lead to premature failure of the mounts. The Repair Shop and HP mounts use a different design that will last longer and the Repair Shop mounts also have a lifetime warranty!

    This item fits the following BMWs:
    1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 328i 328ci 330i 330ci
  • Shocks and spring Installation Kit - E46 M3 Coupe
    Shocks and spring Installation Kit - E46 M3 Coupe
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    This kit is contains all new strut and shock mounts and hardware needed when installing a new shocks and struts or aftermarket suspension on your vehicle.

    Fits the following BMW's

    E46 M3 Coupe


    3-series Strut/Shock Mount Kit - E46 325Xi/330Xi
    3-series Strut/Shock Mount Kit - E46 325Xi/330Xi
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    If you're replacing the struts and shocks on your 325Xi or 330Xi you should also pick up this mount package. As these cars have gotten older, their rubber mounts have deteroriated. If your shocks have gone bad then chances are very good that the mounts need replacing too. The rubber bushings are designed to isolate the chassis from bumps, potholes, and poor roads and give a harsh-free ride and precise handling. But they won't last forever. These mounts and pads are the perfect complement to your new shocks to help restore your car's handling and performance.

    This mount package contains all of the commonly replaced rubber mounts and pads for the front and rear shocks on a 1999-2006 E46 325Xi and 330Xi AWD. These are easily installed - there's no additional labor, time, or effort and special tools are not required.

    The basic E46 Xi mount package includes:

    • Front strut mounts (also known as the guide support)
    • Front strut reinforcement plates (to prevent cracking and deforming of the front strut towers)
    • Front and rear self-locking mounting nuts
    • Rear Lifetime Warranty 'Repair Shop' shock mounts
    • Rear shock mount reinforcements (to prevent cracking of shock towers)
    • Rear shock mount gaskets

    The spring pads, dust boots, and bump stops can be added from the menu below. Note that front bump stops and dust boots are generally not required if you're using Bilstein struts, Bilstein coil overs, H&R coil overs, or KW coil overs. Those struts come with their own front bump stops and boots and may include rear stops and boots as well.

    This item fits the following BMWs:
    1999-2006 E46 BMW 325xi 330xi

    3-series Strut/Shock Mount Kit - E46 M3
    3-series Strut/Shock Mount Kit - E46 M3
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    One of the secrets of the M3's acclaimed handling is its suspension bushings and mounts. That's why you absolutely cannot overlook replacing the rubber mounts when installing new struts and shocks. Since these pieces are mostly rubber, they dry up and crack over time. Re-using them lead to problems with fitment or noise, and may have safety issues as well. These mounts and pads are the perfect complement to your new shocks to help restore your car's handling and performance.

    This mount package contains all of the commonly replaced rubber mounts and pads for the front and rear shocks on a 2001-2006 E46 M3 (incl CSL model). These are the direct replacement pieces - there's no additional labor, time, or effort and special tools are not required.

    The basic E46 M3 mount package includes:
  • Front strut mounts (also known as the guide support)
  • Front upper spring plate with captive bearing
  • Front strut reinforcement plates (to prevent cracking and deforming of the front strut towers)
  • Front and rear self-locking mounting nuts
  • Rear Lifetime Warranty 'Repair Shop' shock mounts
  • Rear shock mount reinforcements (to prevent cracking of shock towers)
  • Rear shock mount gaskets
    The spring pads, dust boots, and bump stops can be added from the menu below. Note that front bump stops and dust boots are generally not required if you're using Bilstein struts, Bilstein coil overs, H&R coil overs, or KW coil overs. Those struts come with their own front bump stops and boots and may include rear stops and boots as well.

    We offer three varieties of the rear shock mounts - OEM, Repair Shop, and HP alum-rubber. We recommend either the Repair Shop or HP mounts because the stock OEM design has a flaw that can lead to premature failure of the mounts. The Repair Shop and HP mounts use a different design that will last longer and the Repair Shop mounts also have a lifetime warranty!

    This item fits the following BMWs:
    2001-2006 E46 BMW M3 M3 CSL

  • Genuine BMW Rear Bumpstop With Guard Tube - E36, E46 Non-M
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    Replacing your worn rear bump stops is recommended when replacing shock absorbers.&Newline; &Newline;

    Genuine BMW Repair Kit, Additional Damper Guard Tube - Value Line
    This item fits the following BMW Chassis:
    E36 M3,E36,E46


    Genuine BMW Rear Coil Spring  - E46 323i 325i 328i 330i
    Genuine BMW Rear Coil Spring - E46 323i 325i 328i 330i
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    Broken rear springs are a common problem on E46 models. Replace your cracked or broken rear coil spring with this Genuine BMW spring. Springs are sold individually.

    This item fits the following BMWs:
    1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 325i 328i 330i with Standard Suspension
    Genuine BMW Rear Coil Spring  - E46 M3
    Genuine BMW Rear Coil Spring - E46 M3
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    Broken rear springs are a common problem on E46 M3. Replace your cracked or broken rear coil spring with this Genuine BMW spring. Springs are sold individually.

    This item fits the following BMWs:
    2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
    Genuine BMW Rear Coil Spring  - E46 323ci 325ci 328ci 330ci
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    Broken rear springs are a common problem on E46 models. Replace your cracked or broken rear coil spring with this Genuine BMW spring. Springs are sold individually.

    This item fits the following BMWs:
    1999-2006 E46 BMW 323c 325ci 328ci 330ci with Sport Package


    Bilstein B8 Performance Plus Rear Shock - E36 M3, E46 325xi/xit, 330xi 2001-2005
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    Position:  Rear, Left or Right
    Setting:  Sport/HD, for lowered or stock suspensions

    Rear Bilstein shock. This shock is classified as a Sport and HD for E36 M3 and E46 325xi/330xi applications. It's about 20% stiffer than a factory shock but has the correct extended and collapsed lengths to be used with either a stock or lowered suspension. Includes dust boot, top nut, and lower mount washer (critical!). Price is per shock.

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    This Bilstein Rear Shock fits the following BMWs:
    1994-1999  E36  M3, M3 Convertible
    2001-2005  E46 BMW  325xi 330xi
    Bilstein B6 Performance Shocks & Struts Kit -- E46 M3 2001-2006
    Bilstein B6 Performance Shocks & Struts Kit -- E46 M3 2001-2006 ...
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    Bilstein strut/shock package for stock springs. Set includes 2 front Bilstein B6 Performance shocks and 2 rear Bilstein B6 Performance shocks. Includes top nuts and rear lower shock washers. The stock rear dust boots are re-used. The Bilstein B6 Performance Shock is designed for use with stock springs. These shocks provide improved handling and stability without sacrificing ride comfort.


    This Bilstein B6 Performance shock package fits the following BMWs:

    2001-2006 E46 M3, M3 Convertible

    Bilstein B8 Performance Plus FRONT LEFT Strut - E46 323i/ci, 325i/ci, 328i/ic, 330i/ci
    Bilstein B8 Performance Plus FRONT LEFT Strut - E46 323i/ci, 325i/ci...
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