BMW Spring & Shock Packages (BMW Performance and More) for BMW 3 Series E46 (1999-2005)

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These suspension packages consist of H&R Springs combined with Bilstein Sport shocks and struts. This combination works exceptionally well on street-driven cars when coil overs are not available or not desired. These springs and shocks will lower the ride height, firm up the suspension, decrease bodyroll, and provide better handling. There's almost no downside save for a slightly firmer ride.

A shock/spring package is a direct replacement for the existing shocks, struts, and springs in your car. Unlike coil overs, there are no adjustments to be made or complicated mechanisms to use and the parts do not require special bushings and mounts. Our suspension packages install with the same original mounts as your stock shocks and springs (new parts are generally recommended of course). For a simple, inexpensive, and hassle-free suspension upgrade, a shock/spring package is impossible to beat. Bilstein shocks and H&R springs each carry a limited lifetime warranty.

For more information on packages versus coil overs, click to our guide.

Turner Motorsport Factory Replacement Rear Springs (Pair) - E46 325xi/330xi
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The rear springs on the 2001-2005 E46 325xi and 330xi 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. The typical Xi was sold in markets with heavy salt and moisture anyway and water can pool in the bottom spring pad.

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. Check if your car has 5mm or 15mm thick pads.

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.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2005 E46 BMW 325xi 330xi (sedan and wagon models)

E46 323/325/328/330ci Cabrio H&R/Bilstein Sport Suspension Package
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Add a dose of sport to your E46 cabriolet with this shock and spring package. This set of sport springs and shocks for the E46 convertible will lower the ride height and stiffen the suspension for better handling and less bodyroll. There's nothing wrong with the factory suspension on the convertible - it's the same parts used in all factory sport packages - but every suspension can be improved for less bodyroll in the corners and a better stance (especially with larger wheels, tires).

H&R Sport springs lower the ride height by 0.75" in front and 0.25" in the back and stiffens the spring rate. Both combine to lower the car's center of gravity and reduce the amount of bodyroll in corners. The springs are progressive rate so their initial stiffness is actually very compliant and it becomes stiffer as the spring is compressed. This is great for street cars that see bumps and potholes where suspension compliance is key. Overall, they are about 30% stiffer than the stock original springs.

We use Bilstein Sport shocks as the dampers and they feature Bilstein's patented and innovative valving system. With this system, small bumps and impacts are absorbed as they should be. But the shocks stiffen for cornering and other suspension motions. It's the best of both worlds as the shock self-adjusts based on suspension motion. These fit with the stock strut and shock mounts, making for an easy and clean install.

Parts list:
  • 1 set - H&R Sport Springs (29484)
  • 1 - Bilstein Left Front Sport struts (VE3-B506 / 35-115069)
  • 1 - Bilstein Right Front Sport struts (VE3-B507 / 35-115076)
  • 1 pair - Bilstein Rear Sport Shocks (BE5-2725 / 24-027250)

This item fits the following BMWs:
2000-2006 E46 BMW 323ci 325ci 328ci 330ci convertible/cabrio
Bilstein B12 Pro-Kit Suspension System - E46 M3
Bilstein B12 Pro-Kit Suspension System - E46 M3
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Bilstein has teamed up with Eibach to offer matched shock and spring packages. These Eibach springs are mated to a special set of Bilstein shocks to deliver a sporty and taut ride with as little impact on ride comfort as possible.

The Pro Kit uses an Eibach Pro Kit spring with Bilstein's Sport shocks and struts. Instead of taking parts from different manufacturers, Bilstein has tested the performance of the Eibach spring and tailored their shocks to be a true match for the new spring rate and ride height. This is known as a matched shock and spring and very few tuning companies take these extra steps. Eibach springs tend to be softer overall than most other aftermarket springs, which ensures the ride stays close to a stock comfort while still giving you a lowered stance and improved handling.

Bilstein B12 Features:

  • Precise response and excellent driving performance
  • Springs and shocks road tested and fine-tuned to complement one another
  • Bilstein Monotube/Inverted gas pressure technology
  • TUV certified
  • Made In Germany
  • Average Lowering of 25 to 40mm

Most cars don't need coil overs to improve their handling and bodyroll. For most drivers, simply replacing the shocks and springs with performance versions will meet their goals. If your shocks need replacing, and you felt the handling could be improved a little bit, this is an excellent performance suspension for you.

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


Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set - E46 323i/Ci 325i/Ci 328i/Ci 330i/Ci
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Looking to lower your BMW for a sportier appearance and improved cornering, performance, and aerodynamics? This spring kit from Eibach is a perfect solution to lower the ride height without compromising the ride quality of your BMW.

With this kit, you can expect an average lowering of:

  • Front - 1.0-1.4"
  • Rear - 0.8-1.4"

Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set - E46 M3
Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set - E46 M3
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Looking to lower your BMW for a sportier appearance and improved cornering, performance, and aerodynamics? This spring kit from Eibach is a perfect solution to lower the ride height without compromising the ride quality of your BMW.

With this kit, you can expect an average lowering of:

  • Front - .9"
  • Rear - .6"
E46 325Xi/330Xi H&R/Bilstein Sport Suspension Package
E46 325Xi/330Xi H&R/Bilstein Sport Suspension Package
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This popular shock/spring package for the E46 xi models will lower the ride height back down to a 'normal' setting, while also improving handling at the same time. The 325xi and 330xi came with raised ride heights that made it obvious they were AWD. This was part marketing and part purpose. But how many owners need the additional ground clearance? If you want to lower your 325xi/330xi, reduce bodyroll, and improve handling this package is second to none. We have installed this package many times on local E46 xi cars without complaints, which says a lot for the comfort of this package on New England roads.

H&R Sport springs lower the ride height by 1.2" in front and 1.0" in the back and stiffens the spring rate. Both combine to lower the car's center of gravity and reduce the amount of bodyroll in corners. The springs are progressive rate so their initial stiffness is actually very compliant and it becomes stiffer as the spring is compressed. This is great for street cars that see bumps and potholes where suspension compliance is key. Overall, they are about 40% stiffer than the stock original springs.

We use Bilstein Sport shocks as the dampers and they feature Bilstein's patented and innovative valving system. With this system, small bumps and impacts are absorbed as they should be. But the shocks stiffen for cornering and other suspension motions. It's the best of both worlds as the shock self-adjusts based on suspension motion. These fit with the stock strut and shock mounts, making for an easy and clean install.

Parts list:
  • 1 set - H&R Sport Springs (29383)
  • 1 - Bilstein Left Front Sport struts (VN7-5283 / 22-052834)
  • 1 - Bilstein Right Front Sport struts (VN7-5284 / 22-052841)
  • 1 pair - Bilstein Rear Sport Shocks (BE5-2453 / 24-024532)

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2005 E46 BMW 325xi 330xi sedan

E46 325Xi Wagon H&R/Bilstein Sport Suspension Package
E46 325Xi Wagon H&R/Bilstein Sport Suspension Package
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Put a bit more 'sport' in your 325xi sport wagon with a better suspension. If you have found the stock suspension to be a little soft and mushy then this is the perfect upgrade. Given the intended target for most of these wagons, the suspension is lacking a lot when it comes to bodyroll and handling. This set of H&R springs and Bilstein shocks for the 325xi wagon will transform the handling without major downsides. The car will be lower and firmer which will allow you to corner faster and flatter.

H&R Sport springs lower the ride height by 1.2" in front and 1.0" in the back and stiffens the spring rate. Both combine to lower the car's center of gravity and reduce the amount of bodyroll in corners. The springs are progressive rate so their initial stiffness is actually very compliant and it becomes stiffer as the spring is compressed. This is great for street cars that see bumps and potholes where suspension compliance is key. Overall, they are about 40% stiffer than the stock original springs.

We use Bilstein Sport shocks as the dampers and they feature Bilstein's patented and innovative valving system. With this system, small bumps and impacts are absorbed as they should be. But the shocks stiffen for cornering and other suspension motions. It's the best of both worlds as the shock self-adjusts based on suspension motion. These fit with the stock strut and shock mounts, making for an easy and clean install.

Parts list:
  • 1 set - H&R Sport Springs (50419)
  • 1 - Bilstein Left Front Sport struts (VN7-5283 / 22-052834)
  • 1 - Bilstein Right Front Sport struts (VN7-5284 / 22-052841)
  • 1 pair - Bilstein Rear Sport Shocks (BE5-2453 / 24-024532)

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2005 E46 BMW 325xi touring wagon
Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set - E46 325/330xi
Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set - E46 325/330xi
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Looking to lower your BMW for a sportier appearance and improved cornering, performance, and aerodynamics? This spring kit from Eibach is a perfect solution to lower the ride height without compromising the ride quality of your BMW.

With this kit, you can expect an average lowering of:

  • Front - 1.2"
  • Rear - 1"

E36 323iC/325iC/328iC Conv Bilstein/H&R Sport Suspension Package
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This suspension package for the E36 convertibles will lower the ride height for a better stance and give you better handling. The stock suspension can be very soft with a lot of bodyroll. If you want your 'vert to handle more like a sports car and less like a town car, this is the right suspension for you.

H&R Sport springs lower the ride height by 1.5" in front and 1.0" in the rear and stiffens the spring rate. Both combine to lower the car's center of gravity and reduce the amount of bodyroll in corners. The springs are progressive rate so their initial stiffness is actually very compliant and it becomes stiffer as the spring is compressed. This is great for street cars that see bumps and potholes where suspension compliance is key. Overall, they are about 25% stiffer than the stock original springs. Lowering amount will be slightly less on cars originally equipped with the factory sport suspension.

We use Bilstein Sport shocks as the dampers and they feature Bilstein's patented and innovative valving system. With this system, small bumps and impacts are absorbed as they should be. But the shocks stiffen for cornering and other suspension motions. It's the best of both worlds as the shock self-adjusts based on suspension motion. These fit with the stock strut and shock mounts, making for an easy and clean install.

Parts list:
  • 1 set - H&R Sport Springs (29929-1)
  • 1 - Bilstein Left Front Sport strut (VE3-4402 / 35-044024)
  • 1 - Bilstein Right Front Sport strut (VE3-4403 / 35-044031)
  • 1 pair - Bilstein Rear Sport Shocks (BE5-2725 / 24-027250)

This item fits the following BMWs:
1994-1999 E36 BMW 323i 325i 328i Convertibles (convertible/cabrio only - not coupe or sedan)

E46 323/325/328/330i/ci H&R/Bilstein Sport Suspension Package
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The E46 3-series can really benefit from a slightly firmer suspension. The stock shock and spring package is a bit too soft and mushy with a lot of bodyroll. Even the factory sport suspension was a marginal improvement. If you have been left wanting more from your stock suspension, this is the perfect upgrade. In this E46 shock and spring package we paired H&R Sport springs with a set of Bilstein sport shocks and struts to deliver a package with near-stock levels of comfort but with stiffer springs that improve handling and lower the ride height for better aesthetics.

H&R Sport springs lower the ride height by up to 1.4" in front and .75" in the back and stiffens the spring rate. Both combine to lower the car's center of gravity and reduce the amount of bodyroll in corners. The springs are progressive rate so their initial stiffness is actually very compliant and it becomes stiffer as the spring is compressed. This is great for street cars that see bumps and potholes where suspension compliance is key. Overall, they are about 30% stiffer than the stock original springs.

We use Bilstein Sport shocks as the dampers and they feature Bilstein's patented and innovative valving system. With this system, small bumps and impacts are absorbed as they should be. But the shocks stiffen for cornering and other suspension motions. It's the best of both worlds as the shock self-adjusts based on suspension motion. These fit with the stock strut and shock mounts, making for an easy and clean install.

Ride height varies by stock suspension:

E46 standard suspension: F: -1.4: / R: -0.75"
E46 sport suspension: F: -0.75" / R: -0.25"

Parts list:

  • 1 set - H&R Sport Springs (29485 or 29484)
  • 1 - Bilstein Left Front Sport strut (35-115106)
  • 1 - Bilstein Right Front Sport strut (35-115113)
  • 1 pair - Bilstein Rear Sport Shocks (24-027250)

This item fits the following BMWs:
1999-2006 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 328i 328ci 330i 330ci sedans and coupes

Eibach Sportline Spring Set - E46 323i/Ci 325i/Ci 328i/Ci 330i/Ci
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Looking to lower your BMW for a sportier appearance and improved cornering, performance, and aerodynamics? This spring kit from Eibach is a perfect solution to lower the ride height without compromising the ride quality of your BMW.

With this kit, you can expect an average lowering of:

  • Front - 1.7"-1.8"
  • Rear - 1.5-1.8"
AC Schnitzer RS Adjustable Coilovers - E46 M3 Coupe
AC Schnitzer RS Adjustable Coilovers - E46 M3 Coupe
AC Schnitzer Sport Suspension is engineered to blend seam...
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AC Schnitzer Sport Suspension is engineered to blend seamlessly with your BMW's chassis and suspension components to deliver superior handling and style without sacrificing ride quality. Schnitzer's suspension kit is designed with precision to improve overall suspension geometry. The springs are slightly stiffer than stock and fine tuned to reduce body roll, without sacrificing driving comfort. A stiffer suspension makes the car more fun to drive, while the lower ride height improves the looks by reducing wheel gap. A great addition to enhance any suspension!

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



AC Schnitzer Performance Springs - E46
AC Schnitzer Performance Springs - E46
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AC Schnitzer Performance Springs are matched to your BMW's chassis and suspension components to deliver better handling and looks without sacrificing ride quality. Schnitzer's springs are engineered with precision to coexist with your car's suspension to improve suspension geometry. Spring rates are slightly stiffer than stock and fine tuned to reduce body roll, without sacrificing driving comfort. A stiffer suspension makes the car more fun to drive, while the lower ride height improves the looks by reducing wheel gap.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323Ci 325i 325Ci 328i 328Ci 330i 330Ci

AC Schnitzer RS Adjustable Coilovers - E46 M3 Convertible
AC Schnitzer RS Adjustable Coilovers - E46 M3 Convertible
AC Schnitzer Sport Suspension is engineered to blend seam...
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AC Schnitzer Sport Suspension is engineered to blend seamlessly with your BMW's chassis and suspension components to deliver superior handling and style without sacrificing ride quality. Schnitzer's suspension kit is designed with precision to improve overall suspension geometry. The springs are slightly stiffer than stock and fine tuned to reduce body roll, without sacrificing driving comfort. A stiffer suspension makes the car more fun to drive, while the lower ride height improves the looks by reducing wheel gap. A great addition to enhance any suspension!

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

E46 M3 Dinan S1 Shock/Spring Package
E46 M3 Dinan S1 Shock/Spring Package
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Dinan Performance Shocks and Springs are matched to your BMW's chassis and suspension components to deliver better handling and looks without sacrificing ride quality. Dinan BMW spring rates are slightly stiffer than stock and dialed in to reduce bodyroll. A stiffer suspension makes the car more fun to drive and the lower ride height improves the looks by reducing wheel-fender gap. Specially valved Koni shocks are matched to the springs to precisely dampen body motions and control the ride. The shocks are adjustable between two settings for normal street and aggressive street use.

Dinan spring specs -

  • F: -5/8" (16mm)
  • R: -1/4" (6mm)

For over 35 years, Dinan has been America's premier tuning company, pioneering advancements in BMW modification while retaining a focus on balanced performance that preserves the original character and driving feel that a BMW offers. When you install a Dinan part on your car, know that it's not only carefully developed and tested, but that Dinan stands behind it with a four year, 50,000-mile warranty. Dinan believes so fully in their aEURoetotal packageaEUR approach that once your car has been fitted with enough of their parts, they celebrate your conversion from stock to Dinan with an exclusive trunk badge, displayed proudly by BMW enthusiasts everywhere. The springs are worth 2 points towards your Dinan badge.

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


Alpina FE 3 Suspension Package - E46 RWD
Alpina FE 3 Suspension Package - E46 RWD
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This suspension package from Alpina includes new springs, dampers, and installation hardware, and is specially tuned for great handling without destroying r