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BMW Suspension Parts

Suspension

Your BMW's handling is determined by the capabilities and age of your suspension components. Our selected aftermarket performance suspension like coilovers, lowering springs, cup kits, and dampers can improve the handling of your BMW dramatically. With those upgrades comes the needs for proper adjustment; our recommended supporting modifications comes stiffer sway bars, bushings, and adjustable camber/caster plates, to name a few found on this page. Completely build your suspension for the most competitive BMW driving experience, achieve your perfect look, or simply replace your worn suspension with our recommended parts.

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Bushings & Mounts

Suspension mounts are designed to absorb the energy of the shocks and springs and isolate road harshness from the chassis. But over time the original rubber mounts will crumble and fail. We have stock mounts and bushings as well as a wide selection of upgraded and heavier-duty for performance street cars. We also offer a full selection of race only bushings and mounts. Simply choose your car below. Included here you will find rear shock tower mounts, front strut mounts, subframe mounts, lower control arm bushings, rear trailing arm bushings, and more.

Camber / Caster Kits

The camber setting in your alignment is one of the most crucial aspects of your suspension and the overall driving experience. Unfortunately, most BMWs do not have a camber adjustment in the front and a limited adjustment in the rear. This can be frustrating because camber comes into play whenever you make changes to the suspension or when you want more negative camber for more grip and better handling. There are multiple reasons to adjust camber -

• You want more front end grip to reduce understeer and create a more balanced handling scenario,
•  You have lowered the car and need to reduce negative camber due to inside tire wear
•  You added wider tires or wheels and need extra clearance to bodywork,
•  Your car was in an accident or collision and the camber setting is now wrong. Note: there may be other factors to this situation and we recommend finding the root cause rather than a quick-fix.

We offer front fixed or adjustable camber plates or camber/caster plates, rear adjustable camber arms, and rear adjustable camber bushings from KMAC, Vorshlag, and also our own designs to fit your specific needs. In most cases, these adjustable camber kits are a direct replacement for the stock BMW part, enabling a seamless upgrade. Adjustable camber can be dialed-in using ordinary hand tools and most kits have reference marks for consistent and repeatable adjustments. No drilling, slotting, or welding required! Some kits perform specific functions and fit with specific types of suspensions (stock, stock-type, coil-over, etc). Give us a call if you need guidance in selecting the best camber plate option for your particular suspension or situation.

Chassis Reinforcement Kits & Parts

Made in the USAAs much of an "Ultimate Driving Machine" it is, many BMW models unfortunately suffer from weak points in the chassis. Over the years we have uncovered many weak or failure-prone areas in the chassis and have developed our own reinforcing solutions for them. And we continue to be the leading experts on BMW chassis reinforcing. Failures can come from a number, or combination, of causes: improper maintenance, age and mileage, poor design, environmental factors, poor repair work, and over-stressing modifications. The longer you let your car go without repairing or reinforcing these areas, the closer it gets to crumbling apart. Our chassis reinforcement kits are designed to first identify potential weak points and then strengthen and reinforce the existing design.

Most of our kits are not labor intensive although welding is usually required. If you suspect your chassis may have structural problems we recommend taking it to a well-known bodyshop or restoration shop. (find out who your local BMW dealer uses - we sell many of our kits to dealer-authorized repair shops). Making the preventative fix simple and effective is better than a long and complicated repair after the failure. Our kits are not usually used for fixing existing damage (only your body shop can determine the correct course of action). But our kits have been proven under extreme conditions on racetracks around the world to prevent many of the costly - and dangerous - chassis problems.

Coilovers

Coilovers provide more adjustability than a strut and spring setup and can serve a variety of different needs - it's important to be sure of what your suspension goals are. We have broken down our coilover catalog into street and track categories, this is not to say you can't use one of our “street” coilovers on the track, or vice versa, but it is to give you a starting point. Are you someone who is interested in getting your BMW lower than factory height for the aesthetic value and handling benefits in a daily driver? Check out our street category. The majority of these are priced to avoid breaking the bank, but providing a good value in terms of features and benefits. On the other hand, if you are putting together your vehicle with the track as its main purpose, take a look at our track coilovers category. We have hand selected these coilover brands as being more expensive coilovers built to hold up to abuse.

Control Arm Replacements & Upgrades

Control arms, and their integrated ball joints, are some of the most crucial components on a BMW suspension. The control arms literally control the wheel and suspension as they go through their range of motions. They do more than just keep the alignment in a constant spec - they are a vital locating component for the suspension itself. A faulty or worn control arm or ball joint is a very dangerous and potentially life-threatening problem so make sure they are inspected and replaced at regular intervals.

Most control arms for BMWs consist of an inner and outer ball joint made of plastic, rubber, Delrin, or metal and covered in grease with a rubber boot to seal it from the outside. The ball joint rotates and spins as the control arm goes through its movements and that will wear the ball joint and make it loose. The grease inside the housing can also get used up, evaporate, or become contaminated from moisture and foreign particles. As the ball joint becomes worn it can result in excess movement within the housing. Your steering and handling will become less precise and there is usually a light clunking or clicking sound. In rare and extreme cases the ball joint can separate from the control arm completely, leading to a total loss of suspension and steering control. You should have the ball joint play checked annually and replace them every 3-4 years. Most track organizations will not allow a car if they are older than three years.

Control arms also take abuse from impacts and handling forces. Aluminum control arms will generally bend and prevent an accurate alignment. Steel control arms will crack and fracture and require close inspection annually and replacement every 3-4 years.

We sell OE BMW, OEM, and performance upgrade control arms from proven manufacturers. The control arm is so important to a BMW suspension that we insist on only top quality brands and designs and will never sell a control arm based on price alone. We also have upgrade packages with superior designs and better bushing options and we have bundled these together with valuable package savings.

Shocks & Struts

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.

BMW Bilstein Shocks & Struts
Bilstein Shock Packages for BMW
Koni Shocks for BMWOEM BMW Shocks and BMW Factory Struts

Springs

Springs are the easiest and most cost effective way to improve your handling, get a more aggressive rake, and give your vehicle a more attractive stance. We do recommend replacing your shocks and struts at the same time with either Bilstein or Koni dampers.

Spring & Shock Packages

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.

Strut Braces & Stress Bars

BMWs need some added chassis strengthening in the front. You may notice some "chassis flex" when cornering or driving over a bumpy road. The reason for this is the incredible amount of force being applied to front strut towers. They have a tendency to flex when force is applied to them. Tying the strut towers together with a brace reduces the amount of flex and soldifies your car's chassis. Easy installation.

Subframe

Subframe bushings are a common failure point on BMWs - replace these to refresh your BMW.

Suspension Install Kits

When installing a new factory or aftermarket suspension, it is vitally important to address the surrounding parts such as strut mounts and rear shock mounts. Turner carries pre-assembled installation kits specifically tailored for your next overhaul or upgrades project.

Sway Bar

The next step in tuning your car's handling - after shocks/springs and camber plates - should be a set of swaybars. Using larger front and rear sway bars will give your car better/quicker turn-in and less bodyroll in corners. These bars replace the existing sway bars on the car for a clean and simple upgrade with very little downside. Sway bars should be matched with your springs/shocks to maintain a proper handling balance. In some cases only a front or rear bar is needed to positively change the balance and make the car more neutral. We sell sway bar kits from H&R, Racing Dynamics, OE BMW upgrades, and even some of our own designs. Swaybars are sold with new bushings. New links and other hardware are strongly recommended.

Suspension Tools

Servicing the suspension and related components is key to maintaining a smooth and balanced driving experience. Certain parts require the use of specific specialty tools and you can find them here.