|| Approx. Front Lowering (in.)
|| Approx. Rear Lowering (in.)
| 1999-2006 BMW E46 RWD
| Customer Review
Today, I had the ST
Coilovers installed on my ZHP
Coupe to replace my aged suspension. I would like to thank Jurrian,
Gilbert and Jason over at Modbargains for helping me out with all of my
suspension questions and helping me to acquire the ST Coilovers.
I took the car for a
quick spin. 30 miles later, through everything that I could put it
through (freeway, high speed curves, low speed and climbing twisties,
uneven pavement and rough road as well as in-town driving), I knew that
I had made the right choice in suspension. It was tight without being
bumpy and harsh, smooth without the floaty feeling and handled like it
was on rails. Essentially, it handled like a ZHP. The only thing I
noticed was that at low speeds in town (under 20 MPH), you could really
feel the irregularities in the pavement, but I could live with that. I
was worried that the suspension would be too bumpy and stiff, but even
my wife commented that it was not too harsh and felt only slightly
tighter than the factory ZHP suspension when she took the car for a
quick run to the store.
To anyone thinking of
upgrading their suspension: SERIOUSLY consider the ST Coilovers. I do
not think that you will be disappointed. Especially considering the
price of these vs. a shock/spring combo. Very good ride, great
handling, easy adjustment and the build quality is outstanding.
Looking for that
perfect balance between comfort and performance, styling, and handling
without sacrificing ride quality and comfort? Your search is
over, from the company that brought you the KW
V1, V2, and V3, we have the perfect ST Coilover to
suit your E46 needs. Coilovers are the BEST suspension solution for
aftermarket applications, simply because all of the parts are designed
to compliment and function perfectly with each other. As opposed to
playing the guessing game of buying springs and shocks separate. Get
the best handling today with ST V1 Coilovers BMW E46 from
When it comes to
choosing the perfect coilover, don't be cheap, do it right the first
time; choose ST height adjustable XA Coilover Kits. Fully threaded
shock bodies will enable you to customize your ride height for that
aggressive stance that you've always wanted, without sacrificing
safety, functionality, or driving performance. Each application is
expertly engineered, designed, and test under road and of course track
conditions in Europe to guarantee it meets and exceeds the Highest
Quality Standards of the German TÜV.
Coming from the
makers of KW suspension systems the only main difference between the ST
XA and KW XA is the steel they use. While KW uses Stainless Steel for
their shock housing, ST uses Galvanized Steel. However, this does not
mean a drop in quality, durability, or appearance. Although coilovers
that use galvanized steel are more prone to corrosion due to
environmental influences (i.e. mixture of salt water); those in the
lower states: California, Texas, Florida, Nevada, etc. don't have to
worry about corrosion. Those in the mid to upper States that snow still
don't have much to worry about as long as they do not drive in heavy
snow conditions upon where salt is used on roads. to further ensure
those with doubt about Galvanized Steel, ST has corrosion resistant
zinc plating on all of their threaded strut housings for further
A coilover suspension basically
gives you a matched lowering spring and shock absorber combination with
the added benefit of adjustable ride height and spring rates through a
moveable spring perch or perches. Coilovers are to your car's advantage
by reducing unsprung mass, increasing suspension travel, and allowing
the car to be corner balanced. These ST XA Coilovers BMW E46 is
ranked among the best in the industry!
*4 - Excluding
all models with 4-Wheel Drive.
*42 - In combination with OEM wheels and tires, wheel spacers might
need to be used.
*49 - Height adjustment at the rear axle over special bushing.
*112 - Because of the special design of this specific car, the damper
adjustment can only be made when the damper is not mounted. By
modifying the interior trim, this problem can be avoided.