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Suspension Upgrades & Performance

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Suspension Kits

Don't be bottoming out or bouncing down the road because of an old, tired suspension system. Pelican's suspension kits contain the necessary parts to service, refresh or replace the vehicles suspension components.
Stage 2 Suspension Kits for BMW
Stage 2 Kits increase performance a notch by providing a slightly stiffer ride and increased handling potential.
Turner Motorsports Adjustable Rear Camber Arms for Stage 3 and Uber Kits
Installing lowering springs on your E36 will result in increased negative camber on the rear wheels. In order to adjust the rear camber, you'll need to install a set of adjustable camber arms. Turner Motorsports offers two bushing styles to meet your needs, a solid Rod-end or Rubber Bushing end. The high range of adjustment allows a full racecar setup or a heavily lowered car to maintain factory specifications. Aluminum camber arms are designed as a lightweight component thereby reducing wear and tear on other, more critical parts (rear subframe, control arm bushings, etc) Each camber arm weighs only 2.5 lbs making for a total of 5 lbs for both parts (stock camber arms weigh 3 lbs each) TMS Camber Arms use hardcoat anodized aluminum, stainless steel turnbuckles, and stainless rod ends to all but eliminate corrosion from getting into the threads and making adjustment difficult. CNC-machined double shear design for ease of installation, high strength, and choice of outside bushing material. But we do suggest using with BMW rear trailing arm bushing # 33-32-6-775-551 for best performance (These bushings are included with all Pelican Uber Kits). Easy and simple to adjust, the main adjustment point is out by the wheel so there is no need to work around the exhaust or subframe to adjust camber.

Turner Motorsport Adjustable Front Camber Plates for Stage 3 and Uber Kits
The custom-made TMS adjustable camber plates for the E36 provide up to 4 degrees of negative camber. These beautifully made aluminum camber plates have solid no-play spherical bearings that are ideal for racing or high performance track events. These camber plates are nearly identical to the BMW Motorsport version with a few TMS improvements. These units replace the rubber upper strut bearing and are easily adjusted by loosening the 3 factory nuts and sliding the camber plate in and out. Because of the clearances between the spring and the body of the car these are suggested for use with coil-over front struts only, using a 60mm, 2.25" or 2.5" ID race spring.

H&R Street Performance Coil Over Kits

H&R Street Performance Coil Overs are the perfect suspension solution for discerning drivers - from daily drivers to serious tuners - who can appreciate the awesome handling and superb ride comfort. Each coil over shock is custom valved to work in conjunction with a precision-engineered progressive rate spring, creating a finely tuned suspension system. The fully threaded shock body allows for adjustable vehicle height. This feature helps balance vehicle weight, resulting in a lower center of gravity and improved performance and control.

H&R Sport Springs

The most popular spring in H&R's line-up, Sport Springs will lower your vehicle an average of 1.5 - 2 inches (depending upon the make and model of your vehicle) for a lower center of gravity, improved handling and a more aggressive appearance. Sport springs feature more control than that of the OE Sport spring, but is still comfortable for daily use. Sport springs are an excellent choice for street and occasional track use.

H&R TRAK+ Wheel Spacers

When it comes to all-out cornering performance, one rule applies: wider is really, truly better. H&R TRAK+ wheel spacers let you balance the handling and performance of your car to suit your aggressive driving style, and without spending the time, money and trouble of springing for bigger wheels and tires. Most manufacturers leave 20 to 30mm of extra space between the wheels and the fenders, to suit arcane regulations or to leave space for flapping tire chains. These light-alloy spacers push your existing wheels or even your hot, aftermarket alloys out to fill the wheelwells properly, giving you better cornering, better aerodynamics and even better looks.

DR Series (6-40mm Track Widening)
This spacer is fitted between the wheel and hub, using longer wheel bolts (ordered separately). Please check type of bolt head (taper or round and diameter) and shaft length before ordering.

DRA Series (6-60mm Track Widening)
This Spacer is fitted to the hub with special wheel bolts and has new threaded holes for existing wheel bolts.

NOTE: ALL DRA kits come complete with all necessary wheel bolts, studs and nuts to mount the adapter to your original hub. These will be used in connection with the existing parts fitted to the vehicle.
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