fbpx

Suspension upgrade

Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 084

The bavaria came with a side loader differential . That works fine with the stock m30 but there are not many ratio choices and finding an LSD is almost impossible.

Amazingly the e28 rear subframe and suspension will bolt right up. So this gives you many more diff options. In this case a 3.25 LSD was chosen. With the double over drive of the T56 you can cruise at 1600rpm at 80rpm.

While we were in there we added coil overs to the front and rebuilt all the brakes.

Again with the lack of space on the drivers side we needed to ditch the brake booster so we went to a smaller master cylinder from an E21 to help with pedal feel. There might be more travel but the pressure needed is greatly reduced.

Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 022

ebrake guide pipes need to be extended.

Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 029

Coil adjusters and bilstein sports installed.

Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 081

Old rear subframe out

Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 087

Front brakes all rebuilt and installed.

Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 089

New trailing arm bushings in the e28 arms.

Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 088

Front subframe rebuilt.

Check out the Gallery

×
×

Cart