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Question trim the bump stop on M3 rear Bilstien sports?

Just purchased Bilstein sports. The rear seems too harsh and bumpy. Have read that trimming the bump stops may decrease the rear harshness. Comments on this issue. Thanks.
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here's some help for ya!
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/suspension/e36_trim_bilstein_bumpstop.html
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what kind of springs do you have with your bilstein sports?
i sometimes think about a lower ride too, but then i get scared of all these troubles.
i've read that if you have stiffer shocks you also need hd shock mounts as original ones have to absorb the movement which makes a harsh ride, which sounds believable however i don't have experience with this!
just thinking that the best possible choise probably is m-tech springs as those don't lower car as much as aftermarket and hence you don't have to trim anything.
of course m-tech springs are expensive as rear m-tech cost as much as a set of 4 of eibachs.
i'd like to hear what pelicanparts people have to say on sport spring/shock issues!
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I have had problems with shock mounts on my car. Specifically, when i went to the Bilstein Sports, i would pop the rubber out of the mount if I hit a bump too hard. I replaced the mounts with the upgraded E46 mounts and i have not had a problem since.

You do not want to run bump stops with Bilstein shocks. The bump stops are actually integrated into the design of the car.
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i am sorry! while submitting my comment i noticed that we here are talking about m3 cars! i thought m3 people have their own thread?! please ignore my reply and also i think that m3 needs nothing!
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