Front shock absorber
Front shock absorbers for Z3 must be bought and replaced in pairs.
Mister-Auto offers you shock absorbers from top brands including like Kyb, Monroe or Sachs. Remember to add two to your shopping basket though. Why do I have to replace my shocks in pairs?
To avoid unbalancing your Z3. If one of your shock absorbers is worn, there is a big chance its neighbour to be in the same state.
Worn shock absorbers can be very dangerous because they no longer assure a good adherence to the ground when cornering, especially in rainy weather or when braking.
You can see or check if your shock absorbers are worn by parking your car on a flat surface. An oil leak or strange and irregular wear of the tyres is a crucial indication of the state of the shock absorbers as well.
By pressing the bonnet of your Bmw $serie and then letting go, you can determine whether it is time to replace your shocks. If the vehicle rebounds (seems to bounce up and down) you have a strong indicator that the front shock absorbers of your Z3 need to be replaced. But to avoid danger due to failing shock absorbers, it is best to check your shock absorbers every 12 500 miles anyway and to replace them about every 49 700 to 62 100 miles.
To determine which front shock absorber references are suitable for your Z3, we recommend you select the engine type of your Bmw $serie in the roll down menu or just enter your registration number.
PURCHASE OF Front Shock Absorbers FOR YOUR Bmw Z3 BY MODEL AND ENGINE TYPE
Z3 (E36) – 10/1995 - 01/2003
Z3 Coupe (E36) – 04/1997 - 06/2003