Lot of controversy here. I have heard from several converters that they were unhappy with the ride after removing the LAD system. You can buy new LAD struts for your car from EUROWEB parts in ST Petersburg, FL for (are you ready) $385.00 each plus shipping. If you have a spring compressor, you can do the job yourself, albeit the rear seat removal is a PITA but you are saving money. I just did my 1988 750il (140,000 miles and the struts died), took me a few hours, but I am a happy guy.