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Old 03-25-2004, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys! i'm new to this you might be able to help... i'm changing my front shocks with SACHS touring, besides the dampers and shocks whatelse do i have to change when i do this procedure? like do i have to change the front shock mounts as well? i already did the rear and changed the dampers, shocks and shock mounts. thanks! ghead
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First, welcome to the forum.....

Answering your question: replace the front shock mounts, because they can wear out....

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Welcome to the forum!

I would recommend to change some other parts as well. When I changed my suspension, the parts that I am about to mention were in pretty bad shape and I swapped all of them for new parts. They are not overly expensive, even if you buy from the dealer.
I have attached a schematic view of the front e36 suspension setup.
I changed 1,8,9,11 and 12. As far as I remember some of them come as kit.

Since you already changed the rears you conqurered the biggest piece of work the fronts are much easier to swap
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Check the faq section I just did a write up about changing all of the struts (front and back). It's not too bad, it'll prolly take a couple hours if your've never done it before. Good luck with it, if you need any help or have questions after reading the FAQ then feel free to PM me.
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Let me kow how that sachs suspension is when you get done, I have been considering the same one.
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dutchbmw: my car is quite close to that... except that i changed the front and rear tail lights to white ones instead of the amber. thanks for the info on the suspension. i was thinking of doing it myself, i mean changing it but its quite scary i might break something or lose a screw! it costs too much to have it changed from bmw. anyway here's a pic of my car
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