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Old 03-25-2007, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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....so new coil springs coming :)

After the broken spring found on my car (see http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/3-s...ics-51692.html) Decided this is was a perfect time to do the H&R sport spring set-up i've wanted. Picked them up from Turner Mo-Sport along with some front strut reinforcement plates and new 15mm rear spring pads.

I'm attempting the job myself with a knowledgable buddy of mine, but a nice DIY would help out alot. I have the 'bentley manual' for the car, so that should help. Any other tips would be greatly appriciated. Thankz!
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bump. You should be fine. It's pretty late here so ill get to this tomorrow.
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if you just follow les's DIY its exactly the same even though his is an m3 (only difference is where the sways attach) and his are coilovers (they all attach the same way) http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/upg...-m3-40908.html

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Is it going to be a problem that i'll be using all the old nuts and bolts?? The bentley manual talks about a "self locking nut" when removing the front strut. Does any know abou this?? Thanks
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Great DIY tho....thanks for that
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the self locking nut should come with the struts in the kit i believe... on top of the strut... and with the old bolts... technically you would want to get new ones, but i highly recommend using lock-tite on all of your bolts new or old, and there shouldnt be a problem ethier way...
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Installed the coil springs today/tonight....took a little longer than planned, but damn!!, do they look good.

I got one question/ comment about the install. I had a f-ing horrible time unbolting the "cv shafts ?" from the differential! MY GOD...the driver side one had the exhust pipes in the way and had all of about 30 degrees of wrench movement. Had to undo one...turn the drive shaft, undo another, turn * 6. Is this wat you all go through to do this job??!! It was not cool. I'll post pics tomorrow of the new drop.
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Why the heck did you have to undo those? Seriously the job is undo a few bolts back there, have a friend step on the spring perch enough so you wiggle the old spring out, and then throw in the newer spring.
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Yeah man. It seems to me like you took the long/unnecessary route. Glad you got them in, though.
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SOB! i was just goin the route i read in the Bentley manual.....those Bastards! I read somewhere you had to do that so the CV shafts wouldn't extend below a certain angle. WOW...well i guess they're in, but it was't fun.
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Bummer man. Usually rear springs are 10-15 minutes per side including setup and removal of wheel. Oh well at least you're happy with your ride. The fronts will take a month to three to finally settle in. The rears should look quite a bit set in and deeper than the front.

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haha damn thats a bummer... shoulda trusted in les... :\
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pics are up boys....

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