5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
I've a leaking front shock, non EHC 540i..... so whilst i'm at it i thought i'd see what i could do to upgrade the std? shocks/springs... problem is i'm not sure if the springs are already lowered. Ride height to top of wheel arch is 68mm front and 67mm rear, Running on 235/45/17 rims.
I love the way the car soaks up the motorway miles... smooth tarmac for most of it's life... journeys of 1500km in a stretch not uncommon for me... so i don't want hard suspension that will jar... my old 325i on Bilsteins was great in germany but a nightmare on uk roads... slamming on every pothole/ road repair. Then again... if you can google earth the 24km long snake pass north of Mecca.. best time so far 10 min 20 secs... i like to drive the thing!
So... do i stick with $500 dollar standard or try aftermarket? and if so any recommendations
Ok.Got the ride height wrong, should read cm not mm! Reason i'm concerned about lowering the car any further is that the compound/airbase where i live/work is full of sleeping policemen speed bumps, car alredy bottoms out if i go over at anything more than a walking pace. I can't afford to drop it another inch..... Any advice on std ride height? Anybody tried the Koni fsk? as opposed to the yellows?
Bilstein hd's are great for handling, but not for cruising. I had HD's with eibach sports on my e34 540i (same basic suspension) and it was .. sporty. Not a whole unlike a stock e36 m3, if maybe a little more harsh.
Will appreciate your help ... I also plan to change shocks but I found only Boge plus the OEM ones. I dont really know where to find Koni in the UAE but can do my own arrangments to get them from KSA if you can refer me to right place.
Dinan Stage 2 suspension system. Front and rear suspension replaced entirely in 2006. Dinan Monoball kit.
Dinan Stage 2 Big Brake Kit.
Retrofit BMW Factory Bluetooth, Retrofit factory BMW MK4 (DVD Based) Navigation System with 16x9 screen, DICE kit, 2 12 JL subwoofers with 800 watt amp integrated into factory stereo system with DSP, Retrofit BMW Factory Xenon Headlamps, Escort SRX radar/laser system.
BBS 3 Piece, nickel plated lips with gloss black color matched centers
Hamann Front Lower Spoiler, Hamann Roof Spoiler, E39 M5 Style Trunk Lid Lip Spoiler, BMW Factory late model E38 side skirt retrofit, Rear fenders pulled 1 inch to allow larger wheels and tires
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