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Old 03-26-2011, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i need to replace stock struts shocks on 2002 530 i sport i do not want to lower the ride what bilstein components are suggested? what springs go with this?
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If you don't want to lower the vehicle, just replace the struts/shocks and reinstall the stock springs. The least expensive route right now are the Sachs/Bodge OEM sports. They are running $ 119.95 ea. from Bavarian right now. (part # Part # : 36A 61A for the front on your car) I am ordering a set for my 528i on Friday. FYI - If you have never replaced struts, I do not recommend performing this type of maintenance on your own without a second set of hands with experience in this type of repair. Many people have been injured and even killed from a compressed spring that got loose.
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