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Has anybody installed these yourself? What is involved in installing these springs? I'd like to install these at home, but im unsure if theres any special tools to buy. Does anyone know of any web sites to view instructions or pics?
I have not installed these or bought I too would be interested in what would be necessary for a job like that. Just from past experiences I can tell you would need to have jack or hydrolic lift. I'm not sure about any other specific tools.
you need a spring compressor, but its not that expensive of a tool. the job is pretty straight forward, but IMO the hardest part is getting the shock out! lol.
Theres a little article on bmwe34.net that tells about shock lenghts, etc. and it basically says that a shorter shock for a lowering spring is a myth. I believe it too, because i've been in quite a few cars with stock shocks and REALLY low springs, and they ride just as good and less stiff than the cars with 'sport' shocks. I think the sport shocks just keep it super firm.
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