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Old 07-13-2007, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Springs and shocks on an e34...

Hey guys, Just wanted some opinions on what i'm about to do. I've been driving my e34 525i around without working shocks for awhile now, trying to avoid spending money on it until I could afford something better than stock.

So, here's what I'm looking at...

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Anyone currently have these springs/shocks? How are they? Are they going to be tolerable as a daily driver or are they going to be way too "raced out"?

Also, as far as installation. How hard is this going to be to put in? I'm not a master mechanic by any means, I know how to do a few things. Toughest job I've tackled so far is a new thermostat and that went pretty well. Should I go out and see what midas or a local shop will charge to put them in or is this something I might be able to tackle myself and just pay to have the car aligned?
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I dont know about that product, but I can tell you it took me and a friend about 6 hours to do the front two (havent done the back yet), and we both are kinda fimiliar with front end suspension. The whole shock/strut assembly needs removed and then you have to have a spring compressor to get to the shock insert. Here is a good write-up if you want to look at to see if you want to tackle it or not: BMW E34 Website
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Glad to see your still around da_bull, thanks for the info. I think I'm gonna leave this one to the pros. 6 hours for two wheels just sounds far too painful of a project since I need this car to get to work. Thanks for the information!
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No problem. Shop around a bit for a good shop unless you already know of one. Catch ya laterz...
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I would contact BMAparts. They could probably give you a little better deal than that.
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It looks like BMA is only in the business of OEM replacement parts. I'm looking for something a bit aftermarket.

Good site though, I've ordered there before.
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You might want to call or email them...

My buddy got his shocks and Eibach springs from them for his e34. They beat TireRack's price when he mentioned that they were cheaper too.
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Hrm. I'll have to give them a call. I'm slightly torn between suspensions, a post about that is in the works.
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