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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.
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?
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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