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matty.dc
04-19-2009, 12:56 PM
what is the easiest method of installing lowering springs? apex 60mm springs going in within the next couple of weeks.

Thanks

Matt

e30_kid89
04-19-2009, 01:13 PM
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/E30-Front_Suspen/E30-Front_Suspen.htm

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/E30-Rear_Suspen/E30-Rear_Suspen.htm

Only thing is in the front id just remove the whole strut but that method works too, I did it that way the first time.

matty.dc
04-19-2009, 01:21 PM
Solid! thanks.....how long did it take you ?

e30_kid89
04-19-2009, 01:40 PM
first time evar doing it/not changing shocks lool took me 5hrs....I can now do shocks+springs in the fraction of the time now.

richie_s999
04-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Princess auto has a good set of spring compressers for 25 bucks

eta Epsilon
04-19-2009, 06:02 PM
Bring it to your mechanic...
You'll need an aligment anyway...

supernaught
04-19-2009, 06:18 PM
i picked up those compressors from PA, work great for me.

matty.dc
04-19-2009, 08:02 PM
lol i picked them up today as well for $25 it looks like a solid compressor too. I want to do most of the work on the car by myself.

BmW1819
04-19-2009, 09:51 PM
Bring it to your mechanic...
You'll need an aligment anyway...


there is no adjustments other than toe :) or less u get the camber plates

echo
04-20-2009, 07:30 AM
You'll still need the toe reset.

matty.dc
04-20-2009, 01:00 PM
echo what rims/suspension are you running on your car?

adam325i
04-20-2009, 04:17 PM
with toe you can eye ball it, that all we do at the dealer ship. easy as 3.14

Ceeker
04-20-2009, 05:34 PM
are you for real? eye ball it?? hey dare feller!! you aint' nofixin a red neck mobeel here. dis here is a Beemer..german engineering...come on...do it right...set it up on the alignment rack will ya..

matty.dc
04-20-2009, 05:47 PM
lol nice impression