View Full Version : This is odd.

06-03-2006, 02:06 PM
Was driving on the highway in the bmw, took my exit, and all of a sudden i heard some metal hitting metal kinda sound...
continiued drivng a bit, stopped to check it out..and i couldnt find anything...
Anyways i keep going and went to pick up my mom...on the way back, a hit a bit of a bigger pot hole (nothing huge obviously)....but all of a sudden i hear that same noise except now its dragging on the ground...

Turns out...its a piece of the spring... wtf!
I'll let the pictures do the rest of the explaining...

Any suggestions what now? How unlucky is this... 83,000 KM...Bmw warranty till 80,000...

I'm guessing buying one damn bmw spring will cost me just as much as buying all 4 aftermarket lowering ones?

06-03-2006, 04:23 PM
wow, that is weird

that is strange how it just fractured like that

06-03-2006, 04:27 PM
wow, that is weird

that is strange how it just fractured like that

that's how springs break, they all look like that when they snap

06-03-2006, 04:39 PM
happened on my dad's E34 too. It happens.

06-03-2006, 04:58 PM
that's how springs break, they all look like that when they snap

ahhh, ok, Ive never seen a snapped spring before*th-up*

06-03-2006, 05:02 PM
Happened on my E36 as well.... it starts off as a little bit of rust on the spring coil, and then one day.... SNAP!

I find that BMW does a poor job coating their springs when compared to springs like H&R, EIBACHS, etc.

06-03-2006, 05:44 PM
I called the dealership :D ONE REAR SPRING $150
have any suggestions where to get a set of springs and which ones to ger ?

06-03-2006, 06:26 PM
time to buy some H&R race springs and SLAM it!!!

Deep 3.2TL
06-03-2006, 06:56 PM
Another example of FINE QUALITY BMW Engineering...


06-03-2006, 06:59 PM
Dammn, glad you're OK though, but you gotta lower it now,!

06-03-2006, 07:09 PM
It's a sign from God that you need to lower your car :)

06-03-2006, 07:27 PM
there few ppl selling stock springs and shox for dirty cheap on fanatics..... i dont think he wants to lower it since he wants to sell it...

06-03-2006, 07:53 PM
Bwahahha OWNED.

06-03-2006, 11:02 PM
oh well gues its time for some eibachs...

King Luis
06-04-2006, 12:06 AM
i saw an article in total bmw magazine saying that its possible in most cars. dirt, water, etc builds up and it'll end up breaking the spring.

Chris de la Cruz
06-04-2006, 12:53 AM
damn dude don't lie... you were trying cover up when you tried to cut your springs ricer style :D