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AlpWhitE46
06-03-2006, 01:06 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?
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60272
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60273
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60274
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60275
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=60276

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

that is strange how it just fractured like that

Quack
06-03-2006, 03:27 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

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

Rampage
06-03-2006, 03:58 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*

Soldo
06-03-2006, 04:02 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.

Marecar
06-03-2006, 04:44 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 ?

low_bmw
06-03-2006, 05:26 PM
time to buy some H&R race springs and SLAM it!!!

Deep 3.2TL
06-03-2006, 05:56 PM
Another example of FINE QUALITY BMW Engineering...

Deep

BMW_7
06-03-2006, 05:59 PM
Dammn, glad you're OK though, but you gotta lower it now,!

bimmer318ti
06-03-2006, 06:09 PM
It's a sign from God that you need to lower your car :)

330ci05
06-03-2006, 06:27 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...

bmwm5lover
06-03-2006, 06:53 PM
Bwahahha OWNED.

AlpWhitE46
06-03-2006, 10:02 PM
oh well gues its time for some eibachs...
www.shox.com

King Luis
06-03-2006, 11:06 PM
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
06-03-2006, 11:53 PM
damn dude don't lie... you were trying cover up when you tried to cut your springs ricer style :D