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m3convert 05-23-2009 08:30 AM

how hard removing coilovers
hey i have bilstein pss9 on my e36 and wanna remove them how hard is it and what do i need

98Dinan3 05-23-2009 11:41 AM

you can remove them with basic tools... wrenches, sockets, a jack, jack stands (very important)...

m3convert 05-24-2009 03:40 PM

do i have to remove brakes or any thing

330DTM 05-24-2009 05:48 PM

Don't need to remove brakes. On my E46, I had to remove the sway-endlinks, not sure if your E36 has it. Otherwise, if I remember, you remove the bottom bolt of the strut, one in the middle that connects to the sway link, and there's like 3-bolts at the shock tower that you have to remove as well. That should drop the whole unit off of your car.

As for the rear, you remove the top (where the rear shock mount is) and bottom bolt. You'll have to push the trailing arm (forgot the proper term) down and yank the spring out; should be easier since it's probably a shorter spring than OEM.

Steve@ASPTuning 05-24-2009 06:35 PM

Make sure you rent a spring compressor if someone didn't mention that yet.


98Dinan3 05-24-2009 06:52 PM

he only needs a spring compressor if he's disassembling the unit...

Steve@ASPTuning 05-24-2009 06:53 PM

Isn't he maybe I read it wrong... but okay.


m3convert 05-25-2009 04:00 AM

thanxs alot guys great help worked perfect after some time lol thanks all

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