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Old 05-23-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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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
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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you can remove them with basic tools... wrenches, sockets, a jack, jack stands (very important)...
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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do i have to remove brakes or any thing
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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Make sure you rent a spring compressor if someone didn't mention that yet.

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Old 05-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #6
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he only needs a spring compressor if he's disassembling the unit...
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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Isn't he maybe I read it wrong... but okay.

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Old 05-25-2009, 05:00 AM   #8
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thanxs alot guys great help worked perfect after some time lol thanks all
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