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Old 11-18-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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would e36 coilovers fit on an e39 540?

sorry if this is a repeat...but ive searched and searched and havnt come up with anything. i recently bought a 540 and the suspension is toast...someone in the past took heat to the springs to lower the car.....enough said. lol

i called around a few places for coilovers and they said that e36 coilovers would fit on the e39 once i remove the bracket that mounts upto the hub assembly on the e36

now that being said....i have a set of raceland coilovers from my old e36 with approx 1000kms.
has anyone ever done this swap? or reccomend not doing it. i dont wanna butcher a set of good coils if i dont have too.

for anyone that has done it..how does it ride? id figure the e39 being more heavy would make a huge difference in how the coils perform.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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Its not even close, whoever said that probably has never seen the cars side by side.

Also, 540 is close to 3900lb without driver, you are going to have a hell of a sag to use E36 spring rates.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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Use proper suspension, that was designed for you vehicle.

Plus raceland is a crappy suspension setup as it is
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Won't work, and throw the Racelands out
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:57 PM   #5
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I want to meet the guy who said it would work! Some people would say anything to make a sale!
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:38 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, I picked up a set of k sports. Gonna install them tomorrow!
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