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    Fantastic post, very helpful indeed. Having looked at the front suspension set up it appears that it should all be fairly straight forward. Did you/anyone else ever get around to do a front guide? I haven't stumbled across one as of yet but it may come across useful as for the most part of my motoring life so far i have always relied upon garages and mechanics. Its time for me to get my hands dirty myself for this project
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggy332 View Post
    Fantastic post, very helpful indeed. Having looked at the front suspension set up it appears that it should all be fairly straight forward. Did you/anyone else ever get around to do a front guide? I haven't stumbled across one as of yet but it may come across useful as for the most part of my motoring life so far i have always relied upon garages and mechanics. Its time for me to get my hands dirty myself for this project
    Ill try and get round to doing a guide in the new year. Just gotta find some time...
     
     

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    is it the same for a 325 on a L plate
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigstu View Post
    is it the same for a 325 on a L plate
    Exactly the same mate......
     
     

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    Nice "How too" Steve

    I done the Front ones on Heidi but didn't take any photo's just a tad more to it than the rears. Spring compressors etc.


    Well Done
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigedd9990 View Post
    Nice "How too" Steve

    I done the Front ones on Heidi but didn't take any photo's just a tad more to it than the rears. Spring compressors etc.


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    I will get around to doing a guide on the fronts one day.....
     
     

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    I have to say, this didn't work on my touring. I had my mate put his full 15 stone on the end of a scaffold bar and it still didn't move it low enough to get the spring out. I don't know if the extra end "scrolls" on the end of the touring springs allow less lateral movement when trying to pull them out.
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    I did this on my old E36 and I think my E46 has a snapped spring as the rear left quarter bottoms out a lot lately.

    Anyway I used the haynes manual and the advice in there was to disconnect the drive shaft from the rear diff to avoid damage to the joints.

    I disconnected the shaft on one side and got lazy on the other and tried to do it by forcing the hub down. this worked but a weel later that side developed a noise which increased or decreased depejnding on speed. It was like a scraping noise as if the joint had been damaged.

    This may of just been coincidence but it was the side I was lazy on so seems there couold of been a link. I sold the car before I fixed it so I'll never know but the manual did recommend disconnecting the drive shafts. This was on the E36 325ise anyway.
     
     

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    Is it the same for a Compact? I have a feeling they have a different rear suspension set-up, but I haven't got in there yet to take a look...
     
     

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    I found with the Handbrake OFF the arm dropped down a lot lower and made the job easier!
     
     

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