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    let us know if you get round to doing the front guide mate, will be fitting lowering springs soon!!! thanks
     
     

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    great post...i also have a touring and am slightly confused....i need to replace my rear springs... but as mine is a touring will i need to disconnect the drive shafts? and will i need any special tools for this?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibmw View Post
    great post...i also have a touring and am slightly confused....i need to replace my rear springs... but as mine is a touring will i need to disconnect the drive shafts? and will i need any special tools for this?
    Nope. Its exactly the same as the guide. Me and Rym had no trouble when we replaced the rear springs on his touring....
     
     

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    Absolute corker of a write up, couldnt be any clearer or simpler
     
     

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    Great guide followed it to fit new springs to the rear of my e36 TDS Touring and had no problems fitting them at all. The reason for the change was the old springs wear really low due to a lot of towing. i have gone for a set of heavy duty springs now the car sits nice as it should. but now if i go over any humps or pot holes i get a clonking noise from either side. definately spring related sound. almost sounds like the springs go loose on the rebound or some thing. i did notice that the new heavy duty spring wear a good 50mm shorter than the old springs. i can live with it but if i can istop it it would be nice :-) any ideas ???
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1959tds325 View Post
    Great guide followed it to fit new springs to the rear of my e36 TDS Touring and had no problems fitting them at all. The reason for the change was the old springs wear really low due to a lot of towing. i have gone for a set of heavy duty springs now the car sits nice as it should. but now if i go over any humps or pot holes i get a clonking noise from either side. definately spring related sound. almost sounds like the springs go loose on the rebound or some thing. i did notice that the new heavy duty spring wear a good 50mm shorter than the old springs. i can live with it but if i can istop it it would be nice :-) any ideas ???
    Check the rear shock top mounts Chris....
     
     

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    top mounts are fine. never had any of this until i changed the springs and sounds like metal agaist metal
     
     

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    guys I'd like to lower mi 330ci convertible,,, should i go with coils or the lowering spring? as i d like to keep the car comfy and lowered at the same time...not sure whether spring will lower it nicely for a set of deep dish tho....any help would be appreciated thanks
     
     

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    I used the eibach pro kit. These are just springs and will lower the car upto 40mm and the make it more comfotable than the standard springs.

    I am not sure if coilovers will make it even better though.
     
     

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    I ordered the pro kit spring today... cant wait to get rid of this hight lol
     
     

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