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    Just fitted the rears from my Eibach Pro Kit following this guide on my E46 330i Touring with no problems (apart from rear shock bolts being rusted in, wd40 and a breaker bar did the trick). Great guide and you can do it on your own on the ground on axle stands without too much difficulty. Thanks again for a great guide, just need to get round to doing the fronts now.


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    thanks for the guide mate nice and simple
     
     

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    just followed this...but once i'd changed the spring and put the bolt back on the bottom of the shock...i release the jack holding the hub...and the hub just drooped down...?!

    is my shock blown? it wasn't like that before i put the spring in tho...:(
     
     

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    ok it seems to have settled back to i think normal...but it seems like the wheels have become more toed inwards and negative camber...am i imagining things or is this really possible?
     
     

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    ok it seems to have settled back to i think normal...but it seems like the wheels have become more toed inwards and negative camber...am i imagining things or is this really possible?
    Did you fit standard or lowered springs?
     
     

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    it was the eibach 50/30mm kit...so 30mm at the back lower...would that make a difference?
     
     

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    excellent help . put off doing it when haynes talked of disconnecting the drive shaft but checked here and it took well under an hour . dont get put off by the long bar / fat bloke mention as i just leant down on the rear caliper and managed to pull the spring out . moderate pressure . to be honest with the tools out and car on axle stands / wheels removed this then becomes a 10 min per side job . remove shock bolt ,lower arm on a trolley jack ,push down, pull out swap over etc
     
     

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    Excellent guide, job done in an hour, thanks!!!
    To do: Far too much.....

    Me: 04 E46 320d Sport in Titan Silver

    The Mrs: 59 E92 320d Sport in Space Grey....now replaced by a 61 plate Z4 2.0L S-drive M-Sport in Deep Sea Blue with beige leather

    I'm just a lottery win away from that 335i.........and a Series 3 Discovery..........and an old Mini.........and an E30 325i........
     
     

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    replacing springs and shocks on back of compact,is this the same as think they are based on e30.thanks
     
     

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    Hi I try'd this the othe day I know it works as I have changed rear springs befor on e30's,
    I wonted to put apex lowering springs on my e46 320d touring as the front sits high and I have found out one of the rears are heavy load and other side is standard. Problem I had was the apex lowering spring was taller then the spring I took out, not even standing on the hub gave enough clearance to put the new spring in, the only way I got close to getting it in was to undo the spring carrier from the top of the hub, I could not move the carrier to line it back up so I have put the original spring back in, does this sound right??? I'm now looking at Eibach springs are they taller then the standard springs?? Am I going to get the same problems? Just looking to lower it by 35mm
    Any help please,
     
     

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