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    thanks, il get the poly arb bushes before i fit then i should notice the overall difference together, dont think il be able to get it high enough with trolly jacks and axle stands in the driveway to do the job myself mind,does the engine tray have to come off as i noticed on youtube some guy took his off, also top mounts ? i no what they are but is it replacments/upgrade i need to do.

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    standard front ones are ok...uprated rears are available from c3bmw if required(i fitted them to mine)
    undertray needs to come off for the arb bushes
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    does the undertray need to come off just for springs though , as i migfht do them myself first then do the arb bushes after crimbo time ,oh yeah iv done springs and coilovers before so im pretty confident , just never tried to do anything like this on a bmw as they seem more well built than the other stuff iv had
     
     

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    can leave the tray on for springs
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    is there a special way of getting thge front strutd off as i cant seem to do it and run out of clearence , backs are done but tbh dont look much different i take it they will settle in
     
     

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    backs have seated properly and look spot on just need these fronts doing .
     
     

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    anyone help as i could do with having another stab tomorrow, am i best of taking the ball joint off and doing it that way
     
     

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    iirc i had to stand on the front brake discs to get enough clearance for the strut to drop out of the hub.
    if you undo the 2 bolts on the lollipop it should give enough space.
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    lollipop? also i had to take the whole drop link off seemeed easier to do so, i tried standing on the brake but it never seemed to move much , unless the lollipop is my obstruction
     
     

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    think iv found it is that easy enough to line up again as it looks rather chunky
     
     

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