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  1. BMW E39 525d 2003 Suspension Issue/Judder/Vibrations

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi, first time posting here. Was wondering if anyone could help. So I got my first ever e39 (525d Saloon) back in Feb 20 with 138k miles on the clock, the front end suspension control arms were all shot. The bushings were all cracked and split. Brakes were pitted, warped and rusted. Brake...
  2. 1998 318i Rear Suspension - Best OEM retrofit options

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I've got a 98 318i, completely original, and I'm looking at changing out the rear axle (subframe, trailing arms, control arms, discs & calipers, spring mounts etc..) as one unit from a breaker. Currently I've only got drums on the rear and some rusted in, broken abs sensors, so the...
  3. E46 Drivers Side Much Lower than Passenger Side. (More than 10MM) BMW Spec.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone let me start off by saying we have all seen the many people saying about the car being lower on the drivers side in the UK by up to 10mm however what if your car is sitting lower on the drivers side by more than 10MM? The car is a 318CI SE 2005 cabri After checking the: Shocks...
  4. xDrive or 18" rft for a smoother ride on a 430?

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi guys, I'm upgrading my 8 year old 318d Touring M Sport to a 2017 or 2018 4 Series GC (430i or 430d) and, as the ride in my current car is pretty hard on our terrible Glasgow roads (pot hole city!), I'm keen to find a 4GC model with a more forgiving ride. I've been told that 18" rft is more...
  5. Does the 4 Series Gran Coupe xDrive cope ok with pot holes?

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    New member and want to trade my 2012 318d M Sport Touring for a 430d or 430i M Sport xDrive Gran Coupe - because I really like driving my current BMW (except around pot holes) and want to trade up to the stunning looking Gran Coupe (y)? But...the Glasgow roads are really bad, full of pot holes...
  6. BMW 320d efficient dynamics help

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi folks. Had a BMW f30 efficient dynamics for a few months, enjoying the car but it seems sensitive on the road. It's got larger wheels to standard with lower profile tyres (45). Am I right in thinking the wheels have upset the efficient dynamics suspension set up? As it's a bit different and...
  7. BMW 320d efficient dynamics help

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi folks. Had a BMW f30 efficient dynamics for a few months, enjoying the car but it seems sensitive on the road. It's got larger wheels to standard with lower profile tyres (45). Am I right in thinking the wheels have upset the efficient dynamics suspension set up? As it's a bit different and...
  8. BMW F11 suspension wiring loom

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys I'm trying to rescue my F11 (bought on auction, stolen-recovered). Most of the rear suspension wiring has been cut and its incomplete. i'm struggling to get a replacement wiring loom. Does anyone know what is the part no or where can i get one? Cheers!!
  9. Suspension height opinions

    General BMW Discussions
    IV got a e92 and I want to lower it on 19in alloys but what would be the best height to go for ie 25 rears and 35 fronts or 35 all-round so on and so on,whats the best to go for Thanks
  10. BMW F01 Air Suspension problems help pls.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, i'm hoping you guys can help me with 2 queries i have. Firstly, since i bought my 2013 730d, i have had a few air susp problems. One of the rear struts was leaking and caused an idrive 'chassis' error, so i replaced it with a second hand part (to try avoid the £1500 part from main stealer...
  11. 2007 325i SE rear suspension not level

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, I've noticed that my car sits 1" lower on the passenger side rear than the drivers side (or maybe 1" higher at the drivers side?!)...is this normal? :confused If its not normal am I looking at springs, dampers or both? Related question: I've tried a couple of online VIN spec check...
  12. 2007 E65 facelift 7 series suspension fluid leak

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all just a bit of info to give and hopefully get some info back too.. recently I got a orange warning dash light for STEERING in the right clock and in centre warning got a RED picture of car at an angle And IDrive said leaking fluid. so I checked the steering fluid and was empty, so I went...
  13. E36 compact suspension

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, I have recently bought a E36 msport compact as a little run around. It has the m43 1.9 engine, only done 60k miles however I really want to refresh the suspension. Any ideas of what kits I could go for? Don't want to spend loads but don't want to buy cheap either. Kind regards James
  14. F11 rear suspension issue

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all, new to the forum hence posting here. I have a 2014 F11 with 70k and I've been having issues with the rear suspension for about 4/5 months now with no warnings on the idrive. It first started, when I would leave the house in the morning and the back end would be dropped, only to...
  15. F11 rear suspension issue

    Introductions
    Hello all, new to the forum hence posting here. I have a 2014 F11 with 70k and I've been having issues with the rear suspension for about 4/5 months now with no warnings on the idrive. It first started, when I would leave the house in the morning and the back end would be dropped, only to...
  16. 1998 E38 Suspension

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Is it an air system or conventional springs and dampers? Are there any known problems? Particularly interested in 750 Thanks
  17. E61 Rear Suspension Squeak

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, iv got a squeak on the rear of car when getting in and out and over bumps. Problem is I had a squeak before about 6 months ago and had rear upper and lower Control arms done and Ball joints and bushes in the swing arms. so if any one has experiened this and can help, it would be much...
  18. 2002 E46 330ci - Wonky suspension

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So, after the rear of my car fell off the jack… (don't ask!). The suspension was noticeably wonky - one wheelarch was a couple inches lower than the other. I replaced the springs, and it seems better but it's still not even - one side is still an inch or so higher than the other and I can hear a...
  19. E90 suspension refresh

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I am waiting for a new set of updated springs and dampers to arrive for my 07 330D. The standard rear top mounts seem to get bad press for being a bit soft so what would you recommend I upgrade them to? Will M3 mounts fit?
  20. F11 air suspension tubes from compressor

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all what colour tube inflates which sides air suspension bag ? Many thanks
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