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  1. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Been having a problem with the traction control light coming in on while turning left and accelerating. Garage checked it out and they said nothing was wrong. I read about reluctor rings swelling on the rear of the car but as it comes on under steering, could it to be do with the front left...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    I’ve noticed I can get my hand between the tyre wall and fender with room on the front passenger side (UK) but can’t get it in between the front right side at all, is this normal? I’m worried because I had my shocks done last year and one of them was fitted poorly and leaked (front right) so got...
  3. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All, I've recently bought BMW X3 msport 3.0 2020 and noticed that the drivers side, mostly the front right wheel sits a bit lower then the left one. It's not a huge difference but a few millimeters for sure. I went to the dealership, they tested it and told me that everything is ok with the...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've just bought a Bilstein B14 coilover kit for my E46 M Sport Touring and as this is the first time putting coilovers on a car, I'm looking for some advice. Other than spring pads, top mounts and front strut reinforcement plates, I'm not clear about what else I'll need to transfer over. Bump...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, After picking up a E46 Coupe Facelift for a good price, the previous owner has 5 spoke E90 rims on it. I'm interested in picking up some CSL Style/Reps for it, can anyone advise me what would be best for 18s on this vehicle? 8 x 18 front + 8.5 x 18 Rear? A BMW Indy I recently had...
  6. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi , I need to replace the coil springs and shock absorbers on my car however every parts shop asks me if I have the 'sport suspension' or the standard suspension. I have no way of finding this out, although I rang a BMW dealership they wouldn't tell me which type my car was fitted with. My car...
  7. E36
    Hi, I've had my BMW e36 for 2 years now and finally ready to start having a bit more fun with. I'm looking to purchase some coilovers. Does anyone have any suggestions on the coilovers for a good ride aswell as a nice stance at a reasonable price?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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!!
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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