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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have been told by my garage that my 96 540i has an M5 adjustable suspension, but they weren't up to adjusting it. Where can I find someone who knows how to tighten it up a bit? The car is a bit all over the place at the moment. Cheers
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I am planning to replace the shocks / struts / springs on my 2003 E46 330i's with a Bilstein B12 Pro Kit (Shocks and Eibach matched springs). I was wondering what else I should replace whilst we have everthing off? Outside of the strut / shock mounts are there any other suspension parts that I...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have just had to replace the airbags on my rear suspension on my 520 E39 as one of them exploded when the car was parked. I replaced both for good measure although it seems only the nearside one was damaged. All went well when fitted and car went to correct height for a couple of days, then...
  4. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    :mad hi, I'm currently living in Suffolk and there is a back road which I was going down at 50mph when all of a sudden a traffic island appeared i brake down to 30-35mph and my lovely M3 alloys were ruined!! The FRHS was dented on the outside edge as was the rear wheel, also the FLHS wheel was...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I'm coming quite close to sorting out the suspension on my E36 328i saloon. It was originally specced with the M-tech setup but has done 170k, and I suspect it hasn't been replaced in that time. I'm seriously considering the Koni Sports with the H&R springs (not lowered, link below). The car is...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all Was wondering if anyone can confirm if these rear suspension arms are supposed to 'split'? Was changing to winter wheels and noticed this on both sides. Car is 2008 E90 320d M Sport with 40k. Thanks
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I have a 330d with 90.000 on the clock. Im still running the stock sport suspension but it's starting to feel a bit tired. I want to decrease the amount of body roll but would like to keep the ride height if possible. I was looking at suspension kits (spring + damper) such as the ones sold...
  8. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    I know the Z3 is never going to be a sports car but is there any way to improve the handling? Mine is a 1999 2.8. What are the recommendations for improvement? 1). I am not looking to lower the car but would like to stop the wallowing feeling and generally slack feeling at the back. 2). If...
  9. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi, mine is a 2000 320Ci coupe with 205/55/16 wheels on. I'm looking at getting some 18s with 225/40/18 tyres which should be near enough equal to the overall diameter of the old wheels. But because mine isn't a sport, I'm worried the wheels won't sit right in the arches and I'll need some...
  10. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone might be able to shed some light on a knocking I'm experiencing from the front of the car. It feels to be coming from the suspension or maybe the wheel(s). What's strange is that under normal/rough road conditions, it's not that noticeable above the road noise and...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello again , So i have a 2002 E39 525D touring BMW :) The old owner had it lowered on coilovers in the front , and did something to the back so it is no lower than the original . I have changed the front suspension and installed the original one , the car is at it's rightful front height ...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, this is my first post on this forum, I hope someone can help! I have a problem with my 520d touring which is stuck on its lowest suspension setting. I have had it checked out at BMW who are telling me that the well under the boot floor is full of water and the control units are...
  13. Introductions
    Hi, I have a problem with my 520d touring which is stuck on its lowest suspension setting. I have had it checked out at BMW who are telling me that the well under the boot floor is full of water and the sensors are consequently full of water. Apparently there are 4 of them and they are telling...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I have an issue which I've noticed recently that the left had rear suspention on my 523I Touring is lower by approx 1" compared to the drivers side, after three days I have 4" on the drivers side compared to 3" on the n/s any ideas??? Could this possibly be a slight air leak on the left...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I have a 97 plate e36 318 cabriolet that needs new rear shocks however I am told I need to identify if it has mtech suspension and I was wondering if there is some thing I can check. I am told there are two types of spring one that is tapering. And one even would that tell me? Advise much...
  16. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi Guys, My first post! I bought a Manual 2004 3.0i Z4 a while back which had the springs replaced with some lowerd after market things :thumbsdown . The underside keeps catching on my driveway and the rear camber at static ride hight is ridiculous. So...I want to revert back to OEM springs...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I'm about to buy a new BMW, I'm going for the cheapest option because I don't drive that match - to be honest I want a self-drive google car. And hence petrol not diesel as it would take me over 10 years to start making savings from the extra cost of a diesel model. I drive in London and...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I'm about to change the rear shocks and front struts and noticed there are 2 types being sold, one for Sport Suspension and one for Regular Suspension. I have no idea what type of suspension I have on my car, how would I be able to tell? The shocks and struts for the sport suspension are...
  19. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Where is air suspension relay located? Thanks
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