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skeener51
10-26-2009, 04:13 PM
rear end rocks after bumps.. want to diy shock/strut replacement on rear end. what do i need to know before i get started. any specialized tools needed, etc.........please help?!?!?!!?

BrothaMansWhip2
10-26-2009, 10:22 PM
i'm looking for the same thing

CarDriver
10-27-2009, 01:33 AM
SKEENER, A 1/2 inch breaker bar may be needed for the 22mm bolt at the bottom and some WD-40. If there is too much pressure on the spring you will need a set of coil spring compressors. Mine were 33 bucks at auto zone.

BrutherMan, yours is a touring so you may have hydraulic shocks in the rear (SLS) . You may need a new hydraulic /pressure accumulator. If that goes bad you will have lots of bounce in the rear. I think it runs about 140 bucks or so. If it turns out that the shocks are bad you may want to eliminate the hydros and convert it to standard or sport. This will be cheaper as the rear shocks for your car can cost up to 900 each

http://www.bmwe34.net/Wiki/img/E32e34ElimKits.pdf