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Old 11-03-2012, 03:32 PM
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Rear shocks stuck

Rear shocks wont come of I put lowering springs on the front ones but the rears wont come off

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:38 PM
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To be more in depth where you would slide the shock off the brake its like stuck you pull it'll nudge but like pull itself back in

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:08 PM
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Hit it with a hammer. Also did you remove the bolts from the top deck? http://www.bmw4life.com/suspensionLowellRA.htm
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:38 PM
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Hit it with a hammer. Also did you remove the bolts from the top deck? http://www.bmw4life.com/suspensionLowellRA.htm
Yeah were using every tool we had to try and smack that thing off but it wont budge any ideas? We did take off everything necasary like on the website

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:47 PM
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use a pickle fork and a 3lb sledge. It has worked for me every time.

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:16 PM
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Never had a problem taking one off. However when reinstalling it I will use a car jack (non BMW) and place it under the lower deck and raise it just enough to slide the lower shock mount on. Maybe this technique can aid in removal. Jack it up slightly and tap it off.

What is the orange toggle switch in the pic for?

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:18 PM
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Never had a problem taking one off. However when reinstalling it I will use a car jack (non BMW) and place it under the lower deck and raise it just enough to slide the lower shock mount on. Maybe this technique can aid in removal. Jack it up slightly and tap it off.
I like that proposed solution
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:41 PM
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My friends a mechanic well family buisness kinda new to it but we had the car up on a lift but idk I guess will figure it out

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:04 PM
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My friends a mechanic well family buisness kinda new to it but we had the car up on a lift but idk I guess will figure it out

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But having it up on a lift with the weight of the suspension hanging is perhaps what is loading the shock mount (downward).

If I understand My525iT's suggestion below, he is saying that the car can be suspended (either with a lift or jack stands), but have it low enough to the ground that you can use a jack underneath the section with the lower shock mount. This will unload it enough to perhaps be able slip the shock off.

It's worth a shot. Either way, good luck and please do let us know how you get it off once you do.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:21 PM
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I just changed out my rear shocks and springs today for coilovers today actually. Didn't have any problems getting mine off, but like metioned above there needs to be a jack under the rear trailing arm to support it. The bolt is completely out right?
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:05 AM
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If they rust they will not come out even if you use a sledge on them to remove them. I have beat one until the shock was flat. Like I said the pickle fork will get the shock out.


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Old 11-04-2012, 07:52 PM
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Ok thanks guys were gonna try on the rears again tomorrow so ill try the jack idea thanks!

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:02 PM
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Just wanna let you guys know that we got the shocks off took an air chisel at the metal it came off right away and new springs feel and look a lot better then stock!

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:09 PM
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Just wanna let you guys know that we got the shocks off took an air chisel at the metal it came off right away and new springs feel and look a lot better then stock!

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:29 PM
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I was going to suggest to heat it up and hit it but air chisel probably split that thing open like butter.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:01 PM
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Ill get pics of what I got didn't take much really

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There's picture of old/new ride height the new springs and the csr on the lift.
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So the new ride height is on the left and the old is on the right? Are those eibachs? IMO needs moar low.
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use a pickle fork and a 3lb sledge. It has worked for me every time.

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Had to do the same with my five speed a few months ago. I sprayed it down with plenty of WD-40 and just went at it with the forkinhammer (Pun intended)

Now I need to replace the fronts on my Benz. No springs to deal with :o))) That baby has torsion bars in the front...
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:16 AM
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So the new ride height is on the left and the old is on the right? Are those eibachs? IMO needs moar low.
I only payed 85 bucks brand new there from st supsensions and for 85 bucks I was like alright sounds good haha and yes I say it stoped like a half a foot on the front

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I only payed 85 bucks brand new there from st supsensions and for 85 bucks I was like alright sounds good haha and yes I say it stoped like a half a foot on the front

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I agree with MOAR low. does look good though. I'd be wary of off-brand, cheapos though...
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I agree with MOAR low. does look good though. I'd be wary of off-brand, cheapos though...
St suspensions is pretty good got warrenty and all

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St suspensions is pretty good got warrenty and all

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