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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 04-19-2015, 02:39 PM
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Rear shocks in front?

I want to maintain ride height in my XI while upgrading the front suspension. I know I've seen a DIY on lifting a land rover where they used the rear shocks up front to lift it a few inches.

Is it possible to buy some blisteins, coilovers, or something intended for the rear suspension and use them up front to maintain ride height when switching to performance shocks?
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:09 PM
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On my car, fronts are STRUTS and rears are regular shocks. Without some modifications, I can't simply swap them. If it was my car, I wouldn't do that.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:52 PM
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Front and rear dampers on the e60 have differing mounting styles. If you bought coilovers, you can still get he same ride height by adjusting the spring perch higher.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:18 AM
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Hmmm... From what I can tell, never having touched a coil over, is that they are height adjustable in such a range that even at their highest point they're still dropping the car 1" or so. Are you saying there's a way around that?

E.g. http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...variant-3.aspx
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