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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:26 PM
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B&g s2 springs install....before/after

SO TODAY I RECEIVED B&G SPRINGS THAT I BOUGHT OF GPDENVER...THANKS BRO THEY ARE AS YOU DESCRIBED NEW NEVER USED....

I ONLY TOOK SOME PIX OF CAR WITH OEM SPRINGS BUT WILL POST PIX LATER AS I INSTALL THEM ON SUNDAY....(TOO BUSY) BEFORE/AFTER AND MY INSTALLATION PROGRESS...

THEY SHOULD LOWER FRONT 1.4" AND REAR 1.4"...SO WE WILL SEE

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:24 PM
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update...was trying to find my spring compressor can't find it....turned the whole garage over and nothing.....

time to rent one from parts store dang it
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:35 PM
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:51 AM
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guys so change of plans....ill do them today...since on the weekend i proposed to my future wife at vanderbuilt beach and she said yes....so weekend was busy
i rented spring compressor from parts store for 52 $$
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:57 AM
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guys so change of plans....ill do them today...since on the weekend i proposed to my future wife at vanderbuilt beach and she said yes....so weekend was busy
i rented spring compressor from parts store for 52 $$
well CONGRATS man!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:55 PM
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well CONGRATS man!!
yes siiir...next thing is big ol wedding....everyone owning a 7 series is invited....either here or in europe
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guys so change of plans....ill do them today...since on the weekend i proposed to my future wife at vanderbuilt beach and she said yes....so weekend was busy
i rented spring compressor from parts store for 52 $$
I don't know how I missed that... Congrats!!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:22 PM
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here is update:::
decided to do rear driver side strut first...3 more to go tommorow
process is pretty simple...3 nuts on strut itself inside the trunk after removing panels..

then one 18mm bolt thats holding the shock to the rear arm,after that one is out complete arm will fall down and shock is out...nothing else needs to be removed..just 3 upper nuts and one 18mm bolt..
using a spring compressor compress spring and take apart the strut...make sure to mark orientation of whole strut/spring as i didn't and after reinstalling strut i had to remove it since it didn't sit perfectly....reinstalling the long 18mm bolt be sure its straight as i almost stripped the aluminum threads on arm...thanks god it caught...after that 3 nuts inside trunk and thats it...the 18mm bolt takes a while to screw back in..not too much space for ratchet
i think springs has to settle now since i only measured 1" of drop and they should drop 1.4"

took me about 2+ hrs to do it..taking into consideration walking my puppy AB few times..eating..etc etc and first time doing the spring swap on e65...ill take pix after all struts are installed with b&g springs...

here are some pix: also posting video on youtube//
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looks like sachs struts are originals and at 120k miles like new
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I don't know how I missed that... Congrats!!!
thanks bro...
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Congrats first of all. I don't see any pics or a YouTube link though. I'm on my Iphone though
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:25 PM
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Gimme some of those wings!

But congrats on the proposal man! You must be very excited I'm looking forward to the complete install as well
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:43 AM
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These springs will set your car at 1.8 lower then they said...
i love these springs ....On my X5 it made the SAV handle like a go kart.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:49 AM
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Congrats first of all. I don't see any pics or a YouTube link though. I'm on my Iphone though
thanks...pics should be visible and ill post link to youtube after i install rest of the springs today..
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:52 AM
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Gimme some of those wings!

But congrats on the proposal man! You must be very excited I'm looking forward to the complete install as well
thats the thing i love about USA hot wings/steaks...back in europe we didn't have 'em...

after proposal lots of weight came off my shoulder...

what kind of springs are you installing? take some pix too
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These springs will set your car at 1.8 lower then they said...
i love these springs ....On my X5 it made the SAV handle like a go kart.
1.8"??? hopefully my tires won't rub i put 20mm spacers...and i think i will have to buy spacers for fronts too...

i remember you posted pic of your x5 on my other thread....very clean looking x5
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thats the thing i love about USA hot wings/steaks...back in europe we didn't have 'em...

after proposal lots of weight came off my shoulder...

what kind of springs are you installing? take some pix too
Oh no, I meant your install

I would get springs but there are a lot of ups and downs where I'm at AND I always have a lot of passengers so I don't want to have to worry about any scrapey scrape haha
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Oh no, I meant your install

I would get springs but there are a lot of ups and downs where I'm at AND I always have a lot of passengers so I don't want to have to worry about any scrapey scrape haha
female passengers??? it ain't easy being a gigollo ehhh
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I always have a lot of passengers so I don't want to have to worry about any scrapey scrape haha
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just finished passenger side rear...it was a pain in the arse...had to take off the fender well so i could get the strut out,since its different then driver side...didn't brake anything...
now i really like the drop so far...driver side settled over night and its 1+" now and passenger over 1" but will settle tonight....
tomorrow doing front....
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Looking good so far. I just did my springs about a month ago. A little tip for the front: loosen the big bolt ontop the spring first before collapsing down the strut. The bolt on there is very tight and you won't be able to loosen the bolt while the strut is unmounted. Make sure the wider part of the spring is on the bottom. My eibach's instructions had me install the springs upside down the first time with misguided directions. I was able to install the spring onto the strut without taking the entire assembly out. Took about 45 minutes each side redoing it the second time around.

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Looking good so far. I just did my springs about a month ago. A little tip for the front: loosen the big bolt ontop the spring first before collapsing down the strut. The bolt on there is very tight and you won't be able to loosen the bolt while the strut is unmounted. Make sure the wider part of the spring is on the bottom. My eibach's instructions had me install the springs upside down the first time with misguided directions. I was able to install the spring onto the strut without taking the entire assembly out. Took about 45 minutes each side redoing it the second time around.

thanks for the tip...mine b&g didn't come with any papers,but rear could only go one way because of spring rubber stops....
thats a very good idea to loosen big bolt while still mounted...rears were easy to loosen
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