2005 X5 without air suspension??
2005 X5 3.0i, Manual Transmission, about 96K miles.
I am working on replacing the rear upper control arm and rear ball joints on my 2005 X5. I had the famous inside of the tires wearing big time. I was surprised when I started tearing it apart to find coil springs in the rear instead of air bags.
I looked online and see they make kits. I just bought this used about 5 months ago. To be honest I was looking for an 04 to avoid the air suspension, but compressing the springs to replace the rear ball joints is a major pain in the @#$.
So two questions. One could the inside tire wear be due to a poor conversion from air to springs? Second did they make any 2005 X5 without air suspensions. If it was a conversion who ever did it had the computer updated it looks like since I don't have any warning lights.
Also if anyone has any tricks for compressing the springs I would love to hear about that.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by krueger; 09-01-2013 at 07:22 AM.
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