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  1. X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014)
    If anyone wants a reason not to drive long with a knock in your suspension, below is a close view of parts removed when rebuilding my factory strut. It knocked only a few weeks until I chased it down and got parts then the work done. 2012 X6 50i
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I'm not finding a lot of retailers in Canada that sell Sachs shocks/struts and they are super expensive. Best prices I can find so far are on Rockauto.com but it will still be over $1,000 shipped. Have any of you recently bought them elsewhere that I haven't heard of? Looked at germanparts.ca...
  3. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    So just bought my new baby. But after a diagnostic test with the bmw dealership because it is under the 50k power train warranty. Unfortunately my suspension issue cannot be repaired for free. So just wanted advice and also to say hello to everyone and what do you is the next best thing i should...
  4. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Hi everyone, this is my first post. Been lurking for a few years and learning lots of great stuff. I really appreciate all the help. Today I have the first problem for which I can find no reference here or elsewhere online -- what the hell is the size of the front strut pinch bolt? I'm having a...
  5. X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
    Got my 2013 X1 back from my mechanic after getting front brakes replaced (70k). Leaving the lot the suspension on the front right was crunchy/loud. Mechanic later diagnosed saying the strut bearing plate was to blame and had nothing to do with recent work. Has anyone else had this happen after...
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey guys, last summer I decided to forgo the dealerships estimate on replacing the front struts on my 2008 335i M sport sedan. Install seemed to go fine and after an alignment I noticed my handling had improved until recently. When traveling at low speeds I can hear a distinct knocking sound...
  7. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, and thanks in advance for any advice on this topic. I searched the forum and the Google pretty well and cannot fond a solution unique to my experience. The steering on my 2003 325xiT is (slightly) stiffer than normal and while turning my car will continue to "track/lock" into the radius...
  8. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    OK so I purchased used front strut/hub complete assemblies from an auto recycler. $75 each with Bilsteins (not sure of which model inserts) so potentially a good deal and upgrade from the totally shot originals (160K miles!). Much stiffer, of course - but the suspension is now raised so that the...
  9. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Tried out some 24s on my 03 745Li, but was have problems with strut interference on the front. Can anyone help??? Thanks!
  10. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I have a 1999 m3 and I just replaced my front and rear shocks and rack and pinion. My front passenger wheel is scraping against the strut (just the pressure sensor that is on the inside rim scrapes). Is this just because the car is out of alignment or is there a bigger issue. Also if it is...
  11. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I am looking for some advice and tips related to the front struts on BMW E83 X3. I replaced the rear shocks, which were completely dead (the piston rod fell right into the shock). The rear was relatively easy, however the front struts are more intimidating. My biggest concern is removing the...
  12. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I guess I am new to the brake wear sensor on the front left and rear right wheels having never owned a BMW. I picked up the car a few weeks ago and it was just warning of brakes need changed. I ordered some new pads but was going to try reusing the sensor. Good brake job but cant clear Idrive...
  13. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi i have 60k miles and my front left strut is bad. I want to replace with aftermarket but i have adaptive drive which has electronics bolted on to the side. Can i still use an aftermarket or those are only for non-adaptive drive>?
  14. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    My wife's 2004 X5 E53's suspension went bad about two weeks ago. It was the front driver's side that was down. My brother is a mechanic and he took a look at it and told me that I needed the air strut assembely replaced. So in need of this part fast I ordered from IMC parts. I ordered a rebuilt...
  15. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi all, I've got a 2011 (E93) 335i Convertible with standard suspension. Factory shocks were way too jarring for the terribly bumpy Los Angeles roads. Last year, I a Koni FSD 4 piece shock/strut kit. They removed the jarring ride and high speed mid-turn bounces. But the FSDs created...
  16. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Ok heres the scoop.... The tie rod on the passenger side was getting worn, replaced both at once with new. Alignment done. Shortly after, the passenger bearing was just grinding. How I troubleshoot it was Drive on highway, turn right grind is gone. Turn Left the grind is louder. Got new...
  17. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I did not mark one of the three rear strut top mounting bolt prior to removal and I do not know which position to install the strut. The three mounting bolts will align to the mounting holes regardless of rotation position of the strut. The top mounting support appears to cause the strut rod to...
  18. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Does anyone have a tip on how you fully seat the retaining clip on the lower ball socket of the trunk strut?
  19. 6 Series DIY
    Hello fellow Bimmers, I am replacing a rear shock (strut) and I'm in a bind. I have spring compressors but don't think I can crunch them down enough to mount the bottom bolt of the strut into the mounting. In the past, I have used the weight of the car to compress the spring, but the strut...
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