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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    The E39 sedans had front and rear M-Technik I/II distinctions (S704A, S705A), as well as HD and EE versions. The tourings had Sports+lowered (S227A). Aftermarket manufacturers do not use the M-distinctions, and group replacements into fronts according to engine design (Sachs 556834 for i6...
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi folks. Well i installed one of two new coil over struts into the passenger side rear, but am having issues with the second on the driver side rear. Can any one share there knowledge and help me? Here is the issue. After i installed the top three bolts into the trunk frame of the car, the...
  3. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello I have an e92 328xi 2008 sport package.. I have a problem with my front suspension.. Whenever I drive fast over a bump or something big I can hear that squeaking spring noise.. I believe those are the struts or shocks that need to be replaced. The car has 78k miles on it and I bought it...
  4. Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension
    I am in the market for the best option for my daily driver '05 325xi. I am new to the BMW community and I love my car and would like some advice to help make a proper decision on what is needed.
  5. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Wanted to know what could be the problem. I noticed the car leans on the front right side of the car. I measured the difference between left and right to be a little over 2 cm. The car rides rough on bumps and the car like to go right (so I hold the steering wheel left) and this is after an...
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    On my 2007 335xi, mileage=149,500. Today, very cold weather here in the Boston area- about 20 oF this morning and the same in the evening. The rear of the car is VERY stiff going over bumps - like the shocks aren't absorbing at all. Never noticed this before in the last 4+ years that I've...
  7. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I have a 2007 BMX X3 N83 with the Sport package. I have noticed recently a noise from the front suspension when I am turning left, that is coming from the passenger side front. I checked it in with the Firestone guys and they diagnosed it as a Ball and Joint in the Strut was bad. Thy...
  8. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hi, I am a new member on here, even though I read through the forum all of the time. I own a 1990 BMW 325ic. I have been trying to rebuild this car to it's former glory and recently took on the task of replacing front struts and shocks. I have been unable to find any OEM parts and after talking...
  9. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi guys! I'm new to this forum, having just registered. We have a problem with our 2004 BMW X5, and thinking it's the struts or shocks or both, in the back. It has been coming up with "Niveauregel inaktiv" for a couple of months also, but I've noticed the hard ride has been more in the last...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I purchased a set of KONI FSD Dampers from Tirerack a couple of months ago and had them installed at my Indy in Bellevue WA. I am loving the ride! I paid $801 for a set of four. I'll have to check the receipt to for the installation cost and add it to this post. They also replaced two mounts...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    A while ago I replaced the front struts on my car with Bilsteins. Everything went OK with it but I was never happy with the ride height which was too high (never think it will 'settle', it won't). I measured it at 15.5 inches from hub to guard lip. Today I was doing the work of replacing the...
  12. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi, First time posting long time reader. I have a 2007 335XI and I need to replace the front struts. Looking for good quality ones that are not going to cost a fortune. What would you recommend? Thanks!
  13. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Introduction I finally registered today. Have used bimmerfest forums for years though, just usually find definitive answers and don't need to post. Thanks to everybody for making BMW life worth living :bow: I've had two Z3s, both 1996s. The second one I bought with about 33K miles 9 years...
  14. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Help! I am on a strict budget and did something stupid. I will beat myself up so you don't have to. And if you do bash me, I deserve it. In December 2015 I bought front and rear shocks/struts/coilovers/springs from eBay for $350 and installed them. They are worse than you could possibly...
  15. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    I have a 1998 BMW 740iL E38 and I just replaced nearly the entire front and rear suspension. I'll list below what I put in. I left the old shocks and springs because there was no oil leaking and they looked fine and I am wondering if that was a mistake. I spent so much on the rest of the...
  16. Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys
    Just like on the previous E chassis cars Koni and Dinan have teamed up to produce specially adjusted struts and shocks that allow the car's suspension to perform at its most optimum level. We begin with the F22 228i but the treatment is scheduled to expand to all the suspension applications...
  17. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi, I have a 06 BMW 325i (Not Sport Suspension) and I need to replace my stock shocks/struts since they are all (x4) leaking. I am short on budget but I found a good deal on a set of (x4) shocks/struts 08 BMW 135i (front and rear). My question is, will these fit on my BMW 325i? I looked at...
  18. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hi, I have this feeling that the suspension of my 7 isn't how its supposed to be (understatement). To give some details: Crisping noise when going over a bump(y road) At the highway (> 75mph|120kmh) the car feels likes the wind blows the car out of track constantly, like the tires are made of...
  19. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    My car has been making these hissing noise from the front passenger side whenever I go over a bump in the road, so I thought It was a good time to replace all the shocks and almost bought a strut kit meant for the 325i, however I remembered reading that my model is 4wd and uses different struts...
  20. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I am installing an aftermarket adjustable coilover suspension for my 2003 BMW 325xi. The problem is that the original Sachs right strut has an impression in it and the new ones do not. (I did not venture to take off the left one yet.) The impression allows space for the pinch bolt to fully get...
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