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      02-23-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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Lowering springs DIY??

I can't seem to find a DIY for installing lowering springs. Did a search with no luck, is there a DIY on this?
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      02-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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its pretty straight forward. http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=12 this is on an e46 but its close enough. if you have any questions feel free to pm me.
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      02-25-2012, 04:19 AM   #3
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Dude, thanks. This will help me out a lot.
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      03-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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its pretty straight forward. http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=12 this is on an e46 but its close enough. if you have any questions feel free to pm me.
THANKS FOR SHARING THIS IM DOING THE SAME FOR MY 2012 135I CANT WAIT WILL POST PICS ONCE I GET IT DONE...
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i will do a write up on this over the weekend
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      03-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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Guys I used this DIY form the E90 post since our suspension is almost identical to the E90.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15397

It worked great, in the rear I disconnected the outer bolt instead of the inner one of the control arm like someone on that forum suggested and completed both sides in about 1.5 hrs and that was taking my time. Just read all the pages before start. Hope this help.
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      05-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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for the rear - how many bolts did you remove? i remove the outer bolt, strut bolt, and tie rod bolt .. it went down but got stuck on the outer part of the brakes ... not so sure how to approach this .. i really dont want to take apart my camber bolt. also any trick to put it back together? it took me like an hr to align the 2 bushing to put back the outer bolt !

picture would help alot thanks!
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      05-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #8
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Those are the bolts that I removed, just push the arm down and remove the spring. Transfer the rubber pieces to the new spring and to install, reverse the removal process. On one of the arms you need to remove the leveling arm mechanism, believe its two 10mm bolts. Hope this help.
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      05-08-2012, 12:07 AM   #9
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leveling arm mechanism? is it that little arm that is connected to a sensor and connected to the spring hub?
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      05-08-2012, 12:07 PM   #10
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Yes, it's part of the leveling system for your headlights.
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      05-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #11
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okay im going to try again today. hope everything goes well. how hard did you had to push down to get the rear springs out of the hub? cause when i did it, the end of the hub grab onto the back of my rotor

the leveling mech is on the driver side exhaust side right?
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okay im going to try again today. hope everything goes well. how hard did you had to push down to get the rear springs out of the hub? cause when i did it, the end of the hub grab onto the back of my rotor

the leveling mech is on the driver side exhaust side right?
Yes it on the driver side, and you have to push down hard
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thanks! will try again today :O
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      05-11-2012, 09:32 AM   #14
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installed the back today. easy peasy with tips thanks! the front lugs was torque too hard .. have to go back to discount tire to get it loosen up.stock torque is 80lb right?

any tips on how to do the front that i should know ? thanks!
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installed the back today. easy peasy with tips thanks! the front lugs was torque too hard .. have to go back to discount tire to get it loosen up.stock torque is 80lb right?

any tips on how to do the front that i should know ? thanks!
Cover the top shock with some towel when you put it out prevent scratch the fenders also need to reset the service light after you done cause when you unplugged the brake sensors it will go off. Front should be easy have fun
I torque my wheels at 90lbs
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      05-24-2012, 08:31 AM   #16
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I did this last night and I felt like it was pretty much hell lol

The fronts are by far more annoying than the rears....way cant they just pop off like normal ones lol
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      05-29-2012, 12:24 AM   #17
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Yeah. is all bolts involved supposed to be all at 80lb/ft? or are any different?
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I just did it using http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15397. I DO NOT RECOMMEND using this DIY for ANY Suspension work. At least not for the front. The below is a MUCH superior method.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=11

If I saw this earlier it would've saved me much agony and pain on working with the spring compressors while the assembly is still mounted. It was an obscenely stupid way to do it.
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      09-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #19
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I just did it using http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15397. I DO NOT RECOMMEND using this DIY for ANY Suspension work. At least not for the front. The below is a MUCH superior method.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=11

If I saw this earlier it would've saved me much agony and pain on working with the spring compressors while the assembly is still mounted. It was an obscenely stupid way to do it.
Agreed, so much easier to remove the whole strut. Worst case is you need to hammer down in the hub assembly a little but it does come out.
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