WTB: Rear springs broken 2001 330xi
For the past month there have been some rattling noise coming from the rear suspension area and today,as I was driving down to my parents house(who have a garage) to take a look at the problem, I heard a metallic piece falling onto the asphalt behind me. Luckily I was able to stop and pick it up - it was top part of the rear spring.
When I finally took the tires off to inspect it, I also discovered that the left spring is broken as well. I looked around the forum and this seems to be like a typical issue for a 100k BMW.
So I have few questions:
1) Can I still drive my car or should I let it rest until I replace the springs.
2) I'm looking to get an OEM replacement as I don't want to drop my car or affect change the stiffness of the ride. Tischer has them for $135 each - is that a good price?
Or maybe someone has their old springs still laying around - that would be even greater. Please name your price and shipping unless your are in Boston area.
This actually just happen to me on my 325xi....
All the way back in January I was stopped at a stop light and heard a loud shot, like a high tension wire breaking. I had no idea what it was, but about 2 weeks ago I was rotating my tires and noticed the rear passenger spring was broken. So I have been driving unknowingly with a broken spring for about 5 months. I wouldn't recommend driving on it though, I would have changed mine sooner if I would have known.
Like you, I also started looking for a set of stock springs for my xi. Thinking used would be way cheaper, I ended up paying $95/spring from Bavarian Auto Recycling. Of course the next day Tischer emailed me the same quote as you. I really wish I would have bought two new springs from Tischer. So to answer your second question, yes, I think $135 is reasonable and I would highly recommend just buying a new set from Tischer.
Hope that helps!
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