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Old 12-26-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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Exclamation ive searched and searched but

cant find the diy on installing a suspension, springs struts etc. anyone know where its at?
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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here is one for the front

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=shock+diy

here is another

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=shock+diy

and then there is this......

http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=12
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:32 AM   #3
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:01 AM   #4
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You mean to tell me googling the keywords "e46 suspension diy" didn't yield any results?

You didn't search.

anyway, it's easy.

Front struts: 3 10mm nuts on top, one 18mm pinch bolt on bottom. Use spring compressors.

Rear shocks: 2 13mm nuts on top, 1 18mm bolt on bottom. Remove springs with shocks removed. Have friend stand on hub as you yank spring out.

Get alignment.
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I usually tell people to search too....but i was in a good mood so i thought i would just do it for him....lol
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Im doing my suspension and im having problem taking out the front because of where it is held by the spindle behind the rotor. How would i get this out? I have a compresor but the one i have is a piece of crap and wont work with the spring on the car. Any recomendations?


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It isnt really thread jacking it in the same topic and i have searched.


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Im doing my suspension and im having problem taking out the front because of where it is held by the spindle behind the rotor. How would i get this out? I have a compresor but the one i have is a piece of crap and wont work with the spring on the car. Any recomendations?


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Disconnect your xenon auto leveler and step on the fvcking spindle with your foot. Gives enough room to put an elephant through there.

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I think he means he cant get the bolt off? In any case, I'd recommend penetrating oil on that bolt. If its rusted.. you're going to break tools. Ask me how I know. You don't have to back the pinch bolt out all the way, just enough so the clamp separates. Then its just a matter of having a friend step on the hub/rotor and wiggle the strut free.
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i think thats funny he says he searched and searched and never found anything and then u just come and give him 3 links ahaha
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