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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 11-07-2012, 03:14 PM   #21
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Well the coil came in.

It's a Suplex coil (exactly like Pelican Parts). What worries me tho on the thing it lists BMW rear coil spring, HD. See pic.

While on the pelican parts site it doesnt list 'heavy duty' for a 330XI.. Am I in trouble?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #22
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Thats the corret spring. BMW improved the rear springs with these cause the old ones used to break fast like flapjacks and bacon.
Since your shocks were fairly new you should have bought eibach springs for $250 and been happy. oh well, too late now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #23
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Thats the corret spring. BMW improved the rear springs with these cause the old ones used to break fast like flapjacks and bacon.
Since your shocks were fairly new you should have bought eibach springs for $250 and been happy. oh well, too late now.
Thanks man!

Yah the thing is im on a tight schedule now and getting springs and all would of taken too long. plus not much time ot install with the weather getting cooler and I need a MVI.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #24
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I can tell you this, i have had 3 Xi's. In the north east, the springs break all the time. BMW paints a little colored stripe on the spring to differentiate. You really need your VIN to determine what the original spring on your car was. Mine i think are silver or white stripes. Replacing them is very easy, just make sure you have a long prybar or crow bar. i use a 4 ft harbor freight claw wrecking bar.

BMW and Pelican will tell you that the springs used on each car depended on the individual package or various options for each car. Some people say that all springs for the xi's are the same. If they are all white/silver then i believe it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #25
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Well replaced the spring. Was pretty straight forward took a bit of force to get the arm to go down far enough to slide the new spring in. Also glad I got the spring pads as the upper one was all caved in on the old spring.

Here is a shot of the old stuff.


Also was going to attempt the urethane bushing fix I saw on here but that was a complete failure
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:07 PM   #26
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Where did you end up ordering it from? Need to replace it also on my XI.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #27
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I got it locally as I couldn't wait from pelicanparts for shipping.

But the one I got is on pelicanparts heavy duty doesn't list the XI on their site but that what's its actually for.

BMW sits level again and was the same height as the broken one I took off.

Let me see if I get the part number as I'm on my phone.. 061648 look for that on pelicanparts it won't list it's for an XI but two local parts stores were getting that exact part number for my vin when I was looking for it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:14 PM   #28
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Don't see it listed on Pelican - only see - 06164-M636, 06165-M636, 06211-M636, 06212-M636 (Heavy Duty), 06213-M636.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #29
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Don't see it listed on Pelican - only see - 06164-M636, 06165-M636, 06211-M636, 06212-M636 (Heavy Duty), 06213-M636.
06164-M636
Coil Spring, Rear, Heavy Duty (2 per car, sold individually, not for cars with sport suspension), 323i/Ci, 325i/Ci, 328i/Ci, 330i/Ci $86.00
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #30
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The correct part number for suplex rear spring is 06123 ( for all E46 Xi's )

http://www.mladov.ru/katalog/suplex/..._2008-2009.pdf

You can check the catalog to confirm this.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #31
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Ya that's what their site says.. But BMW replaced those with the HD due to snapping and the issue were discussing here.

It's been a month now and no issues with my coil I installed I also checked the BMW to ensure it sits level and it sure does. I also saw the guy here that works on import cars check what coil is for the 2002 BMW 330xi and he got the result I posted about as well. That's what his computer tells him.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:29 PM   #32
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The 06123 has tapered ends where as 06164 has uniform thickness of the coil. Spring rates matched for Xi sedans calls for 06123. I am also using 06164 currently and do not notice any difference in handling.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:17 AM   #33
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The 06123 has tapered ends where as 06164 has uniform thickness of the coil. Spring rates matched for Xi sedans calls for 06123. I am also using 06164 currently and do not notice any difference in handling.
Okay? So your saying he should order 06123 but yet your also using 06164?

Yah mine sits also level, have't noticed any differences either
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #34
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I too made the mistake of putting on 06164, prior to researching it thoroughly.
If these ones break I will go with 06123 in future with sach boge shocks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #35
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=961048
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #36
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I too made the mistake of putting on 06164, prior to researching it thoroughly.
If these ones break I will go with 06123 in future with sach boge shocks.
Saw this on BMAparts - does anyone know the fitment of this for the 330xi?

http://www.bmaparts.com/ShopByVehicl...Spring&mode=PA

Part Number: 380 06030 316
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #37
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I'm in need of rear springs on my xi. I plan to do both even though only the left is broken.

I would really like to build some air springs to put on the back so I can compensate for load when carrying stuff.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:38 PM   #38
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I'm in need of rear springs on my xi. I plan to do both even though only the left is broken.

I would really like to build some air springs to put on the back so I can compensate for load when carrying stuff.
They recommend you do both at the same time if you can, to keep the vehicle level due to sagging over age of old spring might cause it to not sit level if you swap only one side.

I actually did only 1 side like my original pics show. This was because my other side spring was nearly brand new and the PO had replaced so I knew it couldn't be sagging that much.

Also like I stated I ordered part 06164 and its been on the car since Nov 2012 and no issues. The car is level, feels and rides great.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #39
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I tried HR springs in my 330XI, (# 29383) ride was too harsh and car lowered by about an inch. I swapped them out to maintain the original settings. Anyone who wants the HR Springs is welcome to pick them up from me for a handshake. The were used for about couple of thousand miles. The HR part number is 29383.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:09 PM   #40
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Back in 2010 these OEM springs from the dealership cost 209 a piece! So 240 for two is technically a good deal assuming they are OEM.

Just chiming in with some info, I see you ended up going with one for 140
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