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Old 03-20-2007, 08:47 AM   #1
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Best place to buy OEM rear coil springs?

I have a cracked rear spring on the passengers side of my 2000 328i so I plan to replace both rear coil springs with BMW OEM springs. What is the best place to buy the coil springs - I'm looking for the best price supplier others have used.

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Old 03-20-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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tischer bmw probably, they are a sponsor on this board.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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You could try to get a used pair from a member on the site. I'm sure people have stock springs sitting around.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:39 AM   #4
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Look into replacing all four springs. There are plenty of choices that will be very close to factory ride/height if that's what you want. If you're still on original shocks, it might be a good time for those also?
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:09 AM   #5
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I have a cracked rear spring on the passengers side of my 2000 328i so I plan to replace both rear coil springs with BMW OEM springs. What is the best place to buy the coil springs - I'm looking for the best price supplier others have used.

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I just bought 6 month used springs from 2000 328i. I just need to change front two in my car so I could sell you rear two.
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:58 AM   #6
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I have two each sport and non sport,from a 2000 328I always driven in Califirnia (no salt) advise the color code on yours and I will check mine $ 40 each plus shipping. PM me with an offer.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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Both my rears broke and I'm replacing them with H&R Sports from Tire Rack. Why would you buy BMW springs? They're going to break again. Are you selling the car next week? If not, then I think that you should put in a spring that won't break.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:12 PM   #8
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I've got a set of OEM sport springs, pay for shipping and they are yours. PM if intrested
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:09 AM   #9
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anyone willing to sell a good set of OEM rear springs for a 99 323i (it's not a sport)?

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Old 08-07-2008, 07:50 PM   #10
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I have non-sport 1999 328i springs, I'd just charge you shipping.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:13 AM   #11
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Good day. There are lots of posts about broken coil springs... but nothing that has been too conclusive for what I am trying to find.

Last summer I replaced both rear coil springs with a used pair. Now, one year later, one of the springs is broken again.
I am looking to maintain OEM ride height/handling. However, BMW coil springs at the dealer are probably the same quality and will break again in a few years (plus they quoted me $300 just for the coils). I would also consider replacing the shocks while I am at it.

If possible, could you post links or specific part numbers for rear coil springs and shocks that do NOT lower the vehicle? All the ones I've managed to find seem to lower the car by over 25 mm (1 inch). Lower price is preferred if the trade off in quality is not too bad.

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Old 05-14-2009, 12:00 PM   #12
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Check the classifieds forum. I wouldn't purchase them new unless it was a last resort.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:47 PM   #13
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Why bother with OEM springs? If you don't want to lower your car just get a set of Eibach pro-kit and your car will thank you.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:26 AM   #14
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Hi,
I might not have been very clear in my earlier post. I do NOT want OEM springs. But I want to maintain original height/handling (i.e. I don't want a lowering kit).

The Eibach coils that I've seen (such as here) or here are all lower than original specs.

Have you seen a place that sells normal (original) height springs?

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Old 05-15-2009, 10:41 AM   #15
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I haven't seen a company that sells OEM ride height springs for the E46. All the aftermarket springs are intended to lower the car, even if just slightly.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:46 PM   #16
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OEM Height rear replacement springs

I am in the same boat I do NOT want to lower the car, I do not have a problem with buying OEM but am concerned about having the problem happen again. Does anyone know why they break and if BMW has corrected the problem; new supplier, different manufacturing practices, blah, blah, blah...
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:00 PM   #17
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if I purchase aftermarket coils which lower ride by 1.5", do i have to worry about my tires rubbing??
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:25 PM   #18
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if I purchase aftermarket coils which lower ride by 1.5", do i have to worry about my tires rubbing??
Random thread to bump for this question. A 1.5" drop some might consider subtle so rubbing will depend on the wheels and tires you are running.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #19
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if I purchase aftermarket coils which lower ride by 1.5", do i have to worry about my tires rubbing??
As Gary said, it depends. What wheels and tires are you running currently? Usually it will be fine, but if you're running an aftermarket setup that has pretty aggressive offsets, width or wide tires you might run into problems.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:17 AM   #20
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I have some stock springs i'd like to get rid of that came off a coupe...
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