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Old 01-02-2016, 02:48 AM   #1
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Whos DIY Your Coilovers for M3?

I'd like to do my own CO install. Any tutorials specifically for the e46 M3? Any experienced tips to share?
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:50 PM   #2
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Really straight forward once you get in there to do it. Drop the rear shocks, slap the adjusters and springs in. Bolt new shocks in, rears are done. Fronts just as easy. Disconnect the brake likes from the strut tower, unbolt the lower strut bolt, unbolt sway bar end links, drop shock from underneath hood and reverse steps. Having a jack to help line struts and shocks is nice. As well as a 2nd hand. Pretty easy thing compared to other tasks on e46's. Suspensions a great place to start learning!
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:05 PM   #3
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Yeah thanks. I've done a lift on my Tacoma and some other wrenching. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything on these bimmers. My first euro car
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:47 AM   #4
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Easy easy for most... Use a pry bar to help get the rear springs out.
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