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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 05-15-2019, 08:43 PM   #1
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rear springs best replacement oem height

Looking at a Lesjofors on fcp I guess that's my best option they will replace it if it breaks. My car is an 330xi Last month They had suplex ones are those worth ordering from somewhere else?
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:51 AM   #2
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I'm going to use Suplex on our 330xi, as I've had good luck with suplex springs on previous BMW's. Suspension options are moderately limited for these cars. I usually deal with Pelican or factory BMW parts. Good luck with it.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:14 AM   #3
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I ended up getting the Lesjofors I needed them fast and only ones fcp had available right now. I figure if I dont like them I can replace them with another brand when I have more money and replace the shocks too.

My spring broke on the top and the bottom. bottom has been broken for a while I noticed that on both sides a month ago. Top snapped a couple days ago.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:07 PM   #4
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Yep, I've had that issue years ago with an E36 and a number of Audi's. I try and keep the car's wheel wells washed out better now, especially throughout the winter. This has seemingly helped to kill off the issue. Hope it works out.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:47 AM   #5
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Used lesjofors in my kids 325xi rears and my 325xi touring rears.About 5k miles on both ...no complaints.Stance is oem...handles like Oem.

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Old 05-17-2019, 09:28 AM   #6
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I did a little more research the lesjofors are only for standard transmission and certain models I guess. I would go with suplex if I could do it again I think they are a little stiffer or stronger.

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2002 BMW 330xi Coil Spring
Transmission: Standard, Position: Rear, Part: Coil Spring
2003 BMW 330xi Coil Spring
Transmission: Standard, Position: Rear, Part: Coil Spring

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Old 05-19-2019, 01:47 PM   #7
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I did a little more research the lesjofors are only for standard transmission and certain models I guess. I would go with suplex if I could do it again I think they are a little stiffer or stronger.

Lesjofors 4208431
BMW 330xi
2002 BMW 330xi Coil Spring
Transmission: Standard, Position: Rear, Part: Coil Spring
2003 BMW 330xi Coil Spring
Transmission: Standard, Position: Rear, Part: Coil Spring
I really don't think the transmission will make much difference in the actions of a spring. It's not like the rear springs are carrying all the extra weight of an automatic.
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