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Published by ECSTuning
03-01-2013
:: ECS Tuning :: Coilover Install DIY|Ready set Low



Wanting to lower your car but not sure how to install the suspension? We can help! We installed the ST Coilover System on our E92 335i and documented the process! This should help you with installing a new suspension on your car!



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By ap47 on 03-01-2013, 08:09 PM
Awesome!
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By tmas88 on 03-01-2013, 10:16 PM
Thank you very useful! I have a set of coilovers I'm looking to install soon. I assume the install with be similar for an E90?
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By Hierlevelz on 03-02-2013, 01:11 AM
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Thank you very useful! I have a set of coilovers I'm looking to install soon. I assume the install with be similar for an E90?
+1 Are there any differences with an E90?
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By ECSTuning on 03-04-2013, 10:40 AM
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E92 and E90 are almost identical. The E93, E91, and E82 are even similar enough to use this as a guide.
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By momin on 03-04-2013, 11:57 AM
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Nice DIY!!

any1 knows what rims are those?
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By ECSTuning on 03-04-2013, 12:09 PM
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Nice DIY!!

any1 knows what rims are those?
20inch 360 Forged Spec 5ives
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By SoIntoYou on 03-24-2013, 07:43 AM
is the ecstuning bbk on the 335i for sale?
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By ECSTuning on 03-25-2013, 09:10 AM
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is the ecstuning bbk on the 335i for sale?
Not at the current time. The BBK in the video is a prototype we're testing.
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By sle39lvr on 03-25-2013, 09:54 PM
How about giving torque specifications for all bolts and nuts involved?
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By ECSTuning on 03-26-2013, 09:41 AM
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How about giving torque specifications for all bolts and nuts involved?
Torque specs are noted in the video.
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By USAF Rick on 03-27-2013, 10:55 PM
Very informative, thanks ECS!
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By kluski on 03-30-2013, 03:47 PM
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How does that compare to a '06 330Xi ?
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By ECSTuning on 04-01-2013, 09:37 AM
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How does that compare to a '06 330Xi ?
It's not going to be 100% the same as you'll have the front drive line components not found on the non Xi vehicle but this would serve as a great guide for your 330xi.
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By DarkEnigma on 04-05-2013, 05:32 PM
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What a fantastic video, love the way you guys produced this. It's extremely helpful. Will be following it closely when I install my coilovers very soon! Thanks
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By DarkEnigma on 04-10-2013, 11:01 AM
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You mention that there are some specialist tools needed for the install, what are those? Can you list the tools please!
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By ECSTuning on 04-10-2013, 01:25 PM
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You mention that there are some specialist tools needed for the install, what are those? Can you list the tools please!
Besides a socket set, wrench set, torque wrench, hex set, and a breaker bar; you'll need a pair of spring compressors, spindle housing spreader, and a cut away socket.
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By DarkEnigma on 04-10-2013, 05:52 PM
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Besides a socket set, wrench set, torque wrench, hex set, and a breaker bar; you'll need a pair of spring compressors, spindle housing spreader, and a cut away socket.
Should be fine apart from the spindle housing spreader then. Can't seem to find any in UK though when I google, everything returns US stores - it must be called something else over here!
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By iBoost on 04-10-2013, 10:52 PM
awesome video! what took you guys so long to make one? this would have saved me hours back in like 07! thanks for going out of your way and making awesome tutorials like this one though! ECSTUNING FTW
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By ECSTuning on 04-11-2013, 08:53 AM
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Should be fine apart from the spindle housing spreader then. Can't seem to find any in UK though when I google, everything returns US stores - it must be called something else over here!
Sometimes you can get away with using a small piece of flat stock, if you look at other diy's you'll see a host of other methods to spread the housing. We just find that little tool to be the easiest method (and maybe the safest) of doing the job.

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awesome video! what took you guys so long to make one? this would have saved me hours back in like 07! thanks for going out of your way and making awesome tutorials like this one though! ECSTUNING FTW
Well our 335 was on air for years, when we finally decided to put it back on coilovers it was one of those "we should document this for everyone" type moments!
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By BoogeyMan'sBMW on 04-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Wow this is awesome, I didn't even know there was one up!
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By ECSTuning on 04-19-2013, 04:31 PM
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Wow this is awesome, I didn't even know there was one up!
lol we try to help when we can!
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