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      12-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Replacing shocks after 140,000. What car hardware do I need.

What parts do I need. I am not talking tools I can buy them anytime of the day. I mean what actual hardware do I need.

I have 3 options,
Koni Yellows and HR sport springs.

KW V1 coilovers.

H&R Coilovers.

Getting a Strut tower brace for any of them..

I have never changed shocks on a car but I just did the Intake Valves on my 335Xi so if you want some idea how incline I am to doing a job..

If I go coilovers. What do I need to do the job (any bushes, bumpstops ect).

If I go with shocks and springs what do I need to do the job.
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What parts do I need. I am not talking tools I can buy them anytime of the day. I mean what actual hardware do I need.

I have 3 options,
Koni Yellows and HR sport springs.

KW V1 coilovers.

H&R Coilovers.

Getting a Strut tower brace for any of them..

I have never changed shocks on a car but I just did the Intake Valves on my 335Xi so if you want some idea how incline I am to doing a job..

If I go coilovers. What do I need to do the job (any bushes, bumpstops ect).

If I go with shocks and springs what do I need to do the job.

I like my yellows very, very much....matched springs. Pothole harshness disappeared.
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What springs did you use?
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      12-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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At 150k miles you're probably gonna want to replace the bump stops and the upper and lower rear shock mounts. None of this is necessarily a must but you'll be glad you did it.
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