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      02-11-2013, 01:19 AM   #23
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Took us about 5.5 hours in my garage Saturday. Your write-up was great guidance.
Good to hear. Wish I had this reference, took me seven hours, mainly bc I had to figure out the rear deck disassembly. Lol pain in the buttox.
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i think i am going to have to come to your shop for this.
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For the rear springs I have seen another write up where they just removed the rear shelf speakers. Pop out the cover and then the speaker itself and you have access to the bolts that attach the strut to the body.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628336

Someone also mentioned that this was the method used by a professional mechanic when doing this job on a F10.

From your exerience, would this be easier than removing the shelf altogether?

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I just changed springs on my car (Eibach ProKit), a few things that I noticed:

Access to the rear strut mounting bolts is really easy through the speaker holes in the rear shelf. Just pop out the speaker covers and unbolt the speakers and the strut bolts are readily accessible.

Using a small telescopic jack instead of a prybar to press the suspension down eased up the strut removal process immensely (after the struts have been unbolted).

I did this both front and rear. In the front I was able to "jack down" the suspension so that the lower strut cleared the lower A-arm and the strut came out real easy.

Same in the rear, which also meant that I did not have to unbolt any other parts than the strut itself.

I actually found the rears to be the easiest and least labour intensive part of the job.

Really easy job apart from the spring compressor tool that I used which was an endless wrench turning excercise...

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      05-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #27
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Great write up and I just had my M5 done from the guys here in the Bay Area took about 4 hours but they've done a few and I gotta say it was a job we'll Done. Sonic MS
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What socket size for the point nut to remove the springs from the strut?
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      07-11-2014, 10:49 AM   #29
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Hi hope everyone is well. I have just had my M5 lowered and have struck a problem with the head lights. The sensors on the arms have been checked but no joy. The head light beam is simply leaning lower to the ground and will not light up the road. Im stuck. What do I do?

Will BMW look at it under warranty?
how else can the head lights be adjusted?
is this a natural cause because of the lowering?

Any help/ advice would be appreciated. Thanks
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