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Old 20th June 2008, 07:37   #1
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H&R springs cause rattling in dash or suspension?

hi guys
i have the H&R springs on the car and it has some rattles...
i dont know if it is coming from the suspension or the passenger dash...
have you guys had the same problems??
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Old 20th June 2008, 13:27   #2
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I don't have H&R, but I have Eibachs. Since the ride is stiffer I am getting more rattles but nothing more than the rear parcel shelf which existed in my previous 550i. I have a fix for that...just jam a thick piece of dark cloth between the rear parcel shelf and rear seats...voila..rattle gone..
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The only rattle I've had is the phone cradle when empty. Otherwise nothing after 75,000 miles.
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I have the Eibachs and I have some rear shelf rattles too...I'm not sure where it's coming from, but it's only when I'm on the bumpy parts of the highway traveling at 45mph that really bob the car up and down. But otherwise no other interior rattles.
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one source of the rattle could be the car key buttons when its plugged in the dash - it took a while for me to pinpoint it. I don't even know why I used to plug it in at all - I have comfort access...I remember... I thought the key batteries were recharged when plugged just like my wife's mini...but I was mistaken.
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I have H&Rs and they have been in the car for about 2 months and no rattling. Also I have fitted them with 10mm spacers all around. J
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I used to have the same rattle/cranky noise, then eventually found out to be untighted strut bar. Check that as well.
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one source of the rattle could be the car key buttons when its plugged in the dash - it took a while for me to pinpoint it. I don't even know why I used to plug it in at all - I have comfort access...I remember... I thought the key batteries were recharged when plugged just like my wife's mini...but I was mistaken.
So it doesnt recharge the key? My SA told me it did, but I would trust your opinion over my SA?
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So it doesnt recharge the key? My SA told me it did, but I would trust your opinion over my SA?
Sorry OP,

I am pretty sure the key is recharged when placed in the ignition slot. this is the case on our '07 X5 and I have had a notification (in the M5) that my key needed to be plugged into the car. I surmise, to charge it. Once every couple of months, for a drive. This, one time, the SA might just be right!

What I don't get, how does the keys issue correspond to the OP concern of rattling after H&R spring install. Just like 99% of other cars that require a key in the ignition, one could detect that type of sound. I would think!

Had Eibach's for 7 months, no rattles.
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I used to have the same rattle/cranky noise
I got rid of mine too!

That's why you and I drive separately now!


Whew........
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