Your guys did it in 1.5 hours. That is an amazingt time. How many people were working on it? I know with two technicians, an install can range from 4.5-6.5 hours depending on what you run into. That is with taking the strut completely out of the car to swap springs as they method posted above can do serious damage if that little spring compressor tool ever lets go inside that fender area.
Hey Speed,It took a BMW technician, a helper and me about 5 hours in total to do the entire car ouich We finished about 01:30 am in the morning!
The worse thing that can happen is tight screws that are not friendly at all, and we wasted an hour trying to get the screws loose (my car is only a year plus old). J
Not so much the CCA chapter, as they don't really meet that often. But the guy I have lined up would probably be recommended by anyone in the BMW community here. He has prep'ed many BMW racers and has worked on my 996 Turbo and GT3 for many years now. He personally races E30 M3's and a personal E46 M3, so he's a BMW nut himself. It's more of a case I want to make as easy as possible for him. Hey...it was everyone's first E60 M5 at one point or another right?Just a thought, but since you are in Hawaii, have you thought of contacting the local BMW/CCA chapter and asking them for a recomendation on an installer?
Eibachs...no need to cut the bump stops...right?
Since you have gone both H&R and Eibach on the same setup I assume(20" wheel). How those two compare? I felt Eibach is a little softer than H&R but eibach one I rode has 19", so it's not that fair comparison.
Thank you. That's what I expect. :cheers:Kenny to give you a comparison .... H&Rs on stock 19" wheels feel EXACTLY the same as Eibachs on your old 20" wheels.
I've only done both sets on 19" wheels and the ride is about 5x better on the eibachs. Eibachs almost feel like stock setup with a drop. H&Rs feel like you have EDC on sport mode when you're on comfort mode