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    Front strut replacement recommendations

    I have the original SLS self leveling suspension in the back.

    If you do to, what have you replaced your front struts with?

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    SLS & front rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeldot View Post
    I have the original SLS self leveling suspension in the back.

    If you do to, what have you replaced your front struts with?

    Thanks


    It's been quite a while since I visited the postings here. I have a US spec 93 M5 with 130k and it looks and runs great. It needed a suspension refresh and I decided to use OEM after much research and browsing through the various message boards. I also looked into Dinan and Koni alternatives.

    I rebuilt my entire front suspension last winter/spring. I used OEM struts from BMW. The suspension parts came from BMA (Lemforder upper/lower arms, Meyle swaybar links, & stock M5 bushings).

    I'm planning to tackle the rear over ths winter. I have SLS with no leaks but a harsh ride seems like air shocks in rear. Advice I received is when this happens, it will accelerate rear shock wear. Advice to me is to replace the accumulators first, then see how it goes. They are about $160 each, and the jobs should be much easier than the front.

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    front struts

    Thanks Kirk, I don't know if you noticed, but my post was last (2011) Nov. :-)

    Replaced front struts with original sacs-bogge (sp) struts that came with M5...awesome ride

    Beware of non OEM struts!
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