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Old 12-02-2019, 09:57 PM
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Rear Springs

Hi All and Happy Thanksgiving. I have a 2004 X3 with sport suspension. I've replaced the rear springs once already with BMW ones and they are broken again. Has anyone tried to use the Lesjofors for standard suspension instead of the BMW sport ones. A pair of them is 119.00 vs BMW at 360.00. That is at FCP so at least they have the lifetime warranty. The only thing I can think of is the car may sit a little higher in the rear. Can't see how that would be a big issue. Just can't handle the price difference.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:32 PM
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I have not done the 2004 X3 yet, but I used Lesjofors springs for my 2003 325i.
I love the Lesjofors springs, they sit perfectly.

I posted a DIY REAR spring for E46 3-series below.
Same trick for E83 X3.

DIY: 2003 325i 95K REAR Shock/Mount/Spring installation
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh....php?t=1357037
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:04 AM
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Okay I might not have been clear on this. The X3 I have has sport suspension. Lesjofors doesn't make the sport suspension springs. The Lesjofors ones are for non sport suspension. The wicked expensive BMW ones are for sport suspension.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:43 AM
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Google for H&R 50433.
A complete set of 4 coil springs for $225...
This will lower the X3 a bit, please see FCPEuro for detail...

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...-e83-h-r-50433
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Slightly off topic but still relative to your issue...I had broken rear springs on my z4. I replaced them but was still getting premature tire wear (specifically cupping and fast wear on inside of tire. Turns out my shocks were blown (probably by broken springs). So if you already broke your replacement springs make sure your rear shocks aren’t blown.
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Inner tire wear, look into Rear ball joints!
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I did them, and trailing arm bushings...both seemed fine...shocks were toast...I think it allowed the tires to skip/bounce a little which was exaggerated at the inner edge.
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