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Old 09-16-2016, 11:12 PM
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Have you done the rear springs?
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Have you done the rear springs?
According to the OP and the last post all of the springs on the X5 were converted over to a coil setup.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:23 PM
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OP did you replace the Ball Joint Rear (In Rear Wheel Carrier)? Im starting to look for some guides to replace my suspension bushings. it looks like i will need a special ball joint tool:

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Just finished the left side. Put the spring in, what a hassle. It definitely is easier if you have the spring compressor, but you still may have to release the front and rear arms, the sway bar links and maybe sway bar and the shock. Tour tech product is adequate. The left side looks perfect height. I didn't like the bottom setup, the cradle sits at an odd angle and the spring sits straight so we'll see how it performs. Also, the top rubber grommet sit firmly but there is some play around the body protrusion that holds in the old air shock. Not an easy install by any means.
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OP did you replace the Ball Joint Rear (In Rear Wheel Carrier)? Im starting to look for some guides to replace my suspension bushings. it looks like i will need a special ball joint tool:

https://youtu.be/tKgNV8Ve7Dg
I replaced both control arms in rear suspension. Front ones (the ones with adjustable toe settings) had shot rubber around ball joint while rear ones were in good shape.
I debated to leave rear ones alone but decided to replace them and be done.
Subframe bushings looked good so I left them alone and I believe they can be replaced later without removing much.
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Just finished the left side. Put the spring in, what a hassle. It definitely is easier if you have the spring compressor, but you still may have to release the front and rear arms, the sway bar links and maybe sway bar and the shock. Tour tech product is adequate. The left side looks perfect height. I didn't like the bottom setup, the cradle sits at an odd angle and the spring sits straight so we'll see how it performs. Also, the top rubber grommet sit firmly but there is some play around the body protrusion that holds in the old air shock. Not an easy install by any means.
While it wasn't easy in my case I wonder if your springs and pads are identical to OEM as they should be when it comes to dimensions.
What I mean is once you install upper spring pad and lock it in with plastic bushing there should be no play. Also, the bottom of spring should sit flush on lower spring pad without odd angle.
On the other hand, once you install everything and lower the car and roll it back abd forth your angle shoud improve as everything settles.
Post some pics if you don't mind.
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P.A scan soft

Good stuff ! I wanted to ask where i can buy the P.A soft scan.
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Good stuff ! I wanted to ask where i can buy the P.A soft scan.
I got it here:

Scanner 1 4 Car Diagnostic Tool OBD2 Code Reader Series Z4 E38 E39 for BMW | eBay

Although my packet was shipped from US, the package was clearly from China at some point as it had Chinese shipping label underneath US one.

You probably do know that you have take the plastic body apart, solder some pins together and either get old Window XP laptop or just use virtual Windows XP on newer laptop as I did.
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Hi there,

I am expecting PA Soft clone to arrive soon,what is the procedure with the pins soldering?

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I got it here:

Scanner 1 4 Car Diagnostic Tool OBD2 Code Reader Series Z4 E38 E39 for BMW | eBay

Although my packet was shipped from US, the package was clearly from China at some point as it had Chinese shipping label underneath US one.

You probably do know that you have take the plastic body apart, solder some pins together and either get old Window XP laptop or just use virtual Windows XP on newer laptop as I did.
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Hi there,

I am expecting PA Soft clone to arrive soon,what is the procedure with the pins soldering?
Remove 4 screws, take the plastic body apart, solder pins: 7 & 8 together, 1 & 2 together. Reassemble.
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