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0-60motorsports 10-08-2018 02:20 PM

X5M H&R 1.2" Springs & Spacers Install
 
Ever since i purchased my E70 X5M in June 2018 I did not like the stance of the SAV. I kept looking at the Jeep SRT8 at work every day and noticing how good the stance looked for a factory setup.

With the help of so many members I was able to decide on what lowering system to go for on this truck.

I decided on H&R 1.2" Springs, H&R 12mm front and 20mm rear spacers and F10 M5 Comp Bump stops from @[ECSTuning](contact:41909) . ECS went above and beyond to put together the package for me and have it delivered to me within a week of ordering, all the way to Bahrain.

Here are the install pics:

Stock front Shock with stock spring
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9751.jpg

H&R 1.2" Spring
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9752.jpg

OE X5M E70 Bum Stop Vs OE M5 F10 Comp Bump Stop
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9753.jpg

OE Vs H&R Spring
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9757.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9758.jpg

Ready to install H&R Spring and F10 M5 Comp Bump Stop
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9752.jpg

Installed
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9761.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9763.jpg

OE Vs H&R Rear Adjustable Height Links. These were set to 65mm or so i thought. It turns out they were set to 61-62mm, my mistake. We fixed this later.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9765.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...862FC2AA05.jpg

Removing rear Shocks and installing F10 M5 Comp Bump Stops, They have to be pressed into the top hats by hand. Im glad i changed these as the old ones were gone from the heat

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9766.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9771.jpg

Jonathan Torquing every thing to spec

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9773.jpg

H&R 12mm front and 20mm rear Spacers with ECS Extended Bolts:

Before Spacers and lowering springs
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9674.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9675.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9676.jpg

Installing Spacers, hubs were cleaned and anti-seize applied
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9692.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9693.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9696.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9699.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9700.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9702.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9704.jpg

Spacers installed
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9707.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9708.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9709.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9710.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9713.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9714.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9715.jpg

Finished Pics with both the spacers, springs and bump stops installed:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9790.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...M/IMG_9789.jpg

The rear was too low and as soon as I left the shop the car was bouncing so much and the rear was so hard that it gave me a headache. Went back and adjusted the links properly this time to the H&R specified 65mm and the car drives perfect. Everything is a bit tightened up. This is the way the truck should have come from the factory.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...008_120124.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...008_120115.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...008_120107.jpg

Pic of the before and after height measurements
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...EE7FEF1995.jpg

Sorry I ran out of memory on the DSLR so I will take some updated pics this week and post them up here. Thanks for reading.


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