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Post by mjoshyuk23 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:59 pm

Yes
Both were snapped
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Post by wingnut » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:04 am

Front offside at 39,000,on 9 year old 2.0

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Post by chrissrush » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:31 pm

Back on the list again :-(

Replaced both rears in June 2013 with parts from Sopers, one has broken again. Never really considered these as consumable parts with other cars :-(

Any recomendations beyond Sopers?

Part no is 33507836827 IIRC
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Post by highway1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:56 pm

chrissrush wrote:Back on the list again :-(

Replaced both rears in June 2013 with parts from Sopers, one has broken again. Never really considered these as consumable parts with other cars :-(

Any recomendations beyond Sopers?

Part no is 33507836827 IIRC
Myself and others have fitted Suplex springs- these are good quality german made spings that are available in SE or M sport equivalent.

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Post by chrissrush » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:21 pm

chrissrush wrote:Myself and others have fitted Suplex springs- these are good quality german made spings that are available in SE or M sport equivalent.
Sadly not for the M though.
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Post by Crimson_27 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:24 pm

My front has spring has snapped after a 3 week sleep on the drive, has this happened to anyone else?? Does everyone replace with sachs or suplex? I'm no intending to lower it despite the slammed look i have at this moment lol.

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Post by Manfred » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:25 pm

Here's mine...
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OSR/NSR both.

Just the same as my previous 2003 E46 M3. Seems to be a common BMW theme.
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Post by Any1else » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:29 pm

Mine went a couple of weeks ago.

2003, E83, 83k miles.

By the clunks and the clean broken ends they seem to both have gone at the same time.
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Post by Das882 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:47 pm

Nearside rear @ 53K. Will be replaced with a set of Eibach's
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Post by Juicehead » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:49 am

Z4 2.5 2003 117,000 miles
Yup had one replaced in Feb last year... other was done last week (March 2017)

Didn't know at the time it's best to get em both done together.
With the mileage on my car it's prob not the first replacement either :driving:
You only live once, so enjoy it Z4 styley! :roll: :thumbsup:

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Post by Ewazix » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:44 am

Juicehead wrote:Z4 2.5 2003 117,000 miles
Yup had one replaced in Feb last year... other was done last week (March 2017)

Didn't know at the time it's best to get em both done together.
With the mileage on my car it's prob not the first replacement either :driving:
Almost certainly, my first set were first replaced at 3 yrs 15k miles!

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Post by Buckz » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:55 am

well my other broke at 59k - one looked to be replaced but I can't see it in the receipts so heck knows when.

did it my self, wasn't too difficult at all! very do-able if you jam the breaker bar between the arm and caliper and carefully push down.

replaced both sides as the other was a bit rusty too so only a matter of time, I'm assuming it doesn't matter what brand they springs are they will still snap ?
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Post by Juicehead » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:06 pm

Haha Turkey Twizzlers are probably more durable :D
You only live once, so enjoy it Z4 styley! :roll: :thumbsup:

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Post by Rusky » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:57 pm

looking back through the history of my car and it would appear that mine too have been replaced :thumbsdown:
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Post by vester86 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:53 am

Mine is broken too

on the front :?

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