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Post by carl » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:44 pm

One rear broken, pair replaced under extended warranty

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Post by Coffee331 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:01 pm

Front right broke today. New springs and shocks on order. Hopefully get fitted next weekend.

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Post by Ewazix » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:35 pm

Interesting to see fronts are a 'popular' failure now the cars are aging, the rears went so damned quickly it was crazy - according MOTs my car had replacement rear coils at 3 yrs 15k miles and I replaced them again a couple of years ago :o
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Post by Jamesw » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:33 pm

Not broke but MOT advisory said one was corroded on my coupe so replaced both rear with Suplex due to a number of recommendations on here. Hopefully can forget about them now
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Post by Coffee331 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:44 pm

If anyone else is as confused as I was when choosing the right suplex springs on eBay, link to their catalogue showing each spring code for each z4

http://www.mladov.ru/katalog/suplex/SUPLEX_2008-2009.pdf

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Post by DanBate02 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:16 am

I'm another.
2007 3.0si Coupe.
Rear N/S. Replaced both myself last night, but the rear near side is making creaking noises. Should i be worried? :headbang:

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Post by ph001 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:18 pm

Good link Coffee :thumbsup:

It's a big doc so have pulled out the Z4 parts.... shame they don't do any for the M cars
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Post by ph001 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:21 pm

The 06231 are about £30 on Ebay. Bargain... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Coil-Sp ... SwHCFanVdD
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Post by greg81 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:34 pm

This'll explain my rattle...
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Post by ph001 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:54 pm

That's the one, they always seem to break about there. Very very common unfortunately.
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Post by greg81 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:14 pm

ph001 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:54 pm
That's the one, they always seem to break about there. Very very common unfortunately.
Are the suplex ones you linked to sided or can I just buy 2 of the same? Also I can assume the different shape of the spring doesn't matter?

Thanks for the help!

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Post by ph001 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:28 pm

Two of the same.
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Post by greg81 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:21 pm

ph001 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Two of the same.
Great, thanks for the info. Appreciated :thumbsup:

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Post by Yorkie Z » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:29 pm

If you own a E85-86 you will have a broken spring at some point. Case closed 8)
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Post by greg81 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:29 pm

greg81 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:21 pm
ph001 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Two of the same.
Great, thanks for the info. Appreciated :thumbsup:
Ahh, just spotted that eBay as says they're for M-suspension. I'll need to have a dig for standard SE ones

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