Looking for F20 coilover installation instructions

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Looking for F20 coilover installation instructions

Post by ZyBeR » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:21 am

I'm not unfamiliar with wrenching, but mostly worked on Evos, never a BMW, so I was hoping that someone that installed coilovers on a F20/21 (M135i -15 LCI) could share their experiences.

Anything particular I should keep in mind?
Any special tools needed?
Will I need anything morethan the coilover kit (KW V1)?

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Re: Looking for F20 coilover installation instructions

Post by marco_polo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:27 am

Same as an Evo more-or-less, crack on.

A knuckle splitting/separating cam socket is useful for releasing the strut assembly from the front hubs, do you already have one of those?
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Re: Looking for F20 coilover installation instructions

Post by ZyBeR » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:30 am

Thank's for the quick response, no i don't think I do. Maybe I should get one before starting the installation.

Anything else needed?

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Re: Looking for F20 coilover installation instructions

Post by marco_polo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:31 am

Nope, that's about it.

Cam spreader in action, mine came from eBay for about a fiver if memory serves:

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Re: Looking for F20 coilover installation instructions

Post by ZyBeR » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:47 am

There are a few different once on ebay, do you mind linking to the one you bought?

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Re: Looking for F20 coilover installation instructions

Post by marco_polo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:00 pm

If it wasn't this one, it was very similar: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BERGEN-2pc-1- ... 1661217650
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