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(dare I ask it ?) Suspension (again) (archive)

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Posted by Dragos on July 30, 2001 at 20:38:10:

Finally reached the point where the susp will have to undergo surgery. I've read thousands of web sites, part catalogs, archive posts and I am still unclear.

I thought I'd post this question again, so please ignore it rather than sending me back to the archives.

Q: Should I replace the springs too ? (The plan was to replace only the front shocks, then it dawned on me to replace all of them)
Q: My shimmies are rather of the transversal type (ie, when cornering on bumpy surface, nothing under braking or acceleration). Should I replace both arms ? Are aluminum ones much lighter than the steel ones ?
Q: What would be a reasonable labor estimation ? (I read individual times on Bruno's site, but their sum is definitely not the correct answer)

Please reply privately if there is no public interest.
The Bavarian patient in question is a 93 535i 5spd, 98k mi most likely on original parts.

many thanks,

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