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estimate if worn based on mileage or inspect (archive)

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Posted by PhilH on September 02, 2001 at 18:37:16:

In Reply to: 525i suspension posted by Leo on September 02, 2001 at 07:54:58:

If you have more than 100k miles it's a good bet the OE shocks are pretty worn if not shot. The bounce test (bouncing a fender up and down to see how long it takes to stop bouncing after you let go) doesn't seem to work very well with E34s. You shouldn't have to ever replace springs.

-Phil
93 525i 5 spd/Dinan Stage 1 (Koni)/Sharked/BBS RK


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