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Old Mon, Oct-08-2018, 07:19:20 PM   #1
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Default X5M H&R 1.2" Springs & Spacers Install

Ever since i purchased my E70 X5M in June 2018 I did not like the stance of the SAV. I kept looking at the Jeep SRT8 at work every day and noticing how good the stance looked for a factory setup.

With the help of so many members on xbimmers I was able to decide on what lowering system to go for on this truck.

I decided on H&R 1.2" Springs, H&R 12mm front and 20mm rear spacers and F10 M5 Comp Bump stops from @[ECSTuning](contact:41909) . ECS went above and beyond to put together the package for me and have it delivered to me within a week of ordering, all the way to Bahrain.

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Stock front Shock with stock spring


H&R 1.2" Spring


OE X5M E70 Bum Stop Vs OE M5 F10 Comp Bump Stop


OE Vs H&R Spring




Ready to install H&R Spring and F10 M5 Comp Bump Stop


Installed




OE Vs H&R Rear Adjustable Height Links. These were set to 65mm or so i thought. It turns out they were set to 61-62mm, my mistake. We fixed this later.





Removing rear Shocks and installing F10 M5 Comp Bump Stops, They have to be pressed into the top hats by hand. Im glad i changed these as the old ones were gone from the heat





Jonathan Torquing every thing to spec



H&R 12mm front and 20mm rear Spacers with ECS Extended Bolts:

Before Spacers and lowering springs






Installing Spacers, hubs were cleaned and anti-seize applied














Spacers installed














Finished Pics with both the spacers, springs and bump stops installed:





The rear was too low and as soon as I left the shop the car was bouncing so much and the rear was so hard that it gave me a headache. Went back and adjusted the links properly this time to the H&R specified 65mm and the car drives perfect. Everything is a bit tightened up. This is the way the truck should have come from the factory.







Pic of the before and after height measurements


Sorry I ran out of memory on the DSLR so I will take some updated pics this week and post them up here. Thanks for reading.
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Default Re: X5M H&R 1.2" Springs & Spacers Install

Looking good brother
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Old Tue, Oct-16-2018, 03:10:09 PM   #3
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Thanks so much brother.
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Very nice! "Small/simple" mod that makes a big difference!
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Very nice! "Small/simple" mod that makes a big difference!
Absolutely, Im going for an OE+ look with the new DD. Need to get some LED headlights, retrofit harness is already here.
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such a good looking daily and nice stance now.
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such a good looking daily and nice stance now.
Thanks Bud. Just gotta find me some F85 X5M 612M 21" wheels now.
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Much better handling in my experince.
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Much better handling in my experince.


Yes it is. I’ll be swapping out the 12mm spacers for 15mm spacers soon as I installed new tires and Dunlop’s have a flatter side wall.
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