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F10 sring replacement and laser alignment query

Old 01-02-2017, 01:09 AM
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Question F10 sring replacement and laser alignment query

Hi there, Iím looking to install some Eibach springs to my F10 535i, non VDC, a friend of mine is a senior BMW mechanic who I ask to do work on my car. After discussing the spring swap heís made me aware in order to replace the front springs correctly a special laser tool is needed, this is to line up the shock with the top mount correctly otherwise it will affect the geometry, this information has come from the BMW ISTA software or what is now used by BMW these days, this has also been verified by another BMW mechanic. The thing is heís moved to an independent shop which doesnít have the laser alignment tool, this is isnít available to purchase, just to BMW dealers.

So for those of you who have installed springs, how did you manage the alignment on the front shocks?
Iím aware wheel alignment is required after replacement; Iím being informed the laser alignment above is not the same thing.

Thanks in advance.
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