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Old 05-02-2010, 10:18 PM
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Not really sure why the 4.6 didn't have. There is one fellow on her with pre-facelift with full air. Not sure if he was across the pond but he had it stock. Probably an option for ones who made there own options and awaited delivery. Either way, air sucks.
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I bought some from Schmiedmann in Denmark and paid shipping to the US and came out way ahead. They had some great pricing on shocks & struts and only cost me $60 shipping. Try finding shocks with airbags and sport suspension for a reasonable price.
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Shocks are on, big improvement but now I can feel the fronts will be up for replacement next year as well.

Also had to pop-in a new CV joint on the fr. pssgr side......on doing that I could tell the brake pads were ready for a swap and it needed new tires all around.

Just got it all done but it feels like a maintenance marathon! Gr8full that I have my own tire changer/balancer, probably saved me a couple of hours hanging around a tire peddler.

Also next year will need to swap fluid in the diffs/TC and transmission. Not to mention changing out the cracked windshield.....aaaargh, when will I wake up?

Ok, thx for listening, that was my rant.
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can someone help me out? i have a 2001 bmw x5 4.4l with rear air suspension. rear air suspension means w/o sport suspension correct? i am in need of new shocks. i've checked out bavauto, ecs, getbmwparts, pelican, etc. does anyone know the specific part numbers that i need for the rear shocks? ecs mentions a rear air spring. does that replace the shock? the front is pretty standard, but i'm very confused for the rear and what exactly i need for my x5. someone please help! thanks!
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:30 AM
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can someone help me out? i have a 2001 bmw x5 4.4l with rear air suspension. rear air suspension means w/o sport suspension correct? i am in need of new shocks. i've checked out bavauto, ecs, getbmwparts, pelican, etc. does anyone know the specific part numbers that i need for the rear shocks? ecs mentions a rear air spring. does that replace the shock? the front is pretty standard, but i'm very confused for the rear and what exactly i need for my x5. someone please help! thanks!
Rear air suspension does not mean it is w/o sport suspension. Air suspension is considered to be a self-leveling capability.
I ordered my shocks from Schmiedmann out of Europe and ended up saving money when compared to US suppliers. I found it difficult to find US suppliers who had the air suspension shocks. Apparently the valving is different than shocks without air suspension.

The standard non-sport BMW part number for rear shocks with air self-leveling is 33526755839.

Here's the Schmiedmann link:

Schmiedmann - Shock absorbers/springs and accessories for BMW X5 (E53) - New parts
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:28 PM
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I just ordered from the dealer today. $170 each.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:07 AM
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Rear air suspension does not mean it is w/o sport suspension. Air suspension is considered to be a self-leveling capability.
I ordered my shocks from Schmiedmann out of Europe and ended up saving money when compared to US suppliers. I found it difficult to find US suppliers who had the air suspension shocks. Apparently the valving is different than shocks without air suspension.

The standard non-sport BMW part number for rear shocks with air self-leveling is 33526755839.

Here's the Schmiedmann link:

Schmiedmann - Shock absorbers/springs and accessories for BMW X5 (E53) - New parts
thanks! silly question..how do i know if i have non-sport or sport suspension?
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I just ordered from the dealer today. $170 each.
which part number and which dealer did you order from? thanks.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:27 PM
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which part number and which dealer did you order from? thanks.
Will post the part numbers when I get them.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:16 AM
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So why was the 4.6 that was made in 02-03 only have rear air? The 4.8 started in 04 and was standard full air suspension and optioned on the 4.4.
I have an 02' with full air suspension Check my intrax thread: CONFIRMED: Intrax Module Installed - 2002 4.4i
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