BMW Misc DIYs


E39 Seatbelt Click Fix

Battery Maintenance

Battery Storage Compartment

M-Sport Steering Wheel Side Pod Replacement

E39 M-Sport Steering Wheel Retro-Fit

Supercharger Installation

E39 Suspension Survey

540i/6 (1998) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-1/8 13-7/8 13-5/8 13-1/2 540sport 540i/6 (1997) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-1/8 14-1/4 13-7/8 13-7/8 rayko 540i/6 (1999) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-1/4 14-1/4 13-3/4 13-1/2 JeremyV 540iA (2000) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-1/2 14-1/2 14-1/2 14-1/2 Griffman 540i/6 (2002) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-1/2 14-1/2 13-3/4 13-3/4 Malachi 540i/6 (1998) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14 14 13-3/4 13-3/4 DSPTurtle 6-Cylinder (528i/530i) Car Info Spring Info Shock/Strut Info Measurements Miscellanous Model (Year) Manuf Model Manuf Model LF RF LR RR Owner Notes 528i (2000) H&R Sport/sport Bilstein Sport 13-1/4 13 13-3/8 13-1/8 DSC Eibach Pro-Kit rear springs 528i (1998) H&R Sport/sport Bilstein Sport 13-3/8 13-1/2 13-1/2 13-1/2 Dean 530iA (2001) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-1/2 14-1/2 14 14 1RADBMR 530i (2003) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-1/2 14-1/2 14-1/2 14-1/2 Zack G. 528iA (1999) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-1/4 14-1/4 13-1/4 13-1/4 Griffman 528i/5 (1998) OEM Sport OEM Sport 14-11/16 14-5/16 13-11/16 13-11/16 TomS 1.5K mi 528iA (1999) OEM Non-Sport OEM Non-Sport 15-3/16 15 14-7/16 14-3/8 TomM 528i/5 (1998) OEM Non-Sport OEM Non-Sport 15-1/2 15-5/8 15-1/8 14-5/8 TomS 82K mi Touring (520iT/528iT/540iT) Car Info Spring Info Shock/Strut Info Measurements Miscellanous Model (Year) Manuf Model Manuf Model LF RF LR RR Owner Notes 540iT (1999) BavAuto Bilstein Sport 13-1/4 13-1/8 13-3/4 13-1/2 Bob/99/540iT OEM Boge Sport rear shocks 540iT (2000) Dinan Stage 1 Dinan Stage 1 13-1/8 13-1/8 13-1/4 13-1/4 rch540it OEM Boge Sport rear shocks 528iT (1998) H&R Sport/touring Bilstein Sport 14-1/8 14-1/8 14-1/8 14-1/8 tsaros Euro-only(?) H&R P/N 29791-2 528iT (1998) OEM Non-Sport OEM Non-Sport 15-1/3 14-7/8 15-1/3 14-7/8 tsaros 520iAT (2002) Eibach Pro-Kit OEM Non-Sport 13-3/4 14-3/16 14-3/16 14-3/16 Patrick
E39 540i Sedan Koni/Bilstein Comparison (Unofficial)

Koni Sport
Adjustable
Bilstein Sport
Front Strut
Full Body Length
15-12/32 15-15/32
Front Strut
Perch Mount Stop
To Clamping Spot
(very approximate)
10 10-11/16
Rear Shock
Full Body Length
15-9/16 15-12/16
Rear Shock
Bottom Of Perch
To Middle Of Mounting hole
11-3/16 10-15/16
Koni perch setting differential = 5/8″. Bottom/lower setting is highly recommended.

Again, take the numbers above with a grain of salt since your results might be completely different. If you have detailed questions for a particular owner, you can try to catch them on either Bimmerfest or Roadfly. Posting your suspension-related questions and comments there is a good idea as well since it benefits the BMW community.

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