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On a 1998 Bmw 525td touring is it possible to change the rear

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On a 1998 Bmw 525td touring is it possible to change the rear air suspension for the coil and shock absorber set up from a 1995 model?


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it is not possible to fit the exact 95 system as these are different vehcile platforms

however, there are conversion kits available to delete the rear air suspension, here is one good one:

bavauto also I believe has one

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The conversion kits are v. expensive, and defeats the reason I want to change is the car is not worth much and I am trying to do a cheap repair. I have a scrap earlier model. I had been told that it is realitively easy. Tomorrow I will compare the fitting


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it is not a direct fit from the previous model

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi. I have just checked and compared both rear suspensions and you are correct, thanks. Another question,what is the approx price of a new air unit and maybe a s/h unit. Is it worth the expense



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