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      07-14-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Self leveling Question/ Rear links

Just lowered the 2011 M sport with H&R 1.2 front and adj links in the rear. I removed the original links and shortened the H&R links and the rear still has not came down. I started the X5 and even drove it around the block and still nothing. Question, i have the adaptive drive and i thought it had self leveling but now i wonder since there are rear springs instead of air bags. The rear shocks do have wires/lines going to them so i thought that was the self leveling system. Shouldn't the rear have an airbag instead of the spring? Thank you.

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      07-14-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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For the lowering links to work you need the air bags.
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Damn, that is what i thought. What are the oem rear stock links for if there are no air bags? Oh well, i better go and buy another H&R kit with rear springs.

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That is strange you have links with springs? I have never seen under one with springs but I can't think of what function the links would perform.
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take a picture!!! I have to see this
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Rear links with no Airbags

Here you go guys. You can barely see the rear coil spring in the one picture and here is the rear link that i spoke of. I have the rear coil springs out and waiting for my H&R rear spring kit to get here.
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Well I got under mine an sh-t I have rear spRing also .... Thought I had air
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I should have looked under mine to see if I had links despite not having air suspension.
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I wonder what those links do then? very interesting i wish i could find somewhere that explains the 2 different suspensions
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When i bought the X5 M sport i did look underneath and seen the rear links so i assumed that it had the air suspension. Well, the rear is lowered now with the springs and the ride is pretty damn good. Very happy with the 1.2 H&R kit. Will post some pictures when i get the clear front reflectors on.
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When i bought the X5 M sport i did look underneath and seen the rear links so i assumed that it had the air suspension. Well, the rear is lowered now with the springs and the ride is pretty damn good. Very happy with the 1.2 H&R kit. Will post some pictures when i get the clear front reflectors on.
I saw the same thing with the links and was like ok air!! but NOOO

Post some picks car lowered

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