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Old 11-30-2002, 12:36 PM
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Re: Tool?

Originally posted by JonM
There has got to be a better way to do this. Hats off to you for posting this pic. I don't think I'd have the balls to admit I did it this way. Aren't there ratchets that have a hole in them specifically for this kind of operation?
BMW has a tool for removing and installation of the stock units. TIS references Part Number 31 3 170/210 for the tool. The stock setup is totally different from the Bilstein. Instead of an allen head, the threaded rod has a hex head at the end. I am sure Craftsman has a tool where you would be able to wrench and use the Allen at the same time, but if you think I was going to go to Sears the day after Thanksgiving, you are sorely mistaken. You are also forgetting that I was working with dad. If I was doing this with anyone else, I would never have done it the way we did.
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