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Old 09-20-2009, 09:42 PM
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Wow! Hats off to you yet again!

Last week, when I searched for a good E39 shock/strut replacement DIY, I listed all the DIYs I could find, but, I couldn't find much that was complete other than the Beisan Systems, DIY (which isn't as complete as yours is).

In that research, I realized that other steering and suspension components should also be tested and/or replaced if found worn out ... (which is what you did) ...

This includes, potentially:
- front struts
- rear shocks
- rear shock mount
- suspension springs
- thrust arm
- control arm
- sway bar
- thrust arm bushings
- control arm bushings
- The CAB
- strut guide
- protection cap
- end links
- wheel bearing play
- ball joints
- tie rod ends
- control arms

Your DIY above seems to put it all together! Thank you!

Let's START with this and add value where needed so we all benefit!
Here is a clickable-link PDF of your E39 Bilstein HD Shock R&R DIY so others have a file that they can download and save on their DIY flashcard and perhaps landscape printed in their DIY binder.

Last edited by bluebee; 09-22-2009 at 01:51 PM.
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