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Old 09-01-2010, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveW_396 View Post
What is the best option for proper ride height? I don't really have 500lb of weights laying around.

There's another recent thread floating around re: thrust arms. That along with this thread have given me the courage to tackle this next job on my 525I.

I'll be ordering my arms from Mark at EACTuning, and ball joint removal tool from Harbor Freight.

My question is it looks like the final two steps in this process are a - tighten bushing side of arms down, then b - tighten sway bar bolts down.

However, it looks like this job gets done under load with the car resting on it's wheels and about 400lbs of weight inside. I'm not sure if this was addressed but those that have done this work, is there an alternative to buggin your wife, neighbor, kids, dogs to sit in your car while you tighten bolts down?

Though not very exact, my thinking to ensure proper alignment/height after this install is to mark each bolt and stud with paint that indicates where the original position was before I loosened the part.

Could that work?
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