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Old 10-24-2012, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TXFred View Post
Since I'm just swapping struts, I assume I won't have to do as much work as you did. Reading your post, it's hard to tell what is part of the strut replacement, and what is being done so you can add /M components.

I've done shock replacement before (Nissan pickup) but not struts. With shocks, I just jack the car, remove the wheel, unbolt the shock, then install the new one. With the struts, is it the same other than the need to use a spring compressor?
More or less, assuming your coilovers [struts] come pre-assembled. Def need spring compressors to get stock out; progressive springs in. If linear springs, may have enough clearance not to need compressors.

When doing it, my gibberish will make sense. Get a couple o'3/8 female x 1/4" male adaptors - they're cheap but easily self destruct. Or a real spreader tool....

Front's easy and struts are a quick job. Rear's a bit more trouble. Correct torque important on BMW's!


Last edited by CALWATERBOY; 10-24-2012 at 09:38 PM.
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