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Old 01-04-2013, 09:25 PM
Wertles Wertles is offline
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Mein Auto: 1999 M Coupe
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Originally Posted by vintage42 View Post
Did you change your struts yourself? And did you find slotted holes?
Or did you have a shop change your struts, they told you the alignment should be checked, so they did that, and found it was out?
Whatever they found, and whatever they did, I don't believe could be related to changing struts, because there is nothing disturb-able or adjustable in a strut change.
They could have found a pre-existing condition from hitting a curb or whatever, out of toe in or camber, but loosening and "adjusting" a strut's mount is not possible. There is no movement there (unless someone has slotted the holes).
I changed all the struts (and shocks) myself on both my cars. The third bolt, the one that runs in the front to rear of the car on the bottom has adjustment. For anyone who doesnt believe me, go out, jack up your car, loosen that bolt and prove me wrong. This was for both my 99 M Coupe and the 02 Z3 roadster.
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