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Old 01-05-2013, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Wertles View Post
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.
This person did not find the third bolt adjustable:
Originally Posted by siwilson View Post
I have changed over front struts a few times and there is normally there is nothing to adjust on a Z3. BMW do sell a camber correction bolt, so if you see an eccentric bolt in there or some washers between the two lower bolts and the hub then an adjustment has been made at some time. If not then you are good to go...
And this video does not show the third (or upper) bolt as being able to cause any adjustment, either. Starting at the 5:00 mark the bolt is inserted using a screwdriver aline the tight holes for it which allow no adjustable play.

Perhaps your car has been modified so the hole for the upper bolt allows movement for adjustment of alignment.

Last edited by vintage42; 01-05-2013 at 07:20 AM.
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