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Old 01-12-2013, 03:06 PM
Dheilman Dheilman is offline
Location: Kendall, WI
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Mein Auto: 1998 Z3 Roadster 2.8 5spd
Originally Posted by vintage42 View Post
So replacing struts cannot affect alignment, and the recommendation is to have the "car" aligned after strut replacement, which means a four-wheel back to front alignment. This should not be necessary unless damage is suspected. If you take your Z3 for an alignment after replacing the struts, the shop can only check and adjust toe-in, which has nothing to do with the struts. I would only do that if the tires were wearing, cupping.
Which pretty much brings us full circle. I just started taking mine apart today but no sense going too far until the new struts arrive. I'm anxious to see what the upper strut mount of the Bilsteins look like compared to the photo posted by Vintage42. By the way, one of the reasons that I'm replacing my struts is because the tires are indication of worn struts.
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