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Old 03-01-2003, 07:04 PM
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Koni rear shock assembly

Connect to:
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/sus..._bushings.html

Used a combination of Koni and BMW parts.



Filed (just a little) the upper double D stem so that the Snap-on A139 tool would fit.



The washer gaskets have self stick on one side. This works fine on the lower one. On the upper flared one it doesn't stay stuck. Added rubber contact cement to hold it in place.
Checked the shocks to assure that they were at the minimum adjustment point.
I used the BMW recommended torque on the upper self-locking stem nut. BMW 15 Nm versus Koni 45 Nm.
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Old 03-01-2003, 08:14 PM
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Do you think that Coupes are tougher on RSMs?


When I swapped shocks around last winter, the RSMs I took off the 99 (33,000 miles) looked as good as the ones that came off the 01 (3,000 miles). So the 01's went on the 99 and GC went on the 01.
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Old 03-01-2003, 08:38 PM
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Do you think that Coupes are tougher on RSMs?

For some reason the drivers side fails first.
The ones I just took out after 6K miles looked fine. I replaced them with new.
As you know, I replace things before I have to.
I replace RSMs, tranny mounts etc. annually.
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