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Old 10-21-2012, 09:22 AM
grecken grecken is offline
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Bilstein Touring Front Strut Bump Stops?

Started to replace my front struts this morning on my Z3 with Bilstein Touring struts. The OEM struts have external bump stops, and they're toast. I've searched and found that the Bilstein Sports have internal bumps tops. How about the Touring stuts? Am I gonna have to order new OEM bump stops? Or are they internal on the Touring struts too? Thanks for any info!
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:50 AM
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Started to replace my front struts this morning on my Z3 with Bilstein Touring struts. The OEM struts have external bump stops, and they're toast. I've searched and found that the Bilstein Sports have internal bumps tops. How about the Touring stuts? Am I gonna have to order new OEM bump stops? Or are they internal on the Touring struts too? Thanks for any info!
I always cut one ring off the bumpstop. not the top one though.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:08 PM
dmytroa@telus.n dmytroa@telus.n is offline
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I have Bilstein Tourings in front assembled with the stock (old BMW) bump stop and everything works just fine. I bought a set of Bilstein Sports, not yet installed, and when I heard that they had a built in bump stop I checked by compressing them fully and then some, and they do indeed have an inner bump stop. Maybe the Tourings do as well, but if you compress it fully, you should be able to tell if there is an internal bump stop.
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