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Old 10-08-2013, 08:24 PM
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White rear shocks on 05/2003 530i sport pkg

While swapping in the M5 rear sway bar this past weekend I noticed that the rear shocks were externally white. The car has 80K miles and the records I have don't mention replacement. I hope these aren't Gabriels...
What would have been found originally?
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While swapping in the M5 rear sway bar this past weekend I noticed that the rear shocks were externally white. The car has 80K miles and the records I have don't mention replacement. I hope these aren't Gabriels...
What would have been found originally?
Thanks in advance!
They are probably the original and I seem to recall that they were sachs on my 530.
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The original Sachs shock for the sport suspension have an unpolished aluminum (silverish) outer tube. It could be mistaken for white.
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