Save the Males!
Hey all, so I have needed to put new shocks and struts on my car for a while. I finally bought a pair and tried to install them last week. I did a little research on the forums and it appeared that there was no real difference between the sport suspension and regular suspension stock replacement shocks, so I bought the sport ones from Advance Auto Parts. Started Saturday morning taking struts off the car and transfering the springs, but the sport ones are different. Long story short, my stock springs didnt fit on the sport ones. So I had to put my old shocks back on the car. One thing that I noticed is that the struts did not have a bracket to mount the sway bar on to the shock. I ordered the regular struts and they don't have it either. I just looked on realoem.com and found this diagram. My question is why did BMW build a car with two methods of attaching the sway bar? Currently, I have the long end link, but it appears that the short one will work, I just have to buy new endlinks and brackets.