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goyongj 09-12-2008 05:53 AM

Did I install it right?? pics
 
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I installed koni yellow shocks.

I didn't know what to do with the dot in the picture......

how far should it sit? where is it supposed to face??

drippabmw 09-12-2008 06:00 AM

that dot is suppose to go in betweeen the groove where you put the bolt through.

drippabmw 09-12-2008 06:01 AM

also its hard to see but I am wondering if that shock has to come down some more.

330i ZHP 09-12-2008 06:37 AM

when you align the dot with the slot caused by the bolt gap - the strut will drop down (you may have to force it down/force the control arm brake assembly up) about 1/2" to 3/4"

DiscoStu 09-12-2008 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by 330i ZHP (Post 8521783)
when you align the dot with the slot caused by the bolt gap - the strut will drop down (you may have to force it down/force the control arm brake assembly up) about 1/2" to 3/4"

:werd: May even help to place a floor jack under the control arm and jack it up into the clamp.

xPhantom 09-12-2008 10:35 AM

yeah that bump is supposed to go in the slot where the pinch bolt pinches.
and most people use a jack to push the control arm up.

330i ZHP 09-12-2008 10:51 AM

jack yes, if not avail use strength

TxZHP04 09-12-2008 12:47 PM

I found it easiest to support the control arm with a jack, insert the lower end of the strut into the collar while the upper strut mount isn't bolted to the tower, tighten the lower bolt, and then raise the control arm while guiding the upper mount into position.


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