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Old 04-21-2012, 11:30 AM   #9
White_Knuckles
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington (the state)
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My Ride: 2003 325xi
Something of interest I spotted about axle drive angle change when lowered is boot shredding. The accordion folds can bind against each other where rubbing wears the creased areas therefore fail quicker. The poster found by stretching the boot out longer then the factory clamp point prevents this. Seems reasonable.

Clamps seem to loosen no matter what. I've re-booted and had the inner clamps replaced as they magically loosened. The shop said they have issues getting them tight even with the proper tools/technique. Some use stainless, worm-screw clamps and have luck without balance issues. See how the boot looks when installed, try the stretch trick and clamp 'em tight.
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