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Old 01-10-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
gcvpi09
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
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My Ride: 2001 BMW 325XI T
Beware MOOG Rear Shock Mounts

Both of my rear shocks were dead, so I set about replacing them last night. I ordered the OEM Sachs units because I'm not terribly hard on my wagon and wanted to split the difference on price between Kony and KYB. While waiting for my shocks to arrive from Autohaus, it occurred to me that if I was going to pull all of the rear trim out to get to the shock bolts, I might was well change the mounts as well. Nothing indicated that the mounts were bad (turns out they are perfectly fine) but I figured I would do a little preventative while I had everything torn apart.

I've used MOOG suspension parts before on other vehicles and know that they are suitable for daily driver use. Did a quick search on Advance Auto's website and found that there were a set of MOOG shock mounts in stock at my local store (and we all know what the likely hood of replacement parts being in stock locally is) so I gladly picked them up.

BIG MISTAKE

These shock mounts DO NOT fit through the ports in the rear of the car where the shocks are supposed to bolt up. This mismatched part turned what should have been a about an hour job into roughly 4 hours of scratching my head and trying to figure out what the hell was different between these two mounts. Also, I double checked the part number on the box, same as the one listed below on the Advance website screenshot.

Ended up re-using the old shock mounts which were still in great condition and I'm loving the ride with Sachs rear end.
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