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Old 09-29-2012, 03:10 AM   #261
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Ok so I need to send my shocks in but it says the warranty will be not valid if I drive the car too low or high... I have it on the lowest it can go in the front will they not warranty it? Keep in mind I need to fill out a sheet and that's a question on it, how low I was riding.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:11 AM   #262
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90ft-lbs? Thats weak as fvck haha what do you think your going to break?
Go read the BMW hand book and it says tork it at 47 pounds
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #263
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Ok so I need to send my shocks in but it says the warranty will be not valid if I drive the car too low or high... I have it on the lowest it can go in the front will they not warranty it? Keep in mind I need to fill out a sheet and that's a question on it, how low I was riding.
.....Stretching the truth not come to mind? Not sure why that isn't automatic. Put it in the middle. Can't b!tch at you then.

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Go read the BMW hand book and it says tork it at 47 pounds
Okay? I didn't ask what the manual said. All I was doing was making a statement that 90ft-lbs is weak. It's not going to break anything.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:53 PM   #264
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.....Stretching the truth not come to mind? Not sure why that isn't automatic. Put it in the middle. Can't b!tch at you then.



Okay? I didn't ask what the manual said. All I was doing was making a statement that 90ft-lbs is weak. It's not going to break anything.
Its more of the fact if something does break im going to be held reliable even though im not the person that torked it that much...
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #265
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Its more of the fact if something does break im going to be held reliable even though im not the person that torked it that much...
Well, it's gotta come off one way or another.. IF its gunna happen, it's gunna happen to someone.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:29 PM   #266
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^ Come on guys let's just shake hands and be good.
And "Blksab65" hope you get your issue solved.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:31 PM   #267
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Btw you were right those BC Coilovers look pretty legit. Just hope they last him a good while thou.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:35 PM   #268
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^ Come on guys let's just shake hands and be good.
And "Blksab65" hope you get your issue solved.
Were we doing something wrong?
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #269
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I guess not.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:12 AM   #270
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Btw you were right those BC Coilovers look pretty legit. Just hope they last him a good while thou.
I think I'm going with BC's.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #271
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Attach the factory supporting bearing using the supplied stop nut. Tightening torque for the piston rod nut is (44ft-lb). Use the manufacturers recommended torque settings for installation of the strut and all other fasteners that attach the suspensions to the vehicle.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:00 AM   #272
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An update:
I have been getting a strange suspension noise from the front lately, and yesterday I investigated. Two notable points:

1) The struts were both fully seated, the issue of height was never from installation error.
2) The driver's strut has failed.


I'm done with these coilovers.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #273
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #274
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That sucks major floppy donkey....Sorry for your troubles but your pain has helped other make their decision. What are you going to go with instead?

I am building up for a suspension re haul and have the new Meyle HD's, Tuner Motorsport Sways, Active strut braces, reinforcement plates, and I cant decide on what coil overs. There are so many options and all I have been doing is reading the forums on what the best option would be and it seems I should just bite the bullet and try one.

Hope the next set work out for you.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #275
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Sorry to hear about the early failure of your strut AC, I'm guessing your puttin OEM suspension back on and trying to return the STs?
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:47 PM   #276
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I am working with FCPgroton to see what options I have.

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:50 PM   #277
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:49 PM   #278
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I am working with FCPgroton to see what options I have.
So what exactly happened bro? Keep us updated and sorry to hear about your issue.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #279
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FCP will be contacting their supplier. Their supplier will contact KW directly, and my options will be determined then.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:03 PM   #280
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UPDATE!
here you can see the shocks leaking for those of you who didnt believe my shocks were leaking after 5k miles thats the leakage on the ground from just laying there for an hour going to fax in the needed info and get them sent out asap, for the record im on coils in the rear and stock sport in the front for the time being also notice the oil on the shock itself in picture 3
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