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Old 02-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #15661
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Bought resistors for my turn signals...

What the **** do you think I did for my E46 today? :sigh:
1. Calm down.

2. You said in your previous post that they shipped them 10 days after you bought them, which leads one to believe that you purchased them 10 days ago, which would mean that you did NOT purchase them today therefore leading one to believe that you didn't do or buy anything for your E46 today.

3. Calm down.

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:41 PM   #15662
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New oil and filter. 300 dollars well spent.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #15663
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #15664
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New oil and filter. 225 dollars too much.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:19 PM   #15665
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:19 PM   #15666
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Yeah I'm definitely enjoying these, despite the fact that I am running them with Bilstein Tourings, which are not valved for these, but I just hadn't been able to justify buying the Koni adjustabales when these struts only had 10k miles on them.

Honestly, I haven't hit the bump stops once, while driving in the canyons, and the car feels planted and stable.

At the very worst these struts will blow out early, and then I will replace with Konis

I have got the strut replacement DIY down to an hour a side, I know its not super quick, but its really become an easy job for me, so I figured I would slap them in there, and see what happens.

I must say this set up doesn't feel as incorrect, as it is supposed to be...
a bit bumpy at low speed on bad graded roads, I will say.

I do expect them to be shot in another 30k based on theory, and then on to the "proper" setup.
Interesting. Well the ultimate test is a combination of how it feels to you and how long it lasts. I wouldn't at all be surprised if the struts last longer than you'd expect. Bilstein design and manufacturing are both top notch. Either way I'm glad they're working for you! Strut replacement definitely isn't too difficult but it will still are me longer than you. I'll be curious to know how the Koni dampers feel in the future.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #15667
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Interesting. Well the ultimate test is a combination of how it feels to you and how long it lasts. I wouldn't at all be surprised if the struts last longer than you'd expect. Bilstein design and manufacturing are both top notch. Either way I'm glad they're working for you! Strut replacement definitely isn't too difficult but it will still are me longer than you. I'll be curious to know how the Koni dampers feel in the future.
Indeed, at least they don't feel sketchy even if they do blow out sooner. I know the Konis will be much better, and better for the long haul.
If you are correct, and they do end up lasting longer, I will probably just replace them by April, regardless.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #15668
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #15669
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Nice let's do it! Only a bit over a month left... is right.
yes sir. i'll gve you a call. asking megalognous for his gun/dispenser then i'm still waiting for seam sealer. also need a stepped drill bit and some tubing for the seam sealer.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #15670
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #15671
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:59 PM   #15672
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #15673
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Replaced my AUC sensor with a used unit from eBay. Probably a mistake. We'll find out in a few hours after I do some driving and scan it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:17 PM   #15675
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Getting to the rear wheel bearing was a bust. Didn't have the proper sized socket to get the nut off the hub so I gave up on that. I did however replace my steering guibo , install my new passenger side splash guard and fix the strut which wasn't mounted all the way in the nuckle. Car will have new tires installed Friday and I'm getting an alignment at BMW saturday morning.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:33 PM   #15676
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Getting to the rear wheel bearing was a bust. Didn't have the proper sized socket to get the nut off the hub so I gave up on that. I did however replace my steering guibo , install my new passenger side splash guard and fix the strut which wasn't mounted all the way in the nuckle. Car will have new tires installed Friday and I'm getting an alignment at BMW saturday morning.
Lol. Finally got that bugger into the knuckle.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #15677
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Haha I know right! Car finally sits level and it looks great. Question, can I get an alignment on Saturday and replace the wheel bearing Sunday and it not mess the alignment up? I'm pretty sure I can but I want to make 100% sure before giving BMW $150 to align the car.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:38 PM   #15680
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