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Old 04-18-2009, 08:32 AM   #16
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The funny thing is ... it's a BMW Bilstein shock. I will take some pics for people to understand why OEM regular shaft shock ring will not work. Axxe got it right ... it's the inverted shock. It looks almost like the #2 in the photo on the top of the page.

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Old 04-18-2009, 10:12 AM   #17
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Correct. If you replace regular e30 shocks with e30 factory bilsteins, you will need the bilstein gland nut. All of the e30 shocks are inverted like that BTW.

Photo would be good as I'll be able to see which strut-top you have, although I suspect it will be the one with the internal thread being a f/l.
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