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      01-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
pits200
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Drives: 09 335i X-Drive Black Sapphire
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Since I didn't have a lift, I measured the height from the center of the hub to the top of the wheel well with the car on the ground. Mine was about 13.5 inches. I then jacked up the car, took off the tire and used a bottle jack to release weight off the endlinks, my links were wayyyy too short and it was definitely preloading the sway.

I then disconnected and jacked up the hub with the bottle jack till I measured the center of the hub to the top of the wheel well was 13.5inches. With the ASTs, they have adjustable endlink collars which I threaded down about 3 inches and to where the endlink slid into the strut and sway bar with no resistance.

Now is this exact, no but it's the best I could do in a quick pinch. It's shocking how much smoother the car is over bumps with not as much preload on the front sway.
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