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      05-10-2014, 01:49 PM   #1
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328XI Bilstein B6 Strut Install- Need Help ASAP!

Hey guys I'm trying to install some Bilstein B6 struts on the rear of my 2007 328xi and I've run into a little problem. This may seem like a dumb question to some but can someone please tell me which mounts I should be using for installing the B6s? I ordered the install kit from Bav Auto but the B6s also came with a dust boot along with a rubber mount already attached to the strut so which mounts should I use?

I'm trying to get this done this afternoon so any help I can get right away would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

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OK, I found a thread that said to use the dust cover and the bump stop that came with the Bilsteins, so I don't need the new OEM dust covers/bump stops. Can anyone confirm this for me? Also, should I go ahead and use the rest of the mounts?
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Yes I can confirm, that is correct use the blue bilstein dust covers, the big washer and the bumpstop they provide. Their bumpstop goes under the dust cover. then use the bmw shock mounts as usual.
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Yes I can confirm, that is correct use the blue bilstein dust covers, the big washer and the bumpstop they provide. Their bumpstop goes under the dust cover. then use the bmw shock mounts as usual.
Thanks for responding! I needed to get the car done so I went ahead and finished before I saw your response but that's exactly how I did it so I definitely feel much better now, knowing that I did right. Thanks again!!
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So...how about a review?
Of the install or the struts?
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Of the install or the struts?
The new feel of driving with the Bilsteins!
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The new feel of driving with the Bilsteins!
I haven't been able to test the handling a whole lot yet but it's just as good if not better than the OEM struts! I can already feel a significant difference in the ride though. I still have the stock struts up front and I can definitely tell a difference between the fronts and rears when going over bumps. Some bumps will really jar the front but I barely feel them in the back. It really makes me want to replace the fronts now too
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Yes I can confirm, that is correct use the blue bilstein dust covers, the big washer and the bumpstop they provide. Their bumpstop goes under the dust cover. then use the bmw shock mounts as usual.
Where does the big washer get installed? on top of the bumbstop?
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yea big washer goes between bumpstop and dustcap (under the dust cap)
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