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longtran's Avatar DIY: changing out the rear struts
ok guys, imma try my best to write this DIY changing out the rear struts. if i was to rate this DIY from 1 being easy to 10 being hard, i would say a 5.

1. get your tools ready. here is what is needed. (i could be wrong on the size, but you guys ge tthe pont)
By xroads on 10-30-2013, 06:11 PM
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Thanks deadmn1337, I ended up replacing the LCA rubber mount on both sides.
I also replaced items 1 to 7 in diagram on both sides.
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By cdgatti on 11-08-2013, 05:14 PM
If you are replacing the lower shock mount, the one in the aluminum control arm,the 2 torx bolts are size e-12 external torx.
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By hoopvillian on 07-06-2014, 03:37 PM
I just replaced the struts on my e90. I don't remember the sizes of the sockets I used, but most of the sized described in this DIY and the front strut DIY are wrong. OEM struts from a 2007, the struts dated 3/1/2007 if I remember correctly. Sorry I didn't write down the sizes but I was powering through the install, it was hot in the garage.

To the guy that suggested the pass-thru socket set, THANK YOU. Such a time saver.
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