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      09-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Need advice - struts blown

FK Silverline Plus X's...

My two front struts are blown and gushing fluid out the top (removed the cap in the motor bay). Not exactly sure what to do here. I really can't afford the down time of trying to send these into FK for repair which will cost me as I'm not the original owner and I really don't want to spend 2 grand on a set of KW V2's (or some other premium brand) but I will if that's the best option for the future.

I read that you can easily replace the inserts on the FK's - anyone have any experience with that? Should I attempt that or just bite the bullet?
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      09-20-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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You get what you pay for. KW's aren't $2k btw. PM modbaragins and bite the bullet
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I do respect your opinion but I was hoping for a few more options here outside of 'spend 2k+ to fix your problem'. If that's the only resolution then that's fine.

Does anyone know anything about replacing the inserts? Can I just replace the struts on the front? The springs, rods, and everything else are fine.

They are 2k btw.

http://www.**********s.com/KW-Coilov...MW-E90-E92.htm

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-335.../KW/ES2215053/
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      09-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #4
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      09-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #5
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don't the FK's use koni inserts? Koni's are rebuildable, you can send them in to get repaired at Koni NA, but it will take a couple of weeks.

Have you called FK or your vendor to see what repair protocol is?
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