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      12-17-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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Cross threaded strut end HELP

Hello guys I purchased some used KW V2 Coilovers for my e92 335i, one of the rear shocks bottom stud is slightly cross threaded on very tip, what should I do to fix this? the nut will go in on a slight angle if I force it.

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you can either repair the thread with something like nes tool
http://www.fastoolnow.com/nes1a.html
or re-thread it completely to use slightly smaller nut or different pitch nut.
http://www.threadtoolsupply.com/murr...ir-system.html

I don't like the heli-coil route on this repair.

I re-threaded one of my rear Konis, exactly same issue, got them new...
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you can either repair the thread with something like nes tool
http://www.fastoolnow.com/nes1a.html
or re-thread it completely to use slightly smaller nut or different pitch nut.
http://www.threadtoolsupply.com/murr...ir-system.html

I don't like the heli-coil route on this repair.

I re-threaded one of my rear Konis, exactly same issue, got them new...
Thanks so much! I will check these out.
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you can either repair the thread with something like nes tool
http://www.fastoolnow.com/nes1a.html
or re-thread it completely to use slightly smaller nut or different pitch nut.
http://www.threadtoolsupply.com/murr...ir-system.html

I don't like the heli-coil route on this repair.

I re-threaded one of my rear Konis, exactly same issue, got them new...
Thanks so much! I fixed it in 2 secs with a tap and die set haha
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