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      09-12-2019, 04:52 PM   #14
drawz
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...Koni supplied 19mm instead of the 22mm that I read everywhere (might have been the difference between special active vs yellows), so I faced a similar situation. I ended up using an OE 21mm strut nut that's originally for an E60 xi model. Happened to have one to check the fit and then got two new ones. Already had the 21mm strut nut socket from the e60.
Went and checked and I have to correct myself - Koni supplied a 19mm M14 strut nut, but OE is 19mm M12 I believe. They also use a lock washer rather than a lock nut. I preferred a lock nut, so I went with an OE 21mm M14 lock nut off an E60 xi.

I also used a some metal tubing from the hardware store to get more leverage on the allen wrench inside the strut nut socket.