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    Default Bilstein internal bushing cut

    And found that this eliminated bottoming out. I have Eibach springs and no rubber rings under and above the suspension springs at front. The car seems to have gone lower after the cut, suggesting that the bushings were on the way. Approximate length cut off - 4 centimeters:

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    looks good mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKriss View Post
    looks good mate
    thanks Kris

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    bumpety-humpety

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    Billies are the whip man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal View Post
    Billies are the whip man!
    God, the first picture is so bad.

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    After blowing 2 Bilstein shocks within 9 months I changed to the Boge Sachs "turbo" struts. The ride was much cleaner, not harsh like the Billies and did not bottom out, the billies still bottomed out even after chopping the bumpstop. I think the Boge Sachs is a progressive strut design since they were so much more refined yet controlled much better. I'd have to look up the shorter bumpstop I used, cost much less than the M5 stop and the height was very close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal View Post
    I changed to the Boge Sachs "turbo" struts.

    Jeff, would you please share the part number on these turbo struts, if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustam View Post
    Jeff, would you please share the part number on these turbo struts, if you can.
    36 747A

    No longer information in regards to the Sachs turbo word. Possibly a marketing gimmick years ago but this is the same part number I used.

    Here is a link to the proper bumpstops for the Sachs/Boge with lowered suspension:

    http://www.bimmernut.com/forum/showt...r-lowered-cars
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