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      12-23-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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other parts needed for an suspension install?

Hi guys,

I searched and read through several threads regarding installing new suspension on my 135. I wanted to double check and makes sure that I had all the parts required before tearing down my car.

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Koni yellows, BMW Performance yellow springs, Dinan rear shock mounts, oem shortened bump stops, M3 front control arms/headlight adjusting arms. I am going to reuse all the stock mounting hardware I can.

My question is whether I need any other parts (gaskets/mounts/etc) to install the parts. ie are any of my mounting hardware incompatible with my new setup?

thanks in advance
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      12-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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Just a helpful suggestion... Make sure you order the correct rear shock mounts. Dinan offers two sizes (10mm and 12mm I think). I believe Koni shocks require the larger size, but you should definitely confirm with Dinan.
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      12-24-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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I don't know if with the koni's you'll need a different top nut in the front. I know with my kw's i needed new ones and different ones.
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I would make sure to have all the bolts and nuts check which can be reused which have to be replaced.
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cool thanks guys!
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Depending on miles, you may want to replace the rubber spring perches and dust boots with fresh ones. The Koni struts definitely take a different top nut from stock. If the nuts don't come with the strut, make sure you get some before starting the job. I think if I were doing it all over again, I probably would have bought new hats, spring perches, and dust boots and pre-assembled the new struts as a complete units and left the old stock struts assembled. I like to put my stock parts in storage in case I ever want to go back to stock. Once you take apart the front struts, you'll have to take them to a shop to have them reassembled. The stock springs are too long and the stock struts won't stay extended. It's virtually impossible to reassemble the stock struts with a garage mechanic spring compressor.
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Just a helpful suggestion... Make sure you order the correct rear shock mounts. Dinan offers two sizes (10mm and 12mm I think). I believe Koni shocks require the larger size, but you should definitely confirm with Dinan.
Regular Koni sports=10mm
Dinan's top adjust Koni sports=12mm
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