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  1. #1
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    Rear shock tower mount......again

    So a month or so ago one of my rear shock tower mounts blew out. So I ordered a new pair (because I figured if I was going to replace one I might as well just do both of them). So I got the first one on, and was tightening the LAST screw, and it broke off!! Awesome.....so I had to take off the wheel again, unbolt the coilover again, and redo the entire thing. So I only replaced the 1 mount that broke.

    And of COURSE. What happens when it is 105 degrees out, with a heat index of 115? The other one decides to break. So I'm on the side of the highway, in slack and a dress shirt, jacking my car up so I could put tshirt around the coilover so I could drive home.....UGH. This time, I am going to buy the best frickin shock tower mounts they have and be done with it for good.
    Kyle - Wisconsin Crew - 2001 BMW M3
    Supersprint Headers/Section 2 - Eisenmann Muffler - aFe Stage 2 Intake -
    Bilstien PSS9 Coilovers - VMR V710 (Gunmetal Powdercoat) - UUC EVO Short Shifter - ZHP Shift Knob

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    Damn it. That really sux. What torque spec are you using to fasten the rsm?

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    I feel your pain, brother. I've had a few roadside fixes like that before.
    19" VMR VB3 CSL reps w/ General G-Max 3 A/S, BMW Performance short throw shifter, CDV delete, M54B30 swap, and a redneck CAI.

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    AST spherical shock mounts are pretty nice. I have and like

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    Bummer Kyle. This heatwave is crazy. I was out today in a shirt and pants for just a little while and I got sweaty instantly. I can't imagine trying to work on a car dressed like that.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcleaver View Post
    AST spherical shock mounts are pretty nice. I have and like
    I ordered replacements from www.rogueengineering.com. My good friend has been using them for quite a while and loves them. Also, after first installation everything can be changed from inside the wheel-well.

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    Kyle - Wisconsin Crew - 2001 BMW M3
    Supersprint Headers/Section 2 - Eisenmann Muffler - aFe Stage 2 Intake -
    Bilstien PSS9 Coilovers - VMR V710 (Gunmetal Powdercoat) - UUC EVO Short Shifter - ZHP Shift Knob

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