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Old 07-30-2019, 12:16 AM
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I will grab a pic tomorrow. The thin part is not thin enough, and not thin enough on more of the edge.

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Old 07-30-2019, 10:50 AM
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This definitely the way to go. An entire rear refresh.
One disassembly and old parts not accelerating wear on new parts. The best value is a kit with a combination of OEM and OE components. Fyi- still have the original airbags at 118,000 miles. Where your X5 has spent its life can have a lot to do with the quality of the tool you will need to do a suspension rebuild that doesn't test ones patience.
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This is what it has to look like to fit flush on control arm.
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This is what I used... can't tell if yours is the same

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Same thing. Doesn’t fit. That thinnest part on yours, needs to be just as thin for much longer part of the edge. Has a depth of about 1/8”. Personally I suggest using said tool if you have an angle grinder. Just cut off that section a bit larger than what it comes with.
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As a matter of fact LVR. You can see on your tool where it bit into the aluminum control at left edge of that flat part. I have a feeling you got lucky, and the tool dug into that groove that’s there.
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