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Old 11-13-2023, 08:45 PM
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Ecstunning lift kit anyone? Pretty annoying

Finally got the kit one week too late, and the bolts don't don't even work.
They should screw into the rear strut plate as in the video at 03:35, but they're too small.
They're m8x1.25, but should be m10x1.5









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Old 11-16-2023, 12:56 AM
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Karma for ruining a proper E53 with a redneck lift kit lol.
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Old 11-16-2023, 02:17 AM
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Ahhh lol, it's like impossible to find m10x1.5 bolts that are 55mm and all threaded.
Ecstunning is resending the proper bolts, but that's gonna take like a week lol...

Well it's only 1.5 inch lift, not much of a redneck
That extra clearance is really nice to have, especially to properly torque all suspension components when the vehicle is on the ground. Might even be able to change the oil without having to raise the vehicle.
Considering I somehow managed to crack my oil pan, it's also nice to raise it a bit off the ground.
Of course that was my fault for driving without the protection plate, but still.
I really like their rocker slide panels as well, but the shipping to Canada is more than the kit's cost...
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Old 11-16-2023, 02:18 AM
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Correct bolts.
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Old 11-18-2023, 12:54 AM
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Putting this and proper tires on my wishlist.
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Old 11-24-2023, 02:35 PM
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Ahhh lol, it's like impossible to find m10x1.5 bolts that are 55mm and all threaded.
Ecstunning is resending the proper bolts, but that's gonna take like a week lol...

Well it's only 1.5 inch lift, not much of a redneck
That extra clearance is really nice to have, especially to properly torque all suspension components when the vehicle is on the ground. Might even be able to change the oil without having to raise the vehicle.
Considering I somehow managed to crack my oil pan, it's also nice to raise it a bit off the ground.
Of course that was my fault for driving without the protection plate, but still.
I really like their rocker slide panels as well, but the shipping to Canada is more than the kit's cost...
You can torque all the suspension components while its on the ground by running it up on ramps. OR, you can jack the car up, put it on stands, then use the jack to lift the suspension to the correct compressed height. I lowered my X and when working on suspension parts, the latter is what I usually do.
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Old 11-24-2023, 08:14 PM
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Well got the proper m10 bolts now, so can finish the install
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Old 11-27-2023, 07:44 PM
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Not.so fast...

The 2 bolts for the bottom of the spring plate are also wrong!!

The bolts are m10x1.5, while the thread inside the plate is m10x1.0

I have no idea what kind of drunken Friday afternoon worker put this kit together, but this is.ridiculous.
I dont have a single spare m10x1.0 bolt, they're all either m10x1.25 or m10x1.5. Why did they decide to use M10x1.0 I have no idea lol

I really expected better from ecs tunning. Not only does the kit not include any instructions, like basic torque values for their bolts, all bolts are wrong for the rear part of the kit.
I'm starting to think I should've bought the more expensive kit from fluidmotion...


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