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Old 12-14-2014, 09:29 AM
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Looks like everyone bail on buying.
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Neat. But Iíll be afraid that I might knock someone out if I accidentally pressed the hatch release. Besides, I like my auto lock option if I donít open the hatch.
I agree make sure you the clear the rear before you knock out one of your kids.
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I got mine. I have not installed them yet though.


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I ordered some. I needed new struts anyhow... I'm hoping that the ones I ordered have easily removable ends so I don't need to modify them.

Unfortunately, deliver time from Slovakia is pretty long, so they won't be here for a another couple weeks.

They look plastic coated so it doesn't seem that scratching the strut will be a problem. Regardless, I may Plastidip them black.

If the spring pressure is really high, then I'll probably cut off some of the coils and make a spacer to take up the slack. I'll report back when they're in.
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I received mine yesterday and I already had aftermarket shocks so, it was easy for me to install them. They are working perfect for me, no issues so far.
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ArmyX5 do you notice extra tension on your closing mechanism and what brand of aftermarket gas shocks did you buy to replace the factory gas shocks?

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Old 12-14-2014, 08:47 PM
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I received mine yesterday and I already had aftermarket shocks so, it was easy for me to install them. They are working perfect for me, no issues so far.
I received mine last week, didn't realize until after I got them that you have to have aftermarket struts to install them because the you can't remove the ball from the OEM struts.
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How can you tell if your struts are aftermarket?
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:06 AM
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ArmyX5 do you notice extra tension on your closing mechanism and what brand of aftermarket gas shocks did you buy to replace the factory gas shocks?

I swear, my cars are like a girlfriend.*
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Sometimes she doesnt like how i treat her and sometimes i dont like how she behaves.*
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Clockwork,

There is some tension when you try to close the hatch, but I don't believe it is enough to cause any issues. I got the shocks from ECS Tuning more than a year ago. Here is the brand: BMW E53 X5 M54 3.0L By Brand S-T Stabilus - ECS Tuning

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