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    Turreted Bilsteins

    Anybody know the correct order for rear turret bilstein washers and rubbers ?
    Do you have to use the metal tube ?
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    Re: Turreted Bilsteins

    Yes you have to use the sleeve otherwise the rubbers will get crushed as you tighten the nut up.

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    Re: Turreted Bilsteins

    Not sure if it's right but I've always gone washer on the shock 1st, then rubber with the sleeve inserted in it up inside the turret then rubber over the sleeve again from inside the car then washer an nut. Some of them have 2 nuts to lock together some I've seen have a nyloc.

    Always worked for me that way, never had a problem with them.

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    Re: Turreted Bilsteins

    Quote Originally Posted by rallyrob View Post
    Not sure if it's right but I've always gone washer on the shock 1st, then rubber with the sleeve inserted in it up inside the turret then rubber over the sleeve again from inside the car then washer an nut. Some of them have 2 nuts to lock together some I've seen have a nyloc.
    That would be correct - the washers seat on the tube leaving the rubbers restrained and mildly clamped but not crushed so allowing movement and isolation.

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    Re: Turreted Bilsteins

    http://www.grp4fabrications.com/info...php?info_id=23

    Early Bilsteins had the double nut, later models have the nyloc nut (different thread M10 I believe).
    Last edited by Miniliteman; 06-10-2019 at 11:46.

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