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Old 01-12-2018, 05:40 PM   #1
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Adjusting the wagon's koni's - what a pain

The BMW wagon has single adjustable konis and they're set soft AF - the car flops side to side if you do a slalom-type maneuver. But I've been avoiding adjusting them because it's such a pain.

The fronts are blocked by a strut brace that is attached by a reverse torx bolt shown in the picture. I bought a female torx socket set and removed it to discover one front shock was set on full soft, the other 3/4 of a turn from soft.

Accessing the rear shock mounts is of course a pain in a wagon because it requires disassembling half the rear interior to get to them. But I decided to go for it and discovered it's even worse than that - they're not top adjustable (pic 2).

I believe I need to completely remove the shocks from the car as per this video. Good lord what a pain in the ass. So much for experimenting with shock adjustments.

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