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Old 12th May 2007
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Guess what's wrong with this picture (no URL peeking :)

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Well I can't exactly tell measurements from the picture, but I'd like to say that those are not struts from your 9-3? Either its on your convertible, or you put 900 ones on your 9-3(which of course measure different in mounting)
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Actually thats probably not the problem, I was thinking your title said something about 9-3 and springs
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I'm going top guess, then cheat.

That is an interesting shock, never seen that. do you have the box end wrench on the nut that holds on the strut mount, then you have some kind of allen key in the top of the shock? I've only seen the koni's that have a little tab on the top you turn with their little wrench. So I am guessing you've discovered some other kind of adjustable shock?


OR, I know you've wanted to put 9-3 mounts on an Ng spring, have you done that?


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Oh smack... just cheated, very nice. I'll post up more questions once the game is over!!! I remeber you posing this question a while back when you got your convertible, hence my second guess.

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Guess what's wrong with this picture (no URL peeking
Magenta is a little low.

And I'd never lock off the strut to torque off car.

Playing silly buggers with springs is something you'll have to explain though
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Tboy, those are Bilstein heavy duty monotube shocks. They have massive looking pistons, but they are not adjustable. I'm actually surprised Bilsteins are so rarely used on these cars.

Raggy, the white balance on this camera kills me every time. We have a better one, but I really don't want to use it in the garage. And the top nut was properly torqued on the car later ;]

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I have the Bilstein Touring Class on the front of my vert. About 10% stiffer than stock and extremely affordable, they seem to me to be the perfect strut insert for the otherwise stock suspension. And yes, the pistons in the Tourings are massive too. (I must confess, when I read the post title, I was expecting another "front end mystery noise" post). So, are your Eibachs upside down?
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Good eye, Saaboheme, you've guessed Eibachs correctly. You win another clue.

*drum roll*

Eibach does NOT make springs for this car.
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O.K. Those are old style strut mounts. And those are Eibach springs which were not made to fit the old style strut housing. Am I any warmer?
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You can jump right forward and assess the usefulness of the whole exercise, or the lack of ;]
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I got it simply by reading elsewhere....
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Looks like a clever lad fit an oval peg into a round hole. Or he somehow shoe-horned springs made for a 9-3 into a NG 900 strut housing.
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ok, how about this:
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Well, I pretty much all but quit drinking about 6 or so years ago, but I treat myself to one or two upon occasion. So thanks, make mine a San Miguel Dark, s'il vous plait.
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