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Careful with Bilstein 5100's

Hey guys wanted to share this:

I purchased 5100 struts about a year ago, and it looks like the C clip that holds the lower spring perch in place has failed on one side. I assumed that I had installed them incorrectly at first (one side lower than the other), now it appears that the clip has slipped down to a lower setting and is definitely deformed.








Not sure if it was my fault @ install or a part failure. Be careful not to stretch these things out and seat them properly.

Bilstein sent me out a bunch of replacements immediately for free so that's nice.
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