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Old 10-15-2021, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by spdbrake View Post
The upper strut is held in by 3 10mm nuts
Upper bearing:

Take out the two lower bolts and the 3 nuts and you can pull the whole strut. An Impact gun works fine to remove/install the strut nut once out of the car.

It's a good idea to spring for BDR camber plates while your at it. Note: E36 BMW plates are clocked 60deg off the BDR plates (orientation of the bolts and E36 plate don't work as they will affect caster and camber because the the strut ends up moving inboard and forward during adjustment. There are some plates that kinda work but you end up using the caster adjustment for a camber adjustment on the BDR.)
E36 plates:
BDR plates: Have disappeared from the Iconic website. I'd call and check the lead time if you're going that route.

This thread has info
Backdraft camber plates
"Take out the two lower bolts and the 3 nuts and you can pull the whole strut."

Don't you mean two lower nuts AND a third bolt that secures the lower strut housing to the wheel?
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