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    Use a vice grip clamped onto a socket with an Allen key stuck through the middle to hold the strut. This will get it loose. But in my experience if you remove that bolt with the weight of the car on the suspension you can get away with just using a breaker bar and not having to hold the strut. Then you also by pass the need for spring compressors because jacking up the car will slowly reduce tension. Also disconnect your sway bar for more downward travel of the assembly.
    Originally posted by Sonny
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      Originally posted by DrJosh View Post
      Use a vice grip clamped onto a socket with an Allen key stuck through the middle to hold the strut. This will get it loose. But in my experience if you remove that bolt with the weight of the car on the suspension you can get away with just using a breaker bar and not having to hold the strut. Then you also by pass the need for spring compressors because jacking up the car will slowly reduce tension. Also disconnect your sway bar for more downward travel of the assembly.
      I did this on a miata and it worked well, might follow this route again. Tie rod is unnecessary I believe, good thing too.
      1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
      willschnitz

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        My old car...such a shame!!! Everytime I talk about how many e30s I've had, I always land back on this one, and how much I loved it. Should have never sold her....


        http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/3318946204.html
        -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
        02' ///M Coupe 'Clownshoe'- TiAg/Black & Estoril- SOLD
        12' E70 X5 Diesel - Daily Driver
        19' Harley Davidson FXBB Street Bob


        Leave me Feedback!
        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=223522

        Originally posted by IronJoe
        Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.
        Originally posted by 2mAn
        Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

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          Ouch.

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            Gahhh! Sucks to see that. That was my fave car of yours...
            '89 Schwarz E30 M3 Cabriolet Build

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              Texting now about fenders and trunk lid...
              Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon - restoration + service
              @autobahnmotorsport
              '88 M5 | '89 330is

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                Aaaaand he won't part it. I wish I had the cash and space for that car. Goddamn it.
                Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon - restoration + service
                @autobahnmotorsport
                '88 M5 | '89 330is

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                  he much does he want ginger
                  Originally posted by bmwm42
                  PNW vulture pm me for parts
                  Strategic nw e30 command

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                    Originally posted by bmwm42 View Post
                    he much does he want ginger
                    More then I'd probably pay...I'll ask.
                    Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon - restoration + service
                    @autobahnmotorsport
                    '88 M5 | '89 330is

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                      $800...hmmm...
                      Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon - restoration + service
                      @autobahnmotorsport
                      '88 M5 | '89 330is

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                        800 steal im in there are somethings i want
                        Originally posted by bmwm42
                        PNW vulture pm me for parts
                        Strategic nw e30 command

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                          Trying to think of things I have I can dump real quick for some fast cash...hold on.
                          Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon - restoration + service
                          @autobahnmotorsport
                          '88 M5 | '89 330is

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                            Originally posted by spiDmang View Post
                            My old car...such a shame!!! Everytime I talk about how many e30s I've had, I always land back on this one, and how much I loved it. Should have never sold her....


                            http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/3318946204.html
                            Buy it back! Save it!
                            Transaction Feedback: -click here
                            [e30: '91 318is coupe|brilliantrot||e36: '98 318ti|fern green|California top|M-Tech]
                            [URL="http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=300453"]

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                              Originally posted by DrJosh View Post
                              Use a vice grip clamped onto a socket with an Allen key stuck through the middle to hold the strut. This will get it loose. But in my experience if you remove that bolt with the weight of the car on the suspension you can get away with just using a breaker bar and not having to hold the strut. Then you also by pass the need for spring compressors because jacking up the car will slowly reduce tension. Also disconnect your sway bar for more downward travel of the assembly.
                              This

                              Its what I've always done

                              1987 Alpinwei├č 325is

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                                Originally posted by Brilliantrot 318is View Post
                                Buy it back! Save it!
                                There's not much saving that one. Sucks, but it's the truth. Luckily, some of its parts will live on, on my car :)
                                Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon - restoration + service
                                @autobahnmotorsport
                                '88 M5 | '89 330is

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