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Old 02-10-2003, 07:40 PM
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Bilstein shocks - single nut on upper stem mount only?

Dear All:

I've just bought a pair of Bilstein shocks for my '86 560SL and am getting ready to install them. However, when I opened the box, I was somewhat surprised to find that they were supplied with a only single lock nut for the upper stem mount, and not the double nut design that is fitted to the cars current shocks. Is this a change in design for Bilstein, or am I missing a nut?

Whilst on this subject, does anyone use thread locking compound on the upper or lower nuts that secure the shock?

Thanks for any advice,
Ryan
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Old 02-10-2003, 08:54 PM
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Yes the rear shock should have a locknut and a mounting nut, you probably can just reuse the existing locknut. Just tighten all to the specified torque.
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Old 02-11-2003, 09:14 AM
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Sorry Tim, should have noted in my initial post. The shocks are for the front of the car - do I need just the single locknut on the upper mount???

Thanks for the reply,
Ryan Potts
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Old 02-11-2003, 11:44 AM
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Sorry Ryan, I was going to mention in my first reply that the front has only one mounting nut and its torque at 15 lbs or 20 Nm.
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