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Rear subframe on 1971 2002 help please.


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Hi Guys.

I need some help please. I have a few questions and worries.

I’m in the process of reinstalling my rear sub frame.

Does anyone have the torque settings for the shock absorber top mount (Boot Area)

The rear sub frame main mounting Bolt, the long bolt that enter’s down through the car.

When I removed my old bolt I found this was a better fit through my new sub frame mounting bush 1mm diameter difference than the new one, Is this normal?

The new bolt is a lot looser.

And the torque setting for the rear mounting sub frame bush to the sub frame.

Hopefully the pics attached will help to explain.

Any help would be as always much appreciated.





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I believe most, if not all of the torque values are listed right here in the FAQ section. See here http://www.bmw2002faq.com/content/view/48/32/

I think the upper shock mounting torque varies between manufacturers and also depends on the type of bushing used. Bilstein shocks (new) should include mounting instructions along with the upper shock mount. I believe the top hardware should be tight enough to start compressing the bushing.


Jim Gerock


Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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in its sleeve than the old one 'cause the new parts aren't coated wtih 30 or so years of rust...

Just torque 'em down to the proper value and you'll be good to go.


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