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      10-06-2023, 09:32 PM   #1
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2007 roadster Bilstein B4 rear shock install

When installing my B4 shocks on my 2007 roadster they have a rectangular block on one side of the bottom mount.
Is that block mount supposed to be facing the bolt head or the car mount?

When I emailed Bilstein they say it's the opposite of the instructions I found at NewTis and Pelican Parts.

Newtis page shown. What would you go with?


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You can use a metal washer, that is just to prevent the shock to pull through the bolt
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      10-06-2023, 11:09 PM   #3
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You can use a metal washer, that is just to prevent the shock to pull through the bolt
I don't need a washer. The shocks have the block on them already as I said in the posting.
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I can't remember but that washer is to prevent the bolt from pulling into the bushing.. so it should be on the head side. I would google around and confirm also

My kw just came with circle washer on the bolt heat side.


Page 9 of the kw manual, its on the bolt head side
https://www.kwsuspensions.com/extras...-h68620004.pdf
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I can't remember but that washer is to prevent the bolt from pulling into the bushing.. so it should be on the head side. I would google around and confirm also

My kw just came with circle washer on the bolt heat side.


Page 9 of the kw manual, its on the bolt head side
https://www.kwsuspensions.com/extras...-h68620004.pdf
My Bilsteins have the rectangle built on. I put them on with that block facing the bolt head so it matches what NewTIS says.
It's just strange that Bilstein said it was the opposite way.
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Yeah I agree.. prevent the bolt from going through the bushing..
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