i can't imagine getting the spring back on the old one. Surely it must come out more.The original SACHS strut has an internal rebound spring, which is why it is shorter. When you try to pull out the SACHS strut you are compressing the internal spring. The rebound spring reduces body roll and improves handling. The Bilsteins do not have a rebound spring, which is why they are taller. If the car came with rebound springs from factory, you should only install equivalent parts that have rebound springs, otherwise you will compromise the handling of the car.
No, that's the correct idle height for the piston. I installed new SACHS struts back in September. I got the springs on just fine. Here's a pic of the parts I installed.i can't imagine getting the spring back on the old one. Surely it must come out more.
err, no. It limits spring travel, so as to produce understeer after a certain amount of body roll.The rebound spring reduces body roll and improves handling.
No, only the coupes and convertibles, in 2002 and on cars. Sedans got comfort suspension unless specced for ZHP or ZSP packages.In the US, I thought all 330's got sport suspension. Or was that just the 2- door 330's?
Either way, the springs are different, and I thought that the shorter strut always had
the sport spring, with the non- sport getting the longer dampers and non- sport spring.