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    The studs do require a 27mm extra deep socket

    to remove. You'd need a socket at least 5 inches or longer.


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    Re: The studs do require a 27mm extra deep socket

    Also good info to know. I might be asking for your email/phone in case I get into this and have a question or two.

    I'll let you know.

    Thanks

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    Re: I just almost ripped my butt-strut off my car

    Here's some of the damage. What do ya'll think?














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    Re: Butt-strutt clearance issue...? comments please.

    I usually bottem out on the body brace. Sounds worse than it is. At least I know I'm on solid angle iron vs. underside of my car. I have an 02 M roady, so the clearance is a bit less than other Z3s.

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    My body brace did it too....

    many time so I removed it.

    The butt strut does it from time to time...no worries.

    Scott Pettit

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    Re: I just almost ripped my butt-strut off my car

    So I got home last night and took off my butt-strut, body brace, and x-brace. The butt-strut and x-brace sustained the most damage.

    The only damage (I know of so far) done to the car was to the two bolt holes where the x-brace and body brace attach. I assume that those holes were threaded, but now they are torn up and won't hold a bolt. Anyone know of an option to fix this?

    Here are some pix.



    This should be straight




    The long bar here should be straight too


    This is the bolt that was holding the x-brace to the body brace to the frame.

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    Re: Butt-strutt clearance issue...? comments please.

    Went around a curve at night to find a dead dog on the road. Couldn’t avoid it so I thought I could clear it. It got caught on the butt strut and I dragged the carcass down the road a ways. Never bottomed out on anything or any big clinks.

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