bilstein strut tool

Ken Keith auditude at
Tue Sep 14 12:06:39 EDT 2004

Hi Brandon,

Well, on Sunday I was able to find my old Bilstein tool in basically
the only remaining unmoved box of garage stuff at my old house (yay!).
 So, I should be able to do the suspension next weekend if I'm not
doing other stuff.  I'm still going to follow up with Bilstein to get
a tool "for" my latest set, or at least confirm whether or not the
tool is supposed to be provided.

The tool you describe sounds like the pieces they sell to adjust
coilover suspension.  That would be an option too.  I was also looking
at some different gland nut and pin wrenches online.  My favorite one
was a homemade one from a lister that functioned similar to the
factory Audi tool, a big tube with a socket in the end of it that
could be used from up top with the springs in place.

Anyway, it should be fun doing all the work.  Wish me luck!  =)



On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 09:32:23 -0600, Brandon Rogers <brogers at> wrote:
> I didn't have the proper tool when I installed my Bilsteins - but what I
> used was perfect - a Park (brand) Bottom Bracket Tool for bicycles.  Same
> concept - an arched hook with a claw on the end.  I'd say it was 99% ideal.
> hopefully they still make it - as today's bottom brackets do not require the
> use of this tool - like Audi's they require the use of a new specail
> tool.....
> Check with your local quality bike shop or even REI.
> Brandon
> Audi and bike geek
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ken Keith" <auditude at>
> To: <200q20v at>
> Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 5:29 PM
> Subject: bilstein strut tool
> > Hi,
> >
> > Does anyone know if this tool is supposed to be supplied with front
> > bilstein struts?  I recall having one long ago that was included in
> > another set, since lost, but my current set doesn't have one in the
> > boxes.
> >
> >
> >
> > I'd prefer not to use a pipe wrench on the collars.  There's a
> > modified Sears tool described in the next link that can be used, but
> > I'm wondering if I should have received the tool from Bilstein.
> >
> >
> >
> > My vendor says I'm supposed to come up with it myself, which seems
> > pretty crappy.  I've left a message with Bilstein to see what they
> > have to say.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ken
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