bilstein strut tool
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Tue Sep 14 12:27:13 EDT 2004
AS a former bike shop owner I did some research for these tools Brandon
spoke about Here are a couple of URL's for some tools that should work
There is also a tool that looks like a big set of pliers with teeth to
bite into the cap and allow you a hang on and twist. With the onset of
the newer cartridge bottom brackets these specialized tools for the old
style BB's are fading away. I prefer the Hozan tool in the above as it
cast and fits better, it also as two different diameter lockring sizes.
In looking for the pliers version check with your local bike shop and
see if they have a United Bicycle Tool Catalog, if a bike tool is made
they have it.
91 200tq Avant
Brandon Rogers 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
>Check with your local quality bike shop or even REI.
>Audi and bike geek
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ken Keith" <auditude at gmail.com>
>To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
>Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 5:29 PM
>Subject: bilstein strut tool
>>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
>>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.
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