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#1 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 06:39 PM
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Help: Bilstein Rear Shocks - Help Me Install Correctly (Thun-thunks over bumpy roads)

1999 Rav4 L 2WD 4-door

I purchased Bilstein Shocks for the rear of my car through Autozone.
Part: 24021203
Alt. Part No.: F4-B36-2120-H0

I don't believe I installed my Bilstein shocks correctly. The instructions were vague. I followed Bilstein's recommendation of following the original assembly order that my Toyota had with the original shocks. I also used some of the Toyota parts instead of the Bilstein parts. Here's the photo of the order that I used:



Could someone help me with this? What order did you place the gaskets and rubber cushions? ALSO: How did you keep the screw from turning while screwing on the last nut? Pictures would be helpful. Thanks!
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Put the rubber under the body also.
The rubber goes above and below the toyota body and acts as a cushion, no more bumpy bump.

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Batman is right. If not, the squeaky or thumping noise will drive you crazy.
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ALSO: How did you keep the screw from turning while screwing on the last nut?
See if you can stick a 6mm Allen wrench into the top of the rod.

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Does this order look better? Rubber cushion and the gasket to keep it in place added below the car's body.

Thank you, Carbon, for the allen wrench tip. I checked that and it will work beautifully!

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