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post #1 of 8 Old 5th June 2007, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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E60 M5 Suspension torque specs

I am in the process of installing my Dinan Stage 2 suspension including front and rear CF strut tower braces. When I purchased the components the fellow at Dinan said I would get the torque specs with my order. Nothing was included and when I called Dinan I was told he no longer works for them.

I did a search of this forum and could not find any posts containing this info. I am trying to avoid getting another 24 hr subscription to the online BMW service manual site. Can anyone provide any assistance?

My next stop is the BMW dealer from whom I purchased the car.


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I am in the process of installing my Dinan Stage 2 suspension including front and rear CF strut tower braces. When I purchased the components the fellow at Dinan said I would get the torque specs with my order. Nothing was included and when I called Dinan I was told he no longer works for them.
"no longer works for them" is not a valid reason.

Did Dinan provide alignment specifications or are you on your own with those also

You could just call Dinan and say you want either the specs or a return authorization number

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After I created this thread Luiz in Dinan Tech Support picked up the ball and is faxing me information. He has been very responsive.

I will update the thread after I have a chance to look it over.


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After I created this thread Luiz in Dinan Tech Support picked up the ball and is faxing me information. He has been very responsive.

I will update the thread after I have a chance to look it over.
That is good to hear.
My post might have seemed a little harsh, but providing detailed installation information helps to prevent problems. Even some professional shops will not take the time (or even have access) to get the correct torque specs.
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That is good to hear.
My post might have seemed a little harsh, but providing detailed installation information helps to prevent problems. Even some professional shops will not take the time (or even have access) to get the correct torque specs.
I agree completely. It is amazing that companies produce products they sell without hesitation to DIYers and provide the bare minimum, if any, guidance; barely legible who-knows 10th generation copies of so-called 'instructions" and this is typically a best case scenario. In my example a simple list of 6 to 8 torque specs would have been sufficient.


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I received fax copies of the BMW online tech data from Dinan ( Thanks Luiz!).

It provides 90% of what I need despite the illegible fax quality. I will be glad to share the technical specs with anyone need who might need it.


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It provides 90% of what I need despite the illegible fax quality. I will be glad to share the technical specs with anyone need who might need it.
Please post the information here and I will link to the thread from the FAQ thread.
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I am waiting for 4 more specs. Once I receive them I will post with pictures for clarity.


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