Friday, December 21, 2012

BMW Shock and Strut Removal Socket



Over time, the ride and handling of your vehicle degrades from normal wear and tear on your struts and shocks. Our local service shop regularly replaces several struts and rear shocks on E36 and E46 3-Series BMWs as well as E34 and E39 5-Series BMWs from this type of wear. Routine replacement of these parts is the only way to keep your BMW at its original performance level, and is an excellent way to upgrade your suspension if you are looking for a sportier feel. BMW struts and shocks are simple to replace, but require a proper torque and tightening procedure for the lock nut to avoid damaging or breaking the delicate mounting stud.

Past practice has typically been to use a high speed impact gun to lock down shock center nuts, unfortunately spinning the internal shock components or applying an uneven weight could cause damage to the piston inside the shock.  Improper tightening of the lock nut may also result in breaking of the fragile upper shock center stud. Neither of these conditions would be covered by any manufacturers warranty.

BMP is proud to announce a new tool that makes strut and shock replacement easy and safe with no additional special tools required.  Any 1/2" drive socket wrench and appropriate allen wrench will work with our new Strut Removal Socket.  The factory upper front strut nut is typically 21mm, while most replacement struts or performance struts use a 22mm nut size.  We recommend the 2 piece kit for proper removal and installation of any replacement shock or strut on your model BMW.



We recommend replacing strut tower mounts at the time of strut replacement as they wear out with the struts.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BMW Parts Catalog for your Smartphone, iPad, Android Phone or Nook! (read it here)


Announcing BMP Design's New Holiday Winter 2012 BMW Parts Catalog for your Smartphone or iPad or Android, Nook, or other Mobile device!

Now you can shop for parts the old fashioned way by flipping through our BMW parts catalog with any modern modile media device!! We have updated our catalog with several new items like:
  • Hats & Accessories
  • Front Spoiler Kits
  • Car Care Products
  • Power Performance Products
  • Luxury Alloy Wheels
  • Exhaust Systems, Tools & More...
Scan this QR code and give it a try - or view now with your computer and mouse - just click on the images below.
OUR PHONE ORDERS DEPT. WILL BE CLOSED FROM NOV. 22ND TO 25TH IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKGIVING HOLIDAY,

HOWEVER YOU MAY PURCHASE PARTS ONLINE 24HR A DAY - 7 DAYS A WEEK AT OUR WEBSITE STOREFRONT.


BMP design: the parts we sell are the parts we use! The entire staff of BMP design is proud to offer you only the best in high performance & replacement parts, styling accessories, suspension kits, collectibles and car care products. Championed by our customers, we have earned an international reputation for technical expertise and innovative product development. Our close European ties further enable us to continue to bring you the best and latest offerings from leading suppliers and tuners there.
The BMP design warehouse features over 200,000 products and constantly growing. Everything from replacement parts to high performance upgrades are kept in stock to ensure the quickest possible delivery to our customers.

We cordially invite you to experience the customer satisfaction enjoyed by thousands of other BMW owners and enthusiasts from around the world, who have found a home at BMP design. We're duty-bound to bring you proven products and provide you the utmost in customer service and satisfaction.

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Popular BMW Parts at BMP Design!


BMW Billet Black Oil Cover

BMW Version 2 Quick Shift Plus

BMW Racing Tow Hook - Red

Mishimoto Silicone Intake Boot (Black, Blue, or Red)

Fan Clutch Slim 32mm Wrench

Sprint Booster Power Converter (Selectable)
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