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      03-20-2019, 12:20 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by FaRKle! View Post
B6 and B8 front struts have the bumpstops internal to the strut itself. You'll notice that the shaft coming out of the top of the strut is much too large in diameter to accommodate a BMW bump stop.

Here's a video showing it as the shock is pulled out of the strut.


One thing to note is that the bump stops are actually made to be ridden upon in many cases and they offer an additional spring rate giving you a "progressive" rate between being supported by the spring only, and spring and bump stop. You can tune your bump stops to get the spring characteristics you want, including lengthening them so you ride on them earlier.
Umm...

My rear B8's used the rear OEM bump stop...

I installed them myself and I definitely remember the fronts not using stock bump stop, only a small rubber donut in its place.

Im about 99% sure that I installed my rear OEM bump stops with the B8.

Edit: I'm 200% sure that I installed my OEM rear bump stops with my upgraded Bilstein B8 shocks (and AC Schnitzer spring kit).