and the rear springs. Here you see the old and new side by side. It's interesting that the car already had aftermarket KYB struts which are being replaced by a very similar model KYB model. The car had been autocrossed and I noticed that the front brakes have already been upgraded to BMW 3-series discs and calipers. I'm sure the new struts are spec'd for the heavier load.
In this closeup, you can see the new spring is a significantly heavier gauge steel. I looked for a load marking but couldn't see anything. It was surprisingly easy to remove the old units. Just remember to loosen the top nut before removing the huge bolt in the bottom.
Now off to Gary's so he can use his spring compressor to remove the top plate from the old strut and build the new one up.
According to EA, I'm due to receive the contactor, DC/DC converter, charger, torsion bars, control arm bushings this week or early next week. This would only leave the wire crimper, engine loom, terminal blocks, battery box weather stripping and hood pins.