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      04-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #3

Drives: 2011 E90 M3, 1988 M3, 2015 X1
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Originally Posted by dbarnes View Post
There are two easy ways to route the canisters into the trunk but first...

Do the rear canisters have quick-disconnect fittings on the hoses?

Are you willing to drill holes in the rear shock towers below where the dampers mount?
No, I do not have quick-disconnect fittings. I know that would make it much easier but it was a pretty good chunk of change to add those....I was surprised.

I'd rather not drill holes in the sheet metal. My first idea was to run them up under the fender liner and in through the vents on either side towards the back of the trunk (just over the battery on the passenger side). Tonight I got to looking at it again as I'm still waiting on my shocks to come back and I realized that I could take out the plastic tray in the area that would have been the spare tire well. I got it removed and it looks like I could run the canisters into that area either by 1) using a hole saw big enough for the whole canister to fit through or 2) cut a small section out of the edge of the panel that is just wide enough to drop the hose through that slot and then mount them in that recessed area. I am leaning towards #2, but thought I'd post and see what others have done.
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