Yep, I'm sure not impressed and wont be going with ST in the future on the Other X3's.And this is why I won't use them again. Seems like such a simple solution to fix it. Doesn't happen with Eibach springs. Yet they keep selling spring kits like this, telling people this is normal and that crossover rings are a "wear item".
I figure when they wear enough to be a real issue, I'll get new parts and Eibach's.Your springs are also wearing, you can see a flat spot in the your last photo. I'm sure I have tried every number on the clock and still had the same problem. New sliders will help for a couple hundred miles.