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    I'm planning on buying a set of TA Technix coilovers in the next few days but I'm not 100% sure which top mounts to buy.

    Should I buy standard mounts like this one?

    Or would it be worth spending a bit more money and buying camber adjustable mounts like these?
     
     

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    I think unless you are tracking it I'd go with standard front mounts and perhaps rose butted rear mounts as the rears have a tendency to pop the mounts on very low/hard suspension. Quite pricey at around £125 but you have peace of mind that they won't fail like standard items.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringog60 View Post
    I think unless you are tracking it I'd go with standard front mounts and perhaps rose butted rear mounts as the rears have a tendency to pop the mounts on very low/hard suspension. Quite pricey at around £125 but you have peace of mind that they won't fail like standard items.
    Thanks for the info gringog.

    I'm having reinforcement plates made for the rear through work, will these be sufficient?

    As for the front top mounts, I'll be paying £50 for the pair anyway so is having adjustable camber worth the extra £30? Oh and I do plan on taking her on a few track days in the near future
     
     

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    Personally I wouldn't bother too much with camber adjustment unless you are going serious track OR if you seriously need them, for example without them the camber would be all over the place!!

    Really for a nice increase in handing and turn in response a polly bush kit would greatly help, even more so if they include a caster increase

    Like these:

    Awesome - Superpro F Control Arm Lower - Inner Rear Bush - 3 Series E46 09/98 - 2004 (60mm Diameter)
    Awesome - Superpro F Control Arm Lower - Inner Rear Bush - 3 Series E46 09/98 - 2004 (66mm Diameter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OBD View Post
    Really for a nice increase in handing and turn in response a polly bush kit would greatly help, even more so if they include a caster increase
    I'll stick with the standard items then. And I'm planning on replacing the bushes with Superflex items too.
     
     

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