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    I have owned my 320 for over a year now and luv it to bits.

    Recently I was on motorway when red light came up on the dashboard similar to the red lights that appear when a door is open. I did not know what it meant but it soon went away.

    Couple more miles down the road the car didn't feel right and on further inspection noticed the passenger side rear shock absorber had collapsed.

    I'm now going to spend sum dosh on her its long overdue.

    Bearing in mind this is my first beamer I'm a little out the loop. I was looking at these on Ebay, what is peoples opinions of them would they do the job ? Is there a preferred option with same price ? Will I beable to upgrade my alloys with these ??

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2807088317...84.m1439.l2649

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    Check out forum vendors HotTuning for comparable priced coilovers or MadeOne for a more expensive product
     
     

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    My upgrades for my toruing have been;-

    Retrofit Cruise Control System (BMW £130)
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    Have ordered the Ta Techknix kit

    Thanks for your help its very much appreciated.

    I will get these fitted then I will be looking for advice on Alloys and rubber.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzax View Post
    Have ordered the Ta Techknix kit

    Thanks for your help its very much appreciated.

    I will get these fitted then I will be looking for advice on Alloys and rubber.
    Glad to help, iirc you need the shortened drop lincs with this set of coilovers.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    Glad to help, iirc you need the shortened drop lincs with this set of coilovers.
    I was under the impression I only needed them if I was going lower than 40mm ? Will I need new pillow mounts also ?

    I am awaiting Hot Tunings PM with invoice, if this is the case I can add these extras on
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzax View Post
    I was under the impression I only needed them if I was going lower than 40mm ? Will I need new pillow mounts also ?

    I am awaiting Hot Tunings PM with invoice, if this is the case I can add these extras on
    iirc they're £29 from from HT and see post #166 in this thread HOTTUNING bimmerforums offer: BMW E46 3-series Coilovers

    I think it would be advisable to replace the top mounts as they too will have covered the same distance as the shockers and be of the same age?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    iirc they're £29 from from HT and see post #166 in this thread HOTTUNING bimmerforums offer: BMW E46 3-series Coilovers

    I think it would be advisable to replace the top mounts as they too will have covered the same distance as the shockers and be of the same age?
    Sorted chief much appreciated

    Starting to add up still cheaper than the ones I was getting from Flea bay.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzax View Post
    Sorted chief much appreciated

    Starting to add up still cheaper than the ones I was getting from Flea bay.
    and a better guarantee
     
     

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    OK.. fitted new rear top mounts, rear springs and rear dampeners all went pretty smoothly apart from fitting the springs onto the lower rubber mounts thingys a bit of fairy liquid and some gentle persuasion and job done. IMO the hardest part was stripping the rear panels out of boot to get access to top mounts.

    Choking to get fronts done(doing wheelies) although I have no short drop links can I fit these today and not lower it below 40mm ? I'm hearing conflicting story's sum say they fit some say they don't ? I want to fit them with original drop links and order short ones when paid on Friday.

    Again any advice would be appreciated.
     
     

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