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    Hi all, have recently purchased some coilovers for my e36 320i convertible.
    Just a few questions realy before i take them in to be fitted.
    IS there anything else im going to need that isnt included in the box?

    Would like to go as low as possible without scraping or major arch work, My wheels are 18" m6 style with the following details
    SIZE: 18"
    BOLT PATTERN: 5x120
    OFF-SET: 40mm
    Tyres: 225 40 zr18

    i know when i lowered my coupe on standard shocks, 1 rear wheel scrubbed slightly with a 30mm drop.

    Ive since found out its a good idea to replace the top mounts. Is that all or will i need spacers/adjustment of some kind?


    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks in advance
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    The only factor you'll need to worry about is the arches

    Another point, when measuring the drop be sure to take all measurements from the bottom of the wheel and not the floor. Ideally you should take a reading, move the car, take another reading move the car and take a final reading

    May be a good time to replace the anti roll bar links

    Sounds like you have everything under control
     
     

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    thanks, i am rather worried about the rear arches to be honest.
    Might look at getting them rolled anyway, just incase. Depends how much that's set to cost i spose.
    Anti roll bar links have not long been done so they should be fine

    Dare i ask, are they difficult to fit or should i just pay some other to do them? they dont look too hard.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by PipE36 View Post
    thanks, i am rather worried about the rear arches to be honest.
    Might look at getting them rolled anyway, just incase. Depends how much that's set to cost i spose.
    Anti roll bar links have not long been done so they should be fine

    Dare i ask, are they difficult to fit or should i just pay some other to do them? they dont look too hard.
    Fitting coilovers is easy enough mate

    I'd say fitting springs is harder because you have to separate the front struts first. By fitting coilovers you just remove the old units and fit the new
     
     

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