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    60/40 drop on springs is sufficient as long as your shocks are not shot.

    Welcome mate.

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    cheers, well i'm looking at the apex sports suspension which has firmer dampers and a 60/40mm spring drop....

    Seems a good price and I have had them on other cars before.....Anyone running these on here??
     
     

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    I am running a 60/40 drop on mine but not Apex. So would sit identical to mine.

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    Should be starting a project thread soon as the cars beginning to change more

     
     

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    Welcome to the forum

    ANYTHING LOWER THAN 40mm REQUIRES THE USE OF SHORTENED DAMPERS!!!

    I use H&R coilovers and am very happy with their performance although probably overkill for just road use

    Cracking mods so far, car looks very nice indeed
     
     

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    Cheers mate

    I'm worried the M3 replica wheels are fooked....Got them off E36coupe forum from a member who said they are all ok.

    When on the front they cause wheel wobble at 35mph, and then when on the rear they make the car pull to the right, then correct itself, then to the left etc etc constantly

    Not sure what the issue is there...
     
     

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    I am absolutely fuming!!!!!!! The M3 replica pair are both completely buckled

    I have replaced one buckled wheel with a pair and the seller claims to not have known.....

    I call bullsh1t as the vibration was so bad on the balancing machine that he couldn't keep it going as it was moving the machine so much!

    One thing after another with this sh1tty car!!! First the power steering pulley breaks up on me, then my intake elbow rubber splits in 3 places, then my rear shocks go and now I have 2 useless buckled wheels and I doubt I will see my money again

    Its bad luck runs like this that end car ownership....if anything else comes up on the MOT in 2 weeks I fear I will be T&Ting it and then selling it

    All the above within a month! To ice that cake my Iphone broke the other day and they want £160 for a repair!

    Rant over....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by R32rookie View Post
    I am absolutely fuming!!!!!!! The M3 replica pair are both completely buckled

    I have replaced one buckled wheel with a pair and the seller claims to not have known.....

    I call bullsh1t as the vibration was so bad on the balancing machine that he couldn't keep it going as it was moving the machine so much!

    One thing after another with this sh1tty car!!! First the power steering pulley breaks up on me, then my intake elbow rubber splits in 3 places, then my rear shocks go and now I have 2 useless buckled wheels and I doubt I will see my money again

    Its bad luck runs like this that end car ownership....if anything else comes up on the MOT in 2 weeks I fear I will be T&Ting it and then selling it

    All the above within a month! To ice that cake my Iphone broke the other day and they want £160 for a repair!

    Rant over....
    ive had mine for over a year only problem ive had was a flat tyre sounds like your just one of the unlucky ones

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    Just to point out one great piece of luck you ran into with this car;

    You have a Dave-F induction kit in there, and those are extremely hard to get a hold of!

    As for the wheels, forget about it. Sometimes you'll get dodgy sellers out there, and sometimes they genuinely are quite clueless about these kinds of things.

    Whether this bloke was dodge or genuinely clueless I don't know. What I do know is you should persevere; your bad luck WILL end!
     
     

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