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    Hi I've just bought some FK coilovers for my e36. 325i
    Now am I being thick or do you need to buy new top mounts for the fronts as my shocker won't come through the top bearing/mount enough to get the nut on.???
    Any help please

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    It's recommended you changed the top mounts when fitting new coilovers but it shouldn't be necessary to get a different part altogether..

    If i'm reading what you've said correctly I think it's just a case of pushing down on the coilover as hard as you can and getting someone else to put the top mount on (or use a spring compressor )
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    It's recommended you changed the top mounts when fitting new coilovers but it shouldn't be necessary to get a different part altogether..

    If i'm reading what you've said correctly I think it's just a case of pushing down on the coilover as hard as you can and getting someone else to put the top mount on (or use a spring compressor )
    Even if you take the spring completly off the coilover, the end of the shocker isn't long enough to come throught the top bearing..??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitadog View Post
    Even if you take the spring completly off the coilover, the end of the shocker isn't long enough to come throught the top bearing..??
    Hmmm that doesn't sound right.. Have they sent you the wrong parts?

    Could you post a picture of the offending part so we can see if it looks right at least before anymore wild guessing?
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    tHEY SHOULD GO STRIAGHT ON (opps) to the old topmounts with no trouble. Get a picture up!
     
     

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    I'll try get a pic up.
    baisically the end of the shocker where it goes from bright steel to a turned end (smaller diameter) that end bit ain't long enough to go through my original top bearing. Even with no spring on the coilover.
     
     

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    Doesn't sound right.. Need to see a picture before going any further I think though..
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    Here's the coilover setup


    Now with the coil spring and the alloy top hat removed this is wot i get




    It must bw wrong??
     
     

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    Mmmm, I'd get on the phone to where you bought them. Something's not right.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    Mmmm, I'd get on the phone to where you bought them. Something's not right.
    Dont look right does it?
    The end just aint long enough.
     
     

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