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    Ok as above i got a few questions on the hottunning coilovers and how much u guys recomend them.

    I will be fitting them to my 325i e36

    In the picture of the hottuning coilovers, it shows front coilover set up while back is shock and spring set up, can the back be adjusted as well as the front.

    Also do coilovers affect the mot in any? or will my tryes rub they are 225's 45's 17 inch. is there any special parts or tools i need to fit them?

    Also how good are they as in performance wise can u notice the car being tighter while cornering?

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    Any info for me guys
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyirish View Post
    Ok as above i got a few questions on the hottunning coilovers and how much u guys recomend them.

    I will be fitting them to my 325i e36

    In the picture of the hottuning coilovers, it shows front coilover set up while back is shock and spring set up, can the back be adjusted as well as the front.

    Also do coilovers affect the mot in any? or will my tryes rub they are 225's 45's 17 inch. is there any special parts or tools i need to fit them?

    Also how good are they as in performance wise can u notice the car being tighter while cornering?

    Thanks

    Gary
    the rear height can be adjusted but not as much as the front can
    as long as the coilovers are fitted correctly then there shouldn't be any issues with the mot

    what offset are the wheels you are intending on using, a few of the forum members inc myself have had problems with the front wheels rubbing on the coilovers this was due to the offset of the standard bmw wheels being et47
    for a while i put the suspension up as high as it would go and it only just cleared the spring

    i got a hold of some 328 sport wheels which were et 41 and 205/40 profile tyres, i managed to lower the car right down but again there was a balls hair of space between the tyre and the spring but i think other forum memebers have had to use spacers with these wheels

    you wont need any special tools to change the suspension its just nuts and bolts that hold it all in, just make sure you check the threads carefully and use some loctite when you put them back together
    another recommendation would be to fit some new top mounts whilst you have everything apart

    they made a big difference to the handling but to be fair they replaced some pretty knackered springs and struts

    hope this is a help for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by disco!!!! View Post
    the rear height can be adjusted but not as much as the front can
    as long as the coilovers are fitted correctly then there shouldn't be any issues with the mot

    what offset are the wheels you are intending on using, a few of the forum members inc myself have had problems with the front wheels rubbing on the coilovers this was due to the offset of the standard bmw wheels being et47
    for a while i put the suspension up as high as it would go and it only just cleared the spring

    i got a hold of some 328 sport wheels which were et 41 and 205/40 profile tyres, i managed to lower the car right down but again there was a balls hair of space between the tyre and the spring but i think other forum memebers have had to use spacers with these wheels

    you wont need any special tools to change the suspension its just nuts and bolts that hold it all in, just make sure you check the threads carefully and use some loctite when you put them back together
    another recommendation would be to fit some new top mounts whilst you have everything apart

    they made a big difference to the handling but to be fair they replaced some pretty knackered springs and struts

    hope this is a help for you
    Thanks mate, how can i tell wat off set my tyres are, my wheels are 17 inch m3 reps made in italy.

    If i do need spacers i take it ill only need them for front? and wat size spacers will i need.

    As for top mounts they where done for mot, and the cars only done about 500 miles since then, as its been in the garage changing engine for 6 months lol. but i will check them any way just to be sure they are ok.

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    tyres dont have an offset, wheels do ! it should be stamped on the inside of the wheel spokes somewhere, depending on what wheel you have.

    depending on your offset, this will affect the size of space you need.

    my Z3 coilovers - wheels are 8.5" wide with an ET38, using a spacer of 5mm to clear the spring

    the only mot issue with coilovers is ensure the spring is still held firm when the car is jacked and the strut is at full extension
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    Quote Originally Posted by markrnorton View Post
    tyres dont have an offset, wheels do ! it should be stamped on the inside of the wheel spokes somewhere, depending on what wheel you have.

    depending on your offset, this will affect the size of space you need.

    my Z3 coilovers - wheels are 8.5" wide with an ET38, using a spacer of 5mm to clear the spring

    the only mot issue with coilovers is ensure the spring is still held firm when the car is jacked and the strut is at full extension
    Thanks mate, ill check the offset of my wheels later and see wat they are. Do I need special BMW spacers or ones from halfords do?
     
     

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    I agree with dave on his comment.. ive got them on mine and what a difference in handling! Its like a train! Fitting is a piece of pish... my car past its mot a couple weeks ago so thats not a problem...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    I agree with dave on his comment.. ive got them on mine and what a difference in handling! Its like a train! Fitting is a piece of pish... my car past its mot a couple weeks ago so thats not a problem...
    Wat spacers did u use
     
     

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    Sorry to drag up a old thread but i have ordered these coilovers from unit 3 same company however i have the M3 motorsport alloys on my car will i need spacers? hope not :(

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    i got away with 328 sport wheels (et41) with 205/40s but there was only a ball hairs worth of space
    you may need spacers to run 225s
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