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    Hi there all,

    Finally picked up a set of the coilover from Edwin, so I've been reading up on some of the issue on here with the installs, I've asked Edwin and he tells me that i should need shorter drop links and it should be an easy enough install.

    what i really need is some advice on what common parts wear and what i should really look to replace once I'm working on the shocks / springs, Of course the bushes are one area that I'll pay close attention to but having been under the car already they all seem pretty solid.

    So any thoughts or advice would be fantastic guys ..
     
     

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    bushes and ball joints i would guess you may need a spacer kit depending on how low your looking to go as your inside tyre wall may foul the coilover itesef.A 3mm spacer kit soughted this for me though

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    Thanks BB, i've only 16" rims on her, but i'll check for rubbing once we get them installed .. any specific bushes i should look to get ?

    i'm still fairly green on the whole car stuff
     
     

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    ermm ive no suggestions on the bushes as mine were done before i bought the car at bmw ive just had both front ball joints changed though but again dont no what brand they used.should only rub if you go looow.if you cant hear anything drive round for a day or two then take the tyres off and check the coilover for rub marks and the inner wall or your tyre

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    I guess i'll wait till i get under it and start pushing and pulling against the bushes to see if they need replacing, other wise lets see who else comes along with a compact .. maybe they know if the drop links will cause me an issue
     
     

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    Just for ref in case anybody comes looking for this, installed the coilovers today, no major issues, tyre rubbing on the front was resolved by 10mm spacers and on the back you'll need a washer for the bottom bolt on the shock.

    Other wise, very pleased, not to harsh at all, oh and you nmight want to replace the top mounts on the back, mine were oem
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrlDrag View Post
    oh and you nmight want to replace the top mounts on the back, mine were oem
    I had the same problem


    Well done though!

    get some pics up
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrlDrag View Post
    Just for ref in case anybody comes looking for this, installed the coilovers today, no major issues, tyre rubbing on the front was resolved by 10mm spacers and on the back you'll need a washer for the bottom bolt on the shock.

    Other wise, very pleased, not to harsh at all, oh and you nmight want to replace the top mounts on the back, mine were oem
    10mm do they not catch the outside of your arch now?? did you get longer bolts too

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    Pics when i clean the car tis horribly dirty

    I think it's due to the tyres, i have falken's on there and they sit a little outside the edge of the rim, this was why.

    Strangely enough they dont catch the outside arch, but she's not that low yet.. remember i've only 16" rims on there :(
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrlDrag View Post
    Pics when i clean the car tis horribly dirty

    I think it's due to the tyres, i have falken's on there and they sit a little outside the edge of the rim, this was why.

    Strangely enough they dont catch the outside arch, but she's not that low yet.. remember i've only 16" rims on there :(
    did you get longer bolts as im sure they are needed for 5mm+ spacers or you dont get enough turns

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