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    Morning all,

    New to the forum, and fairly new to owning a 1998 318is - but unfortunately it already looks like the suspension is giving up on it... Been told all 4 shocks and the front top mounts won't pass the next MOT so time is coming to change... and since I'm looking at chucking it around the Nurburgring next year I thought it might be better to ditch the standard kit and fit something uprated.

    The car has BMW 7 spoke 17" wheels from a later E36 with 225/45/17 Toyo Proxes T1R - so I'm not sure if I can lower it without the arches fouling, anyone have any experience with this?

    Also I've seen Jamex coilovers for £210 delivered, anyone have these, and if so, how do they compare to the FK items?

    Any help much appreciated.
     
     

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    been told the jamex are too stiff, also i saw a pic of them on driftworks, someone had a set that snapped on the first drift session. Iv been looking at JOM coilovers, seems to have good reviews about them.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummox View Post
    Morning all,

    New to the forum, and fairly new to owning a 1998 318is - but unfortunately it already looks like the suspension is giving up on it... Been told all 4 shocks and the front top mounts won't pass the next MOT so time is coming to change... and since I'm looking at chucking it around the Nurburgring next year I thought it might be better to ditch the standard kit and fit something uprated.

    The car has BMW 7 spoke 17" wheels from a later E36 with 225/45/17 Toyo Proxes T1R - so I'm not sure if I can lower it without the arches fouling, anyone have any experience with this?

    Also I've seen Jamex coilovers for £210 delivered, anyone have these, and if so, how do they compare to the FK items?

    Any help much appreciated.
    I have got a set of Gaz Shocks Coilovers GHA kit and there not bad at all you can adjust the dampers and ride hight. I didnt buy mine they were already on the car. Lucky!

    With arches with 225's on you have no worrys at all in my eyes as mine was low no rubbing at all!


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    These kits still utilise the original top mounts, right? Mine are shagged so I guess I'm looking at another £65 or so on top of the coilovers aren't I?
     
     

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    Lummox, you will need new top mounts yes.. get Lemforder ones here for £47 per pair plus postage (about a fiver!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by F17RAK View Post
    been told the jamex are too stiff, also i saw a pic of them on driftworks, someone had a set that snapped on the first drift session. Iv been looking at JOM coilovers, seems to have good reviews about them.
    JOM and jamex are the same..

    JOM, hottuning, jamex, raceland, TA technik etc etc are all made at the same factory and just painted different colours!

    FK are of a better build quality for the same money so I'd go for them all day long if you want budget coilies..
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    some guys on the e46zone say they prefer the ride quality on the jom compared to the fk ak, they say its alot more comfy.
     
     

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    My mate in work has gone from hottuning (JOM) coilovers to FK AK on his E36 and he would strongly disagree as would I after going in his car before and after..

    Go for the JOM's and prepare to be disappointed, if you slam the car on them your in for a bumpy ride!
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    Fair play, thats what i need, an opinion from someone who has had experience with both.
     
     

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    I was looking at them them Jom coilovers myself but after a bit of diggin it seems the old adage of you get what you pay for holds true. Read of some with leaking shocks after just one year and some with the locating brackets on the front shocks shearing off!

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