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    Hi Guys,
    Just installed my AP Coilovers on my ride. However I noticed a noise from the rear coilovers. I went to another mechanic to find out that the rear collars on the rear coilovers are missing that screw the height in place to stop the height changing level. Strange actually because the front coilovers use a pin to screw them in place to the height. With the rear ones, there is no hole for a pin to screw them into position so I am a little confused.
    Had anyone else found this problem with AP and if not do you guys have any idea what the hell is going on here? Do the rear coilovers use rear collars instead of pins? Right now there is nothing left in the box to screw the rears in place. I am actually quite annoyed about it too.... :-(

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    Im not sure how the AP ones work but my previous E36 coilovers had nothing to lock the rear height adjusters.....
     
     

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    The rears aren't technically coilovers, it's just a shortened sports shock and lowering spring with height adjustable spring pad.. and I've never seen a height adjustable spring pad with anything to secure the collar in it's position?

    I had hottuning coilovers on my 316ti and they certainly didn't, just set them to required height, took car off jack and tightened with C spanner.. job done
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    Thanks for your comments guys.
    It still doesn't make sense how you can't lock them at the back. I mean if you go over a bump, the springs keep lowering themselves and don't stay at the appropriate height. How do you lock them in place with a c spanner Baderlfc and what exactly do you lock in place in the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Im not sure how the AP ones work but my previous E36 coilovers had nothing to lock the rear height adjusters.....
    So if these never locked on your e36, how did you keep them at the appropriate height Steve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by osomar View Post
    So if these never locked on your e36, how did you keep them at the appropriate height Steve?
    As the rear spring is fixed and doesnt move around it stayed at the correct height.....
     
     

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