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    hi guys
    i've just had budget coilovers fitted today and now i've got horrible knocking noise in the back of the car.i know you get what you pay for,but with holidays coming i cant afford to spend too much on them.
    so anyway,has anyone experienced same problem?it sounds like something would be badly loose or broken and it knocks really bad when you go over the bumps,even at low speed.i used my oem top mounts,but surely that wouldnt couse that noise,would it?i've heard someone had similar noise due to the spring being not in the centre.has anyone got any pics of your rear coilies spring fitted?i'd like to see,maybe mine is upside down or something.i've checked it thru many times,cant see anything wrong.but the noise is driving me mad
    thanks everyone in advance
     
     

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    how low have you got it ?????????
     
     

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    I have no idea if this is the same on beemers, but on the 300zx, when you fit or re-fit any suspension, you should apply a thin bead of silicon to the strut top that sits under the top-mount and then to the top-mount it'self, this prevents knocking noises. My 300zx, using the same coilovers as my lodgers 300zx makes NO knocking noises, because I did exactly as I described above, his on the other hand knocks constantly when going over bumps and under load. The coilovers I'm referring to are top of the line Meister Rs too, so not cheap budget ones.
    If everything seems fine, then you probably haven't grasped the gravity of the situation.
     
     

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    sorry to hijack your thread but im intrested in gettin some of these fk street coilovers for my e36, how do they ride? im abit put off as everyone says coilovers are so harsh but i thought being a street kit they may be abit softer ride? hope you fix the problem
     
     

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    i didnt make it too low.not sure exactly how much,but it doesnt rub or catch anywhere.wheels sits nicely just a bit under the arch.i myt upload a pic later on

    it actually drives really nice to be honest.my misses drove it a bit and didnt even noticed any difference.for me,its a bit firmer,you kinda feel the road better,thats all.its deffinately not harsh at all.allthought i didnt test at higher speed yet,cos of that bloody banging noise.

    i'll have to strip it down again and will apply some silicone to the top mounts as advised above,but i'm not sure if its gona solve it.as the noise is really loud.it seems like the spring is jumping up and down or something.
    does it matter where do you put the height adjuster?top or the bottom?i've seen pics of them being in the bottom,but it didnt fit on mine,so i placed it to the top.
    any more opinions?
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    what way have the got the adjuster? and did you put the rubber bit on the new spring?

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    great pic!

    do you see the rubber bit on the bottom, did you put that back in?

    also what exhaust do you have.
     
     

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    thanks mate.i didnt see that before
     
     

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    ye,its agreat pic.i'm glad mine looks exactly same.the spring is sitting the same way.adjuster is in the top,the rubber bit in the bottom is there aswell.just the top rubber didnt fit in the adjuster,so i trimmed it up a bit,but in that guide it says its not needed at all anyway.
    i'm just not sure what rubber bit on the new spring you mean?is it that clear kinda sleeve which was on the spring?i removed it,thought it was just protection against any damage during the postage.

    and my exhaust is standard 328 all the way
     
     

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    i checked my car again today.but this time i jacked it up properly and thats what i've found out
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    the spring has got bad scrape on it.its been touching the wishbones walls and thats where the horrible noise came from.so i tried to turn it to another position and the tested the car again on the road.it was ok actually at first,but then again noise started to come back again.and now its really bad when you make a sharp turn aswell,seems like its breaking there.jacked up my car again to find out more scrapes in another place.what can it be?i dont think a spring could possibly turn when the car is on the floor.how comes its making noise again?and if its the case of it being in the wrong position,how do i make it ryt.
    sorry for lots of questions,but if anyone knows the answer,please let me know
    thanks a lot
     
     

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