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    when you put the spring in, did you have to push the axle shaft/spring holder down?

    the spring does look awfully small.
     
     

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    bit difficult to know what the exact problem is but heres a guide on another make but basically the principle is the same

    http://www.bmw-m.net/TechProc/H&R%20...TALL%202.0.pdf
     
     

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    i get a rather nice knocking/grinding noise from my rear end, it could be a trailing arm bush as plenty of people have to me thats what mine is :S (whether it is or not i have no idea, cant be bothered to look) mine is lowered 120mm all round and i have no problems with rubbing or scrapping at all, i would check the adjusters in the top of the springs are in centrally and not pushing the springs out at an angle
    if it cant be fixed with a large hammer, then its not worth fixing
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by scandal View Post
    thanks for answer.i thought it was something weird with my car.just out of interest,do you know why its not level in both sides,and why especially 328?
    thanks mate again
    Now worries. I have never been able to find out why they sit the way they do, it done my head in to the point that I am having the second set of shocks and springs fitted in a year next week! Coilovers this time though!

    Mine sat low on the drivers side front and back and I started to wonder if the car had chassis issues but I have been assured it is 100% sound. Then I came on here and found there were loads like it, and loads with coilovers
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickle View Post
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    when you put the spring in, did you have to push the axle shaft/spring holder down?

    the spring does look awfully small.
    yes,when the spring is loose its seems to be a normal size and when fitting it i had to push the whole shaft down.its just when the car goes down on the ground with the wheel on,it totally compreses
     
     

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    hi everyone
    so after the last conversation with the seller,when they said its def the ryt springs for this kit and that there is nothing else they can do, i jacked up my car again and turned those springs upside down again.i mean the normal way in my opinion, with the adjuster in the top.i've still got some of those knocking noises,but i quess i just have to leave it as it is.and maybe next time buy something a bit of a better quality stuff
    thanks guys for all the answers and suggestions.your help is really appreciated
     
     

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    someone must have a picture of there e36 on budget coillies with the spring compressed?????????????
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by scandal View Post
    hi everyone
    so after the last conversation with the seller,when they said its def the ryt springs for this kit and that there is nothing else they can do, i jacked up my car again and turned those springs upside down again.i mean the normal way in my opinion, with the adjuster in the top.i've still got some of those knocking noises,but i quess i just have to leave it as it is.and maybe next time buy something a bit of a better quality stuff
    thanks guys for all the answers and suggestions.your help is really appreciated
    they shouldnt knock buddy even cheap ones so that indicates another problem like droplinks or something at the rear and i would suggest follow the guides again and redo it all at the back and regrease and double check everything-should take 30 minutes tops to do the rears as they are a piece of piss to do
     
     

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    Those springs look identical to my FKs TBH, but I get no knocks or scrapes. I just wonder if new, or maybe thicker, lower rubbers might help - what condition were the old ones in?
    Just as a comparison, mine look like this with the rear wishbone jacked up...

    IMG_0038.jpg
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flakmonkey View Post
    Those springs look identical to my FKs TBH, but I get no knocks or scrapes. I just wonder if new, or maybe thicker, lower rubbers might help - what condition were the old ones in?
    Just as a comparison, mine look like this with the rear wishbone jacked up...

    img_0038.jpg
    thanks a lot for the pic mate.i really wanted to see that.and my looks exactly same.just wondering when did you take that pic,was it just after you got it fitted?cos it looks all new.mine was on for few weeks now and the paint of the spring came off in many places,cos its touching the sides of the wishbone.didnt you get any rubbing issues?i can see you left that plastic sleeve on the spring?i took it off.
    the rubbers on mine were ok.i dont think they've ever been replaced but looked normal
    thanks a lot
     
     

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