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  1. E36 318iS rear mounts being trashed by new set up! 
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    Well.. another suspension set up issue. I have the new rear set up in now and as warned the old rear mount plates gave up the ghost and split any how I got a new set of rear mounts, took the car for a run this morning and the new mounts split... ????

    I do have the rear slammed right down on the lowest setting and there is a amount of negative cam but I don't think this would effect it?

    Is it just that the ride is to stiff for the mounts? Or is it likely i have done something wrong? This doput because it was really simple to do the rears... Any one got any ideas?
     
     

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    Sorry to hear about this Meerkat, this is a useful post and handy to know though because I am about to do the exact same.

    I will like to see what response you get so I don't do the same, what coilovers did you buy?

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    Well after talking to BMW IOW and some research the first set most defo split from being old and the new set popped out of the metal sleve which I am still in debate if I can fix it or not. I have pictures I can put up when I get to my laptop again but I am also thinking of getting renforced top mounts to just solve this problem.

    I am using the hottunning full set up. They can be got through the
    forum through hottunning. I have found them to be very good but just had and have some small teething problems

    But the handeling is great!! And looks real good as well! If you want some pics they are on my project thread
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Meerkat View Post
    Well after talking to BMW IOW and some research the first set most defo split from being old and the new set popped out of the metal sleve which I am still in debate if I can fix it or not. I have pictures I can put up when I get to my laptop again but I am also thinking of getting renforced top mounts to just solve this problem.

    I am using the hottunning full set up. They can be got through the
    forum through hottunning. I have found them to be very good but just had and have some small teething problems

    But the handeling is great!! And looks real good as well! If you want some pics they are on my project thread
    I will have a look at your project thread later, there is a filter on the works comp

    Where do you get the reinforced top mounts from?

     
     

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    Top mounts renforced I am looking at getting from rouge engineering. They seem to hold it all in place.

     
     

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    Right after looking at RealOEM and studying my set up, I hadn't set it up wrong and the new hadn't split but popped out of the metal sleeve which is pointless trying to fix. So I have just bought some re-enforced mounts that I know will not pop out unless the body work gives up and it smashed through!

    I'll get some pics up once it is all done explaining everything (in my project thread I will do this)
     
     

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    For those that want to know what rear mounts I used or am going to use, here is the sight giving some info about them

    Rouge Engineering Rear Top Mounts

    What I should now do is look into getting some shorted length rear dampers as my rear is lowered by something silly like 100mm so there is a lot or pressure from the normal size dampers forcing up in the mount. Hence the brand new standard set up broke after the first "heavy" bump. Hopefully these re enforced mounts will solve this problem for now.

     
     

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    i'm pretty sure they will. where are you buying them from? coz i only found those in us.
     
     

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    BMW Z3 rear shock mounts or E46 M3 rear mounts, see here for info. http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...ock-Mounts.htm
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    BMW Z3 rear shock mounts or E46 M3 rear mounts, see here for info. http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...ock-Mounts.htm
    So they fit staight on an e36 then?
     
     

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