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Old 03-14-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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Coilovers Problem - Please Help

Today i have attempted to fit some Raceland coilovers to my 2004 e46 coupe. The rears was simple but the fronts not so. it appears that the stock drop links are too long for the suspension strut?, do i need some adjustable drop links or is the coilover kit the wrong?

if needed adjustable drop links then surely it should have stated that in the advert or come with them as a full suspension kit?

please help

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Old 03-14-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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Yea, you more than likely need a set of adjustable sway bar end-links. Most kits come with them as a package when you order your suspension.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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yeah you need shorter links mate.
you should be able to get them from here:
http://www.performance3000.com/

they aint very expensive!
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:11 AM   #4
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can i simply fit a set of shorter links from another car, for example they need to be 2" shorter, so get a pair off another car that are same design but 2" shorter than the stock e46?

or, if its gotta be adjustables only, do they need a professional set up?

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Old 03-16-2009, 02:19 AM   #5
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not my field of specialty, but i can i good job on choosing coilovers
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:54 PM   #6
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Any updates on these coilovers?? do they work? is the quality good?
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:15 PM   #7
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Measure the distance. Even adjustable end links can be long. like my KW links, they require short links.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:21 PM   #8
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am i seeing this right? http://www.racelandus.com/storefront...84&i=248184642
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:42 PM   #9
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If Price = Quality, yuck.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:18 PM   #10
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doing some research and they seem pretty good. gonna keep reading though
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:53 PM   #11
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I am asking because a buddy of mine told me that somebody in the vortex forum was recomending it... I'm skeptical about the price, but he asked me if anybody here had it installed... So if its true what they say about good quality at a good price I might try it...
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:09 AM   #12
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yes please updates these are the best priced coilovers i have ever seen. i want bad. but what are they like?
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:13 AM   #13
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:14 AM   #14
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Wow I finally found coilovers made worse than DDMs...WOW that is all I can say.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:22 AM   #16
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Oh yes and my racing friend/mechanic who has built 50+ BMW race cars lol'd when I sent him the link and declared he wouldn't put those on his lawnmower.
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Oh yes and my racing friend/mechanic who has built 50+ BMW race cars lol'd when I sent him the link and declared he wouldn't put those on his lawnmower.
is that because "you get what you pay for?" or because hes done the research and seen reviews on other cars? so far in the VW world ive seen decent to good reviews.
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LOL 329 dollar coilovers

yea they get good reviews in the vdub world cause all they care about is going low
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:37 AM   #20
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Those "coilovers" look like complete shit. I would never put them on my car if they were free.
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