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Old 10-13-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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coilovers missing rear adjustors buy or no buy?

Hi all,

so, im planning to ;lower my car, and was looking for coil overs,...

so i found this guy on craigslist, selling me this set

http://www.v-maxx.co.uk/viewproduct.asp?id=25&m2=15
anyway

for $300 bucks, however, the problem is that he is missing the rear adjustors... is there any way i can get those alone somewhere? or is there any way to lower the catr without those? will i have problems not having the adjustors when installing the springs and struts.?


here is an actual picture he sent me of the package.

http://i50.tinypic.com/33few7r.jpg

should i buy it off of him? let me know your opinions! as im a nooby when it comes to lowering cars.

oh, note: he never mounted them on his car.
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If thats an actual pic, it doesnt fit your car. Look at the front struts, looks like theyre for an e36 not e46.
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Yeah i should do that.

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If thats an actual pic, it doesnt fit your car. Look at the front struts, looks like theyre for an e36 not e46.
Yeah thats an actual picture of the items... so are you sure its for an e36? im not tryna be a smart ass, i actually appreciate it a lot!

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How long have you owned your car? How many miles? Any maintenance records? There are probably a few things you should focus on before you move onto suspension.
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Yeah thats an actual picture of the items... so are you sure its for an e36? im not tryna be a smart ass, i actually appreciate it a lot!

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Im positive! Google a pic of an e46 front shock and look at those, the bottoms are different
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How long have you owned your car? How many miles? Any maintenance records? There are probably a few things you should focus on before you move onto suspension.
I owned the car for about 7 months now.. it has 180xxxmiles no maintance records when i got it, but i been mainaining it nicely, however, i havent messed or put any maintanance on the suspension springs etc... i just upgraded to 19s about a week ago.. so any advice?

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Im positive! Google a pic of an e46 front shock and look at those, the bottoms are different

Yeah, i believe you, also look i found the version of the e36 same coildover set http://www.v-maxx.co.uk/viewproduct.asp?id=23&m2=13

it looks different than the pic too.

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Hi all,

so, im planning to ;lower my car, and was looking for coil overs,...

so i found this guy on craigslist, selling me this set

http://www.v-maxx.co.uk/viewproduct.asp?id=25&m2=15
anyway

for $300 bucks, however, the problem is that he is missing the rear adjustors... is there any way i can get those alone somewhere? or is there any way to lower the catr without those? will i have problems not having the adjustors when installing the springs and struts.?


here is an actual picture he sent me of the package.

http://i50.tinypic.com/33few7r.jpg

should i buy it off of him? let me know your opinions! as im a nooby when it comes to lowering cars.

oh, note: he never mounted them on his car.
For not much money more you can buy a complete brand new kit....Just food for thought.
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