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Old 04-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #361
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:56 AM   #362
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Why do I have a knocking noise coming from the rear kris
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #363
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Why do I have a knocking noise coming from the rear kris
I think you might need to post some more details to get legitimate help....
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:30 PM   #364
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Why do I have a knocking noise coming from the rear kris
Check where you put the washer on the rear shock mount. I messed up and forgot it and the rubber ripped through the mount causing the shock to not even be attatched at the top..but that was one hell of a knock haha.

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Old 04-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #365
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do you need top hats with these coilovers?
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #366
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My bad i didn't install them myself I took it to an Indy to install them.at low speeds I can hear a knock coming from the rear. I have a 2002 BMW m3.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:51 PM   #367
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:19 AM   #368
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Check where you put the washer on the rear shock mount. I messed up and forgot it and the rubber ripped through the mount causing the shock to not even be attatched at the top..but that was one hell of a knock haha.

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Are you talking about the washer that comes zip tied to the bottom when first purchasing?
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:21 AM   #369
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And still have about 25% to drop on both front and rear
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #370
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You can re-use your OEM top hats but we do recommend that you purchase new ones. You can get new top hats from PelicanParts.com for about $28.

As to the clunking noises. At this point 8 out of 10 clunk noises are caused by installation. Even if it is a shop we have seen issues. If you need a copy of the installation instructions please PM me your email address. Torquing the bolts to spec is the number one cause.
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Are you talking about the washer that comes zip tied to the bottom when first purchasing?
No on the shock mount, on the top of the shock in the trunk
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Any pics of m3 verts lowered with this?
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We get several phone calls, emails and PMs about customers experiencing clunking noises with different suspension setups. We wanted to help shed some light on the issue and help the community by posting this.

For reference I am running 19" wheels, KW Street Comfort coilovers and the car has 97k on the ticker. My E60 started making a clunking noise when I would turn the steering wheel or go in and out of driveways. Since I was installing new brakes from EBC I had my installer remove the coilover to inspect a few things including the top hat. The top mount was in decent shape about 25,000 miles ago when I had originally installed the coilovers. Now at 97,000 miles it is pretty beat up.

Left is old and right is new. The E60 and E46 share the same top mount.



Front Clunks:
Purchase new top mounts at the time of installing your aftermarket suspension. Regardless if your car has 30,000 or 200,000 miles. I was able to purchase new top mounts from PelicanParts.com for $28 each.



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If you have more questions please ask away and we will do our best to provide you an answer.
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can I get the part number ? cant find it on PelicanParts.com for my 04 m3.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #375
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Here is for all E46 top mounts.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/cata...pg4.htm#item19

Looks like the M3 is a bit pricey compared to standard E46.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #376
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Squeaky noise in the rear what could that be did everything right?

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Old 05-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #377
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Got the coils in the mail a couple days ago. Wheels should be in at some point this month, as well as the CSL front bumper/trunk.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:29 PM   #378
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Did you get the squeak fixed?
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Suspension has settled a little. Still loving everything about these coils.
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