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Old 06-22-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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When purchasing coilovers...

What else should I buy while I'm in there?

Please excuse my ignorance, but I see FCAB and RSM mentioned everywhere...What do those stand for?

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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i would highly suggest RSM and front strut reinforcement plate and you be good. FCAB only if yours is going bad or high mileage.

RSM-rear shock mount
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:19 PM   #3
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Check ball joints/control arms. Maybe consider adj front camber plates if you plan to track or drop the car really low.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys appreciate it!
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everything said above plus sways and struts
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everything said above plus sways and struts
Don't struts come with the coilovers?
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Don't struts come with the coilovers?
YOU FOOL!!!!!!! What were you thinking....coilovers coming with struts. Next you'll be saying coilovers come with shocks.
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wait..do coilovers come with springs?!

ha jp, thanks for the responses, I'm good to go now
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YOU FOOL!!!!!!! What were you thinking....coilovers coming with struts. Next you'll be saying coilovers come with shocks.
BigJae is being sarcastic!!
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RSMs and Control Arm Bushings at the very least.
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be sure to order Rogue RSM's fo sho!
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Thanks for all the input, I will def replace my RSM, and inspect the FCAB...

I haven't looked under the car for a long time, what is it on the RSM that fails? What makes Rogue RSM's superior to ohers?
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its just bushings. the rogue rsm's are designed so that you no longer have to tear apart your trunk to loosen the rear shocks. it makes life a little easier.
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YOU FOOL!!!!!!! What were you thinking....coilovers coming with struts. Next you'll be saying coilovers come with shocks.


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BigJae is being sarcastic!!
The think he was answer my sarcasm with sarcasm...its all good

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Thanks for all the input, I will def replace my RSM, and inspect the FCAB...

I haven't looked under the car for a long time, what is it on the RSM that fails? What makes Rogue RSM's superior to ohers?
The rubber just gets worn. I would recommend sticking with OEM/rubber RSMs if you want OEM like ride quality. If there is one thing that will REALLY stiffen your ride up, its poly bushings.

Not sure if the Rogues are rubber...but the Bimmerworld rubber RSMs have a lifetime warranty!

http://store.bimmerworld.com/lifetim...-set-p397.aspx

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Thanks for the responses, great input here.

I'm getting a killer deal on new Kw V2's, but thanks glws
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