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Old 04-13-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Anybody else ever experience this?

Hey maX members!, so recently I ordered a pair of OEM replacement rear coil springs & rear shocks/struts for my E36 I gave the parts store the part numbers, and even compared the new to old in size, but once I installed them I realized that my car is way lower than the old ones I had, I literally can barely fit a finger in between my wheels and wheel arch (it's rubbing like crazy) anyone ever come across a problem like this or know the cause for it? Thanks.

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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Kind of hard to say without knowing part numbers, car model, brand, etc...
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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Kind of hard to say without knowing part numbers, car model, brand, etc...
The brand of the coil springs are called "Suplex" And the shocks are Monroe I don't have the part numbers any more, I threw out the boxes, (this is meant to be a temporary set up until I buy coilovers) and the car is a 1993 320i, sorry I can't provide more information.

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Old 04-14-2014, 10:47 PM   #5
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OK, well you might have confused everyone by saying that they are OEM replacements.
It might be more clear to say that they are aftermarket replacements for stock parts.
Most likely the parts store gave you the wrong parts. I've never heard of anyone using those brands on a BMW, but I'm not the most knowledgeable member here.

You should be able to look up the correct parts in those companies' catalogs.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:27 AM   #6
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shoulda went junkyard route
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:48 PM   #7
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Slam the front to make it match
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:06 PM   #8
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Slam the front to make it match
Haha I was thinking exactly that, seeing as it's too late to return the parts.
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Are there isolators you could install to raise it up a bit? Or just put the old ones back on?
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:16 PM   #10
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Are there isolators you could install to raise it up a bit? Or just put the old ones back on?
I used the new ones, figured I might as well change them while doing the springs and shocks.
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