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Old 04-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Question on Wheels on my E46

Hi guys.

My brother went and slapped on the summer wheels on my e46 - 18 inch wheels while i was in the states for the weekend.

Thing is my rear mounts are shot, the car makes knocking noises when im over the bumps - ive ordered new mounts but i wont be able to have time to get them done for another 2 weeks.

Can I still drive my car? Didnt want to put the wheels on till i got the mounts fixed but my smart ass brother couldnt resist..

Im worried the rubber may get chewed or something...? Should I get the alignment done or just not drive it till the mounts are here??
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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When the mount fails, the top of the shock goes thru the trunk carpet. Then you loose all function of the shock, and ride on spring only (not fun handeling).
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:52 AM   #3
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It should take a newbie no longer than an hour per side to replace the RSMs. That's using jackstands and a wrench in your garage.

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