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Old 05-09-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Clunking noise when I set my coils too low

So I just got ISC Coilovers for my 2008 535xi and I put them down fairly far, just so the fender was slightly lower than the top of the tire with stock wheels and tires, and now there is a clunking noise when I drive that increases with speed and continues when I am in neutral. I am pretty sure that it is axle bind because it went away once a raised the coils up. Once I get bigger wheels I am hoping it will not even happen when I get the coils set where I want them; but does anyone have any other ideas on how to fix this? Or know if it could be anything else? Thanks
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Did you replaced your strut mounts.
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You mean the collars that pinch around the bottom of the strut? No I didn't they're part of the main hub piece. The problem is only on the front by the way, I forgot to mention that in my earlier post.
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Any solution, i dont understand. When i installed coils on my e60 i also had the clunk. i replaced the top strut mount and i put 2 washers instead of 1 then the bolt after. maybe make a video so we hear the noise.
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I did replace my top strut mounts ( they came with the coilovers) but i did not put in washers. Im not totally sure how it could be the strut mounts because the problem is related to how low i set my coilovers and the speed i drive, it has nothing to do with going over bumps.
I called the dealership about the front axles on my car and apparently I bought it with the wrong axles because the part numbers didnt match. Not only do i have the wrong ones, but the ones i have are the same length and part number side to side when they are supposed to be different so I am fairly sure this is the problem, I just have to order new axles but bmw ones are super expensive.
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I had a similar issue when turning left while the ride height was set low. I adjusted my sway bar end links and it went away. You may need to lengthen the sway bar links.
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Thanks Ill check that out too. my coils came with adjustable ones so they should be easy to mess around with
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Yeah you should always do an alignment after installing coils or any suspension!
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I had a similar issue when turning left while the ride height was set low. I adjusted my sway bar end links and it went away. You may need to lengthen the sway bar links.
how did you lengthen them ? I am dealing with a similar situation.
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i think i need adjustable endlinks then
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