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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 09-13-2006, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shock Mount :(

Is it common for a brand new rear shock mount to break? Is that why Bavauto recommends getting the convertible one?
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I'm not sure what you mean by "rear shock mount"? Are you talking about suspension or the trunk shocks?
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Old 09-13-2006, 03:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He's talking about the mount that the rear shock connects to the body through. Hence the name "Rear Shock Mount"
I would talk to the person you got the mount from if it's brand new... wait, is your car lowered?
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OK... then what do you mean by break. I've never seen one break. Are you bottoming out your shocks? It's not like there's a bunch of moving parts in there or anything! I know that the E36's had problems with the actual shock towers tearing, but I haven't really heard of the E30's having any issues on a regular basis.
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my shock mounts rattle like you wouldn't beleive.....it's driving me crazy. When I get a free moment I'm going to raplace them...

are the convertible ones supposed to be stronger?
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Ahhhh! OK! I now see what your talking about! WTF? What were you doing when that happened? You say they were new? Maybe I will check mine out even if they aren't making any noise!
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Mine make so much noise.... Maybe I should fix it?
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Mine make so much noise.... Maybe I should fix it?
there is NOTHING I hate worse then random noises comming from my car.....I'd rather have her not start than make a little rattle
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they are breaking because they are oem and you have sport springs and sport shocks, you need poly rear shock mounts, end of story...
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