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      08-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Loud Clunk from Rear Suspension

Hey Everyone - was hoping for some help with a problem:

I'm from Westchester County, NY where the roads aren't great, but I avoid my potholes. Driving home last night I start to hear a loud metal on metal clunking noise when the suspension is under load at slower speeds (I haven't driven it at highway speeds yet with this noise). Seems to be coming from the rear of the car, possibly left rear or center. My best guess is a rear shock mount or loose shock. Any input? Would like to have some clarification on the issue, car is being checked out today as we speak. Car is riding on Dinan Stage 1 suspension with OEM 225Ms. Pace BMW did the original install for the suspension, could it have vibrated loose from the larger 19s (and not being torqued correctly in the initial install) over rough roads? I welcome all opinions, thanks!

- R