E90Post
 


Evolution of Speed
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > Apex coilovers



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-09-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
parminder
Private First Class
8
Rep
137
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 325i se
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: united kingdom

iTrader: (0)

Apex coilovers

hey guys jst wondering if you could help me with the coilovers. ordered apex coilovers from topgear in uk which were made in germany, took complete month to arrive and when they did it was incomplete which is what the garage is saying as they cant fit it on the car. so i sent it back to topgear who inspected it and said it was complete so jst wondering why would the fitters say its incomplete.
here is a picture one of the guys took. just trying to figure out whats missing?



if someone knows about this will save me a lot of trouble
kind regards
parmz
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2010, 08:14 PM   #2
subieworx
Lieutenant
15
Rep
410
Posts

Drives: 07 335
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (1)

What was the problem they had with installing them?
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
Misturrtinnie
Addicted.
Misturrtinnie's Avatar
35
Rep
1,208
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i Coupe AW
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas

iTrader: (13)

Doesn't seem to be missing anything unless its one of the washers underneath the top hat. There's supposed to be two. And is that a helper spring? If it is you might be missing the piece between the helper spring and the actual coilover spring. Other than that it looks complete to me.
__________________
#TeamNemesisTX
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2010, 06:23 AM   #4
parminder
Private First Class
8
Rep
137
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 325i se
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: united kingdom

iTrader: (0)

yeah just rang him he goes there was a plate missing didnt elaborate which one but he said the plates were missing so could not fit. has anyone got a picture of a basic coilover kit which has a;; that so i can send it to topgear because the ones on google already come with the top
thanks
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2010, 11:36 PM   #5
Misturrtinnie
Addicted.
Misturrtinnie's Avatar
35
Rep
1,208
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i Coupe AW
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas

iTrader: (13)



I think you're missing number 5. I really don't know what plate your mechanic is talking about. Seems like everything is there.
__________________
#TeamNemesisTX
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2010, 07:51 PM   #6
parminder
Private First Class
8
Rep
137
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 325i se
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: united kingdom

iTrader: (0)











took some pictures of the kit guys anything you can spot wrong and according to apex the helper springs are suppose to be for the rear. is that right :s
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2010, 01:52 PM   #7
parminder
Private First Class
8
Rep
137
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 325i se
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: united kingdom

iTrader: (0)

anyone
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2010, 02:35 PM   #8
mike-y
just another bmw douche bag
United_States
165
Rep
3,669
Posts

Drives: 1.9L of fury
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (4)

I can't really see anything missing, other than the top mounting hat, which I believe you are supposed to take from your stock suspension and re-use it with the coilovers.

the black rings shown under the rear adjusters - those are the rings that go between the main spring and helper spring, right?
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2010, 02:41 PM   #9
enrita
Major General
enrita's Avatar
Sweden
84
Rep
7,381
Posts

Drives: 335i - Big turbos
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Italian in Sweden

iTrader: (0)

Change shop....
__________________
07 335i AT - MOTIV 750 - MHD E85 BMS flash - BMS PI - JB4G5 - Okada Coils - NGK 5992 Plugs - Helix IC - Snow Stg. 3 - Stett CP - Custom midpipes with 100 HJS Cats - Bastuck Quad - PSS10 - QUAIFE LSD - BMS OCC - Forge DVs - AR OC - ALCON BBK - M3 Chassi - Dinan CP - Velocity M rear Toe arms - Advan RZ-DF - LUX H8 - Level 10 AT upgrade
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2010, 03:00 PM   #10
parminder
Private First Class
8
Rep
137
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 325i se
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: united kingdom

iTrader: (0)

yeah those black rings are for the helper spring and the main one. only worry they are plastic lol and also its confusing on why they would use helper spring on the rear and not the front.
changed the shop today and seems they could remove my stock strut apprantly the lower link wouldnt come off. not having a good time with the car or its just too good for these guys to handle
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #11
fdriller9
Banned
United_States
190
Rep
7,090
Posts

Drives: '06 AW 330xi
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Jersey/Philly/NYC

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 330xi  [3.22]
Quote:
Originally Posted by parminder View Post
yeah just rang him he goes there was a plate missing didnt elaborate which one but he said the plates were missing so could not fit. has anyone got a picture of a basic coilover kit which has a;; that so i can send it to topgear because the ones on google already come with the top
thanks
I think some coils re-use the stock top hat....ask the shop if your stock mounts will fit the aftermarket coils.

EDIT: NVM, this was covered already.
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2010, 04:59 PM   #12
parminder
Private First Class
8
Rep
137
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 325i se
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: united kingdom

iTrader: (0)

got it all sorted thanks for the help guys
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 10:24 AM   #13
P 5UML
Lieutenant Colonel
P 5UML's Avatar
United Kingdom
53
Rep
1,645
Posts

Drives: BMW E92 325D M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: London

iTrader: (1)

parminder,

i am thinking about getting these coilovers, do you have any reviews on this? pics that you could share please?

thanks
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST