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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-20-2014, 12:26 PM
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E30 Rear Shock Mounts Again

So I finally had mine replaced with the UUC Meyle HD Kit. Had Fast Lane European do the work along with a few other things. Well, the mounts lasted a total of four days and about 200 miles of commuting...

The right side blew out half way to the office so dropped the car off at Fast Lane. Guess it's the design of those mounts, basically conical shaped rubber pressed into the mating steel mount so I can see with that design how it's possible for the rubber to just get pushed through with enough force. Maybe other folks have had better experiences with these mounts but disappointing to say the least. Rogers Tii will at least refund my mount purchase once I return the old parts.

The shop was able to get the JT Designs mounts same day so we'll see how those hold up...
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:55 PM
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Your experience is not normal. Maybe the shop didn't install them correctly?

These are more expensive than the Meyle, but are a great upgrade. That said, I think you have a different problem than the part itself.

http://www.rogueengineering.com/rogue/S_BUSH/RSM.html
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:59 PM
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BTW, which shocks do you have installed?
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:42 PM
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Someone forgot a washer.... Happens more than you think. I did it a few years ago while doing it in the driveway.
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:51 PM
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I believe they are OEM Sachs shocks. With the quality of work Fast Lane does, I doubt the mounts were installed improperly. In any case, we'll see how the JT's hold up. I think I had looked at the Rogues originally but I think they were out of stock and got the Meyle's instead.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:19 PM
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Someone forgot a washer.... Happens more than you think. I did it a few years ago while doing it in the driveway.
That^

Unless you were jumping busses there's no way a correctly installed mounts would rip out that quick. Somebody goofed.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:40 AM
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It happens, Shop should just replace it under warranty.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:02 PM
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