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    Rear Shockers

    Hi all,


    I've replaced the standard shocks on me 1.6 Club (z16se) today. Like a numpty I didn't do a before and after pic.

    Everything went well and there doesn't appear to be any problems, however, I'd like to know:

    Here's a pic of the new shock, the E20 bolt from the shock body to the trailing arm does not sit flush against the shock - is this normal?





    Cheers

    Brian

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    is the head of the bolt square againts the bush through the shocker ?

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    Hi fella,

    No it's not square against the bush, that's what I'm concerned about.

    Sorry - I should have provided more info. I replaced the standard rear shocks with Bilstein B4's, now, I thought they were a straight replacement, at the time I noticed the top mount is/was different from the standard shock (the bottom mount to trailing arm is the same). The bush is wider on the standard shock.

    Now I'm wondering if I need to 'space out' the top mount with some washers, which may square off the bottom mount - any thoughts folks?

    Any one had this issue with the B4 rear's on a 03 club?

    Here's more pics - sorry they're a bit blurred.


    top mount




    trailing arm





    standard shock





    bilstein shock (soz - aint got a pic before installed on car)






    I've left the B4's on for now. Any one think it will not be OK to drive as is.


    Cheers,

    Brian

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    FWIW: I checked the shocks over the weekend and they seem to have settled/bedded in. There sitting much better on the bolts.

    Bloody parcel shelf rattles it's tit's off now though :-)

    B

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    I fitted the cheapo Bilsteins on mine and I gained an annoying rattle.

    Wasn't sure what the cause was at first. Spent a few months eliminating everything else until I decided it had to be the new shocks.

    Replaced them with KYB dampers, noise went away.
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