Discussion in 'E46 M3 (2001-2006)' started by matt311, Mar 14, 2019 at 12:17 PM.
Anyone else had a similar problem?
FYI the rear has no knocks and is all fine.
Could very well be the top shock nut.
Could be a worn bush on the lower arm that is noisier now you've fitted stiffer springs
That’s what I thought at first but both torqued up,triple checked
Put 2 new wishbones on last week after advisory on MOT, so hopefully they’re all okay
How old are your front shocks? Stiffer and lowered spring's will bring out any weakness in the shocks. Also check the drop links are tight.
Front control arm bush, track rod ends now it's lowered, ARB drop links?
What was wrong with your wishbones?
Check the anti roll bar isn’t binding when the suspension is down, I had some shorter links on mine for coil overs and they knocked like mad when back up at Eibach height, you might need shorter ones
Not sure on shock age, only bought the car in October but they both seemed to be in good condition, no leaks etc but could be a weakness like you say
Nearside ball joint had gone, so replaced both at the same time, the rear bush too
Okay mate thanks for that I’ll have a look into it