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coupe suspension on a compact

Postby davefarrer » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:34 pm

I would like to know why they say coupe suspension won't fit a compact because I had coilovers on my coupe and it went straight on my compact not a problem
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Re: coupe suspension on a compact

Postby welshpug » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:00 am

guess you haven't looked at the back?

which compact? 36 or 46?
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Re: coupe suspension on a compact

Postby davefarrer » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:41 am

yes obviously I have looked at the back when I was fitting the suspension off the coupe on to the compact it went on fine that's why I'm confused about why they say it won't fit
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Re: coupe suspension on a compact

Postby Bingo389 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:34 pm

46 rear suspension is the same on coupe/ compact
36 rear suspension is totally different .
compact suspension is the same as e30 rear with swing arms and a beam .also compact is based on a e30 floor plan
Coupe suspension is multi link and only shares the diff casing with a different back plate.
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Re: coupe suspension on a compact

Postby davefarrer » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:09 am

but how come when I ran the bc's off the coupe on the compact it worked? it baffles me any suggestions on what to run for tarmac?
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Re: coupe suspension on a compact

Postby welshpug » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:53 pm

did you read what Bingo posted?
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Re: coupe suspension on a compact

Postby davefarrer » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:43 pm

welshpug wrote:did you read what Bingo posted?

I did yes but if it all bolts up the same why is it different I know floor pan and rear end is different . bit if it fits off a coupe is it down to the angle or different shaped springs.
if all bolts up and works why are people saying it needs different suspension.?
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